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    Mishael Azam, Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs, appears on One on One to discuss drug abuse prevention:


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    Assembly Health Committee Chairman Herb Conaway appears in healthcare town hall. Click here to view.


    Open Payment Data to be Released September 30; Time to Dispute Extended to September 8
    MSNJ along with more than 100 medical societies signed on to a letter to CMS asking for a six month delay in the public release of the Open Payments data. This was soon followed by the discovery of reporting errors that led CMS to temporarily shut down the Open Payments System. CMS has since reported that the site is back online. Physicians can now complete steps 1 and 2 of the registration process.

    When the data is released next month, one-third of the records will be withheld due to data inconsistencies. In an email written to Propublica, CMS spokesman Aaron Albright stated, “CMS is returning about one-third of submitted records to the manufacturers and [group purchasing organizations] because of intermingled data, and will include these records in the next reporting cycle." These records will be posted in June 2015. September 30 will still be the first public release date, despite the temporary shutdown of the website, and will include payments made from August 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Read more.


    ATTENTION PHYSICIANS: Prescription Blank Deadline Extended

    MSNJ asked the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for leniency for practices unable to obtain the new prescription blanks by the August 18 deadline, due to vendor back-orders. In response to our request and that of several other groups, the DCA decided to extend the deadline to September 19, 2014 and allow physicians to use the old and/or new prescription blanks from August 19 through September 19. Only the new prescription blanks may be used effective September 20. Physicians, who have not placed orders for the new blanks, are urged to contact an approved vendor and order immediately. Also, please be sure to notify the NJ Drug Control Unit that you have destroyed your old prescription blanks by completing a certification of destruction.


    MSNJ Advocacy Conference: Drs. Poole, Schulze, Brenner on Quality

    MSNJ Advocacy Conference - Video News Wrapper Report - Dr. Robert Brenner

    Click here for more videos from this years Advocacy Conference!


    Click here to read MSNJ's Statement on CMS Release of Physician Payment Data


    Click here to read The New York Times article "Nurses Are Not Doctors"


     

     

     

    Download MSNJ's 2014/2015 Meeting Calendar

    Meet & Greet with Legislative Leaders

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Sofia of Margate

    8th Annual Golf Outing

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available for MSNJ's 2015 Advocacy Conference and Inaugural Gala

    Here’s your unique opportunity to gain visibility with the New Jersey physician community by supporting…

    2015 MSNJ Advocacy Conference 
    Friday, May 1, 2015
    (Location TBD

    2015 MSNJ Inaugural Gala honoring Steven Berkowitz, MD
    Saturday, May 9, 2014
    (
    Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel)

    Click Here for More Information and Sponsorship Registration

     
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    Dr. Joseph Fennelly, Chair of MSNJ’s Bioethics Committee on New Jersey’s assisted suicide legislation @TimesofTrenton http://t.co/xaXYtOdDxO COO & Senior Manager Legislative Affairs Mishael Azam discusses drug abuse prevention w/ @SteveAdubato @NJTVonline - https://t.co/oOVYEw7eOW Our 8th Annual Golf Outing supporting the MSNJ Foundation will be held on 10/15. Golfers & sponsors register today - http://t.co/vtQyZFFCOs SAVE THE DATE: "Meet & Greet With Legislative Leaders" - Thurs. 9/18, 6-9 p.m. For more info: http://t.co/0RIMdTszK6 http://t.co/4COhl3Wpnp Health Policy Forum feat. experts & physicians incl. our Assembly Health Committee Chair Dr. Herb Conaway @NJTVonline http://t.co/bsOWJMiFc9

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