Physician Facilitator Needed

July 8, 2016

Do you know anyone who might be interested in helping to facilitate a discussion group for veterans in Concord?

Labs - New office-based labs reporting requirement

Physician office-based labJuly 8, 2016

Under a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation, some physician office-based labs (POL) will be required to report private-payer payment rates and the associated volumes of tests performed within a POL.

Arboviral Disease in NH 2016

Potential arboviral disease carrier!The NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 6, regarding arboviral disease in New Hampshire.

Substance Use Disorder Benefit for Standard Medicaid Recipients

July 5, 2016

As of July 1, 2016, a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) benefit is available to New Hampshire's Medicaid recipients. The new benefit, previously offered only to those who enrolled in Medicaid two years ago, as part of the expansion program, can now be accessed by Medicaid recipients in the state’s fee-for-service plan or enrolled with either New Hampshire Healthy Families or the Well Sense Health Plan.

The full list of included SUD services can be found on the New Hampshire DHHS website.

JUA Update

June 21, 2016

The State of New Hampshire recently released a notice of hearing on the receiver's motion for the approval of the assumption agreement with MedPro (a private insurer) as part of the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (JUA) dissolution process.

The Merrimack Superior Court has scheduled a hearing on the Approval Motion at 1:30 pm on August 5, 2016, in Courtroom 1 at the Merrimack Superior Court, 163 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03302.

SB417 Non-compete Clauses in Physician Contracts

June 6, 2016

On June 6, Governor Hassan signed SB 417, prohibiting geographic non-compete clauses in physician contracts.  The prohibition will take effect on August 7, 2016, for new and renewal contracts.

 

New Opioid CME Requirement Effective September 1, 2016

June 3, 2016

Effective September 1, 2016, physicians will need to include 3 hours of Board approved opioid CME or pass a test, as part of the regular every-other year CME reporting cycle that coincides with license renewal.  Opioid-related online CME courses: https://www.nh.gov/medicine/

 

Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in NH

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on May 23, regarding Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in New Hampshire.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) draws your attention to the following:

Key Points and Recommendations:

1. NH continues to have one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation and ~60% of blacklegged ticks sampled in NH are infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

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