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Recent News

Recent News

Mar
25

 

[LINCOLN, NE March 25, 2020] Nebraska Medical Association’s member physicians are calling on all industries to help fulfill an identified need of medical supplies for local physician clinics and hospitals statewide. The NMA is requesting any business that may have a...>>Read more...

Mar
11

The NMA recognizes how this COVID-19 virus may impact you as a provider and your ability to treat your patients. We have been working hard to identify how each of the major health insurance companies are implementing the ability to...>>Read more...

Mar
09

(from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
On March 6, CMS issued frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) for health care providers regarding Medicare payment for laboratory tests and other services related to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus...>>Read more...

Mar
06

By Alan Thorson, MD, Nebraska Medical Association Past President

Will screening for colorectal cancer prevent all colorectal cancers? No. No test is perfect. The purpose for screening is to prevent most colorectal cancer by finding and removing pre-cancerous polyps...>>Read more...

Feb
28

CLICK HERE to view the February 28, 2020 issue of the NMA STAT Newsletter.>>Read more...

Dec
11

Atlantic Health Partners has always been a strong resource for our members’ immunization efforts by offering the most favorable vaccine prices, terms, and purchasing support. We are pleased to share with you that...>>Read more...

Oct
29

Support the Evelyn and Thomas McKnight Family Fund for Patient Safety, which provides support for injection safety and other patient safety efforts, including an annual award for an individual who displays exceptional initiative and success in accelerating or otherwise enhancing the response to an outbreak affecting one or more healthcare facilities or patient populations.>>Read more...

Oct
16

It’s the time of year where ghouls, monsters, and super heroes go door-to-door asking for candy. Help keep all our trick-or-treaters safe this year from accidental poisoning. Many medications found in homes can easily be mistaken for candy. According to...>>Read more...

Oct
10

Prior Authorization for Therapy Services: UnitedHealthcare Community Plan has extended our provider help line to address provider process questions.

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays between 10/7/19 to 10/16/19,

Time: 12:00pm CST to 12:30pm CST. Please note that the line will close...>>Read more...

Oct
10

Brandeis University’s Executive MBA (EMBA) for Physicians is currently recruiting for the class starting in January 2020.  We wanted to make you aware of a new partnership between Brandeis and the Nebraska Medical Association that qualifies you for a 25%...>>Read more...

Oct
09

Did you know that effective January 1, 2020 the Joint Commission will begin new antimicrobial stewardship requirements for accredited ambulatory health care organizations?

Are you part of an ambulatory practice looking to improve your antibiotic prescribing culture? Are you looking...>>Read more...

Oct
02

United Healthcare has put new policies in place requiring prior authorization from all UHC Community Plan physicians who prescribe outpatient treatment for the following (effective Sunday, September 15, 2019):

Speech Language
Occupational & Physical Therapy

Please click...>>Read more...

Sep
12

Too often the healers in our society suffer in silence as burnout and stress take hold. Physicians are twice as likely to commit suicide compared to the general population. September 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week - take time to...>>Read more...

Aug
06

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a 1700-page proposed rule for the 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS). The rule covers diverse topics, including geographic payment adjustments and professional liability insurance relative values as well...>>Read more...

Jul
30

Next month, the NMA will be launching our new mobile application! Available on iPhone and Android, this app will be available to all members, and we are excited to bring this exclusive member benefit to you free of charge.
...>>Read more...

Jul
16

Registration is now open for the NMA's 2019 Annual Membership Meeting. This year's meeting will take place Friday, September 6, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lincoln and is open to NMA Members Only.

This year's meeting focuses on the...>>Read more...

Jun
26

Nebraska DHHS will now accept all calls made by medical professionals to the Abuse and Neglect Hotline if the child or alleged child is age 5 and under regardless of whether or not the reported information meets the definition of...>>Read more...

Jun
18

On June 17, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed June Men's Health Month in Nebraska. Despite medical advances, men on average live 5 years less than women. Men who are educated about the value of preventive health care can prolong their lifestyle...>>Read more...

May
16

Grow your talents when health care demands more of physicians than ever before. The Physician’s Leadership Academy is an industry relevant, peer-based leadership training program made possible by a generous grant from the Physicians Foundation in association with the Nebraska...>>Read more...

May
03

Through a resolution at the NMA's 2018 House of Delegates, the NMA is working to destigmatize addiction and Substance Use Disorders through use of proper terminology.

The resolution, authored by NMA member Alёna A. Balasanova, MD, FAPA, was introduced on...>>Read more...

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