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    Manage Medicare Appeals Online with Novitasphere
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: May 16, 2019, 2:04 pm

    Novitas offers many ways to conduct your Novitas Appeals-related business through Novitasphere, a free, secure internet portal. Features include:


    Claim Correction

    A fast and easy way to make changes for clerical errors including, but not limited to: date of service, procedure codes, modifiers,

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    Medical Society of New Jersey Joins Fund to Improve Health Information Exchange
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: May 16, 2019, 6:37 am

    State participates in the largest investment of private funds to assist physicians with sharing health information across medical practices

    Lawrenceville, NJ – The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), in association with five other state medical societies and The Physicians Foundation, today annou

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    Marc J. Levine, MD Installed as 227th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: May 16, 2019, 6:36 am

    Lawrenceville, NJ – Marc J. Levine, MD was recently installed as the 227th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention on May 3 & 4 at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City. Dr. Levine has served as a member of MSNJ’s Board of Trustees

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    MSNJ House of Delegates/Annual Meeting
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Sue Hoisington | Released: March 14, 2019, 1:11 pm

    House of Delegates Resolutions due April 12
    Resolutions must come from county societies, a MSNJ committee or council or the MSNJ Board of Trustees. Resolutions submitted directly to MSNJ by an individual member will be forwarded to that member's county society for action. The county societies will d

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    Summary of Appellate Division Decision in Allstate v. Lajara
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: March 14, 2019, 9:58 am

    By: Richard Robins, Esq., Brach Eichler

    By way of background, the trial judge had issued rulings that a radiologist, Dr. Damien, violated several sections of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (“BME”) regulation at N.J.A.C. 13:35-2.6 (the “rule”),  because he did not examine or review

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    A Message from the CEO - Insurance Products
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Larry Downs, Esq | Released: March 13, 2019, 12:46 pm

    Dear Colleagues,

    Several months ago I addressed our membership with exciting news about "our" comprehensive insurance agency team, MSNJ Risk Advisors.  As President of MSNJ Risk Advisors, I introduced Monty, our Executive VP, and Jennifer, our VP who had just joined our team of professionals. As I

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    Governor Murphy Releases Budget Address
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: March 8, 2019, 12:47 pm

    By: Sabeen Masih, Capital Impact Group

    Governor Phil Murphy delivered his second budget address today, proposing a $38.6 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2020, including a plea to lawmakers to raise taxes on millionaires and work towards a common goal throughout the negotiation process. 

    Murph

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    Direct messaging—an opportunity to improve care coordination, patient safety, family empowerment, efficiency
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: February 28, 2019, 1:41 pm

    Meaningful care coordination and more efficient clinical workflows depend on seamless data exchange between providers, specialists, facilities, and their patients. And while it has been a struggle to achieve universally, Direct messaging is one way to offer simple, secure sharing of patient data. Tr

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    MSNJ Opposes “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act”
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Marlene Mathew Kalayilparampil | Released: February 14, 2019, 1:08 pm

    Last Thursday, the Senate had a hearing on S-1072, the "Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act;" which permits qualified terminally ill patients to self-administer medication to end life in a humane and dignified manner. MSNJ opposed the legislation, as elements of the bill require physicia

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    3 ways to maximize employer diabetes prevention tools for your patients
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: February 13, 2019, 1:17 pm

    From the AMA:

    For many of your patients, work makes up—and takes up—a great deal of their lives. In fact, it’s probably where they spend most of their time. So it only makes sense that their jobs would support them in their health, especially when it comes to type 2 diabetes prevention.

    Type 2 dia

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    Update on Rule Limiting Compensation from Pharma to Prescribers
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: January 31, 2019, 1:21 pm

    Members have asked about the status of the proposed amendments to the rule limiting compensation from pharmaceutical manufacturers to prescribers. We understand that the Division of Consumer Affairs intends to adopt the amended rule in the first quarter of 2019. This is due to the number of comments

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    OneHealth New Jersey – A Valuable Tool in MIPS Participation
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: January 24, 2019, 10:57 am

    OneHealth New Jersey wants to help Medical Society of New Jersey members have the best opportunity to earn positive incentives under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements. In 2019 all MIPS par

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    State Board Vacancy
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: January 17, 2019, 8:19 am

    The Motor Vehicle Commission seeks cardiologists, neurologists, endocrinologists and psychiatrists to serve on its Medical Review Unit. This distinguished Panel is appointed by the Governor and compensated on a per diem basis. They are seeking physicians in the following specialties: cardiology, neu

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    At – Large Trustee Position
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: January 10, 2019, 1:00 pm

    There is one At – Large Trustee position available on the Board. The candidates may come from any of the three districts. The candidate with the most votes will become the At-Large Trustee from their district. The At-Large Trustee is elected after all other candidates are selected from a county not

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    New HIE Tool to Combat Drug Overdose Deaths
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: January 10, 2019, 10:17 am

    In early December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released startling numbers on the increase in deaths from drug overdose. Between the years of 2011 and 2016, the number of overdose deaths increased by 54 percent. The report notes there were 41,340 drug overdose deaths in 2011

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    CMS Streamlines Systems for QPP Data Submission and Access
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: January 10, 2019, 10:16 am

    If your organization participates in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) or you are a representative of an Alternative Payment Model (APM) reporting data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the QPP website (such as a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizati

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    Physician Compare 30-Day Preview Period Extended to 1/7
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: December 20, 2018, 1:26 pm

    From CMS:

    On November 30, CMS opened the 30-Day Preview Period for the 2016 performance information targeted to be publicly reported on Physician Compare starting in early 2019. The preview was scheduled to end on December 31 at 8pm ET. We are extending preview through Monday, January 7 at 8pm ET (

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    KAMMCO Develops New Tool to Assist Healthcare Providers Combatting Opioid Epidemic
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: December 6, 2018, 8:32 am

    Physicians, hospitals and behavioral health providers participating in the OneHealth New Jersey health information exchange will appreciate access to a new analytic dashboard—Opioid/Controlled Substances. Developed by physicians in response to the widespread opioid crisis in this country, the new to

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    Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 Includes Changes to Evaluation-and-Management Services
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: December 6, 2018, 8:31 am

    The 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule included several changes when it comes to payment for evaluation-and-management (E/M) services. Physicians should make note about three things in next year’s fee schedule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

    1. CMS has postpone

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    Court Finds Insurer Violated the NJ Consumer Fraud Act
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: November 29, 2018, 8:25 am

    The 3d Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a New Jersey Federal District Court decision on the issue of whether an insurer may be liable under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). This auto liability case is contrary to others that have found the CFA does not apply to insurance policy disputes whe

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