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    CMS Release of Physician Payment Data
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 9, 2014, 1:55 pm

    Today, CMS released 2012 Medicare payment data on virtually all physicians to the public.  As recently as January CMS indicated that patient requests under the Freedom of Information Act would be reviewed and released on a case-by-case basis. This massive release is without precedent. The release wa

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    AMA: Critical Step Takes Congress Closer to a SGR Repeal
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: February 6, 2014, 1:11 pm

    Read more: http://goo.gl/j8occC

    Read a news article: http://goo.gl/VCne4A

     

    Read a news article about the

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    NJHA Names Jones New Board Chairman at 95th Annual Meeting
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: January 31, 2014, 12:19 pm

    "NJHA Names Jones New Board Chairman at 95th Annual Meeting"Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1699802#ixzz2s0OhUK7k

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    The Allendale Community for Mature Living Announces Key Additions to Leadership Staff
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: January 31, 2014, 12:18 pm

    "The Allendale Community for Mature Living Announces Key Additions to Leadership Staff" http://goo.gl/8in57F

    -Paramus Post

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    MSNJ Legislative Update
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: December 26, 2013, 1:36 pm

    MSNJ Legislative Update: December 20, 2013

    http://msnj.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/msnj-legislative-update-december-20-2013/

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    Seniors scrambling after United Healthcare drops doctors from Medicare Advantage
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: December 26, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Seniors scrambling after United Healthcare drops doctors from Medicare Advantage - See more at: http://goo.gl/r8Tvsr

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    Walgreen's Policy on Opioids Leaked to the Press; MSNJ Previously Sought Disclosure
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: October 23, 2013, 8:40 am

    Walgreen's Policy on Opioids Leaked to the Press; MSNJ Previously Sought Disclosure

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    Check out MSNJ's work with Monmouth-Ocean Medical Society and Project Medicine Drop!
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: October 23, 2013, 8:40 am

    Check out MSNJ's work with Monmouth-Ocean Medical Society and Project Medicine Drop!

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    Check out NJ.com's "Take 5" with MSNJ President Ruth Schulze, MD!
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: October 23, 2013, 8:39 am

    Check out NJ.com's "Take 5" with MSNJ President Ruth Schulze, MD!


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    Take a look at MSNJ President Ruth Schulze, MD's mention on NJ.com!
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: October 23, 2013, 8:38 am

    Take a look at MSNJ President Ruth Schulze, MD's mention on NJ.com!


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    "NJ about to hit a wall on primary care, local physicians warn" - Burlington County Times
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: June 25, 2013, 10:33 am

    MSNJ in the News: "NJ about to hit a wall on primary care, local physicians warn" - Burlington County Times http://t.co/NmNH4N8LxQ

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    NJSpotlight: "Bill Aims to Aid Healthcare Price Transparency Through Claims Database"
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: June 13, 2013, 7:48 am

    Read the article by Andrew Kitchenman: www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/06/06/bill-aims-to-aid-healthcare-price-transparency-through-claims-database/

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    US Supreme Court Allows Class-Arbitration for Physicians: Agrees with Arguments Advanced by MSNJ and
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: June 10, 2013, 3:00 pm

    On June 10, the United States Supreme Court found that the Oxford participation agreement's arbitration clause allowed payment disputes to be pursued by physicians as a class. Over a decade ago Oxford had compelled  Dr. John Sutter, a New Jersey pediatrian, to arbitrate his payment disputes, but

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    License Renewal-MSNJ Asks that Physicians Complete the Workforce Survey
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: May 24, 2013, 9:51 am

    Last week, the NJ Board of Medical Examiners mailed and posted notices for license renewal. The notices were delayed at least in part because of pending legislation which would have required physicians to complete the accompanying  physician workforce survey ...

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    Asbury Park Press: "The doctor will Skype you now: 'Virtual health care' gaining ground"
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: May 6, 2013, 8:42 am

    Read the article by Carol Gorga Williams http://www.app.com/article/20130506/NJNEWS/305060009/The-doctor-will-Skype-you-now-Virtual-health-care-gaining-ground?nclick_check=1

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    Delay in Medicare Ordering & Referring Denial Edits
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: April 30, 2013, 10:56 am

    CMS has delayed implementation of the Phase 2 ordering and referring denial edits due to technical issues. The original implementation date was scheduled for May 1, 2013. CMS claims the delay is temporary, but has not announced the new date. We will post information, as it becomes available, in e-Ne

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    Star Ledger: N.J. Supreme Court toughens rule on experts in medical malpractice cases
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: April 29, 2013, 8:54 am

    4/29/13

    Read the article by Sue Livio, The Star Ledger

    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/04/njs_high_court_toughens_rule_o.html

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    Medicaid Primary Care Incentive Payment Update
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: March 7, 2013, 7:32 am

    Medicaid Primary Care Incentive Payments Delayed, but will be Retroactive MSNJ confirmed with DMAHS that the division will file the necessary State Plan Amendment (SPA) to obtain federal approval for the primary care incentive payments for fee-for service physicians. The SPA is due to the federal g

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    MSNJ Files Brief in US Supreme Court Advocating for Class Arbitration
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: March 4, 2013, 7:38 am

    By: Melinda Martinson, MSNJ General Counsel

    On March 1, MSNJ joined the AMA filing an amici curiae—friends of the court– brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter of Oxford v. Sutter. This case presents the important question of whether physicians may arbitrate as a class when the insurer ...

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    MSNJ’s Statement on NJ Medicaid Expansion
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: March 1, 2013, 9:07 am

    Governor Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid is a positive step that will create access to health insurance for many uninsured residents. Importantly, this decision will make additional investment in the program possible. This is also an opportunity to align incentives and create a robust net

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    URGENT: Registration for EHR Incentive Program Needed to Avoid eRx Penalty
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: January 30, 2013, 2:10 pm

    CMS Extends Time for Filing eRx Hardship to Avoid 2013 Penalty   CMS has re-opened the Communications Support page to allow physicians who missed the June 30th deadline to file for a Medicare eRx hardship exemption in order to avoid the 1.5 percent penalty in 2013. Physicians who would like to file

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    URGENT: HIPAA Deadline this Friday, 1/25/13
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: January 23, 2013, 2:50 pm

    URGENT: HIPAA Deadline this Friday, 1/25/13. Verify your business associate and subcontractor agreements if you haven't already done so.

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    Medicare 2013 Fee Schedule Updated
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: January 22, 2013, 9:57 am

    The corrected 2013 Medicare fee schedule is now posted on the Novitas website.

    The deadline for changes in physician participation status has been extended to February 15, 2013. MSNJ recommends that physicians, who are considering their participation options, review the AMA’s Medicare Participa

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    AMA: Last-Minute Action to Avert Cuts to Physicians Shows the Need for Meaningful Medicare Changes
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: January 2, 2013, 2:22 pm

    “Congress averted a drastic cut of 26.5 percent from hitting physicians who care for Medicare patients on January 1. This patch temporarily alleviates the problem, but Congress’ work is not complete; it has simply delayed this massive, unsustainable cut for one year.

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    Know your options: Medicare Participation Guide
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: December 21, 2012, 10:01 am

    Read the AMA's guide to Medicare participation options for physicians

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    Congress Must Act to Avert Medicare Fee Cuts Before January 1
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Brianna B Meister | Released: November 29, 2012, 8:50 am

    The annual rite of organized medicine seeking congressional action to avert steep Medicare fee cuts before January 1 is upon us. However, this year is different. Not only is a 27% fee cut scheduled to occur because of the flawed SGR formula, but physicians will also be subject to an additional 2% fe

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    Complimentary Recovery Empowerment Symposium
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: November 13, 2012, 1:54 pm

    MSNJ is participating with Henry Schein Medical® in a complimentary Recovery Empowerment Symposium offering advice on how to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
    Date/Time: Friday, November 16, 2012 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
    Location: Westin Times Square; 270 West 43rd Street at Eighth Avenue, New York,

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    MSNJ Members May Qualify for Emergency Loans from our Corporate Partner Credit Union
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: November 7, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Please be aware that HEFCU has put into place Emergency Assistance Loan Programs to help aide in the efforts of their current members’ recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. MSNJ members who wish to join HEFCU may also take advantage of the programs. Read more.

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    Christie Administration Announces Recovery Assistance Services for NJ Businesses Impacted by Hurrica
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: November 7, 2012, 2:28 pm

    Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno announced a series of business assistance services for those affected by the storm. The business recovery assistance services are designed to support businesses and workers who may be temporarily unable to perform their jobs due to the storm. Rea

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    Physicians May Join the Medical Reserve Corp to Assist Response & Recovery from Hurricane Sandy
    Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: November 6, 2012, 1:07 pm

    Physicians interested in volunteering for New Jersey’s response and recovery efforts may join the New Jersey Medical Reserve Corp (NJMRC). The NJMRC is a state-wide county-based program comprised of healthcare professionals and community health volunteers. For details, visit the NJMRC registry at ww

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