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.
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
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,
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
Emergency Fueling Locations for Doctors, Nurses, Utility Companies and Government/Critical Needs
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melissa Zarzycki | Released: November 5, 2012, 8:43 am
For your information, below is a list of emergency fueling locations for Doctors, Nurses, Utility Companies and Government/critical needs.
Doctors and nurses employed by healthcare facilities can receive up to 15 gallons of gasoline at one of the fueling depots in Monmouth, Ocean and Hudson Counties
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
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
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 ...
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.
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
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
Read the article by Sue Livio, The Star Ledger
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