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Recent News

Recent News

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...

Apr
05

Nebraska again ranked in the top 10 for best places to practice medicine in the U.S, this year coming in at number 8 on Wallet Hub's annual list.

The survey examines pay, competition, malpractice payouts, medical board action, and cost...>>Read more...

Mar
29

The Nebraska Medical Association is dedicated to serving our members, especially during a time of need. Many of our members have been affected by the recent flooding, and we would like to help provide support and coordinate services. 

If you...>>Read more...

Mar
27

Register today for the 2019 Nebraska Opioid Risk Prevention Workshop. The event features presentations by experts from the Nebraska Health Information Initiative, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and COPIC. Presentations will provide an overview of updates, guidelines,...>>Read more...

Mar
01

The NMA's most recent issue of the NMA Advocate magazine has published. Our winter issue focuses on ongoing patient safety efforts taking place. The following articles, in additon to our regular columns on risk management and Ask a Lawyer, are...>>Read more...

Jan
14

The latest issue of the Nebraska Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Program, administered for the Department of Health and Human Services by the Nebraska Pharmacists Association, has published.

This issue covers how opioids compare to each other and...>>Read more...

Jan
09

Today, January 9, the Nebraska Legislature begins its 2019 session. This is a long session tentatively scheduled to adjourn on June 6. State lawmakers will introduce new legislation through January 23, as hundreds of new bills are expected. Of the...>>Read more...

Jan
08

The next meeting of the NMA's Commission on Legislation, the committee that determines the NMA's legislative priorities, will meet January 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at UNMC's Michael Sorrell Center (Room 2010). A light dinner will be served -...>>Read more...

Jan
07

Amy Reynoldson has been named the next executive vice president of the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA).
 
Ms. Reynoldson received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in secondary special education and coaching endorsement from the University of Nebraska –...>>Read more...

Dec
28

The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety December newsletter has published. This issue includes information on the following topics:

  • Reporting Summary and Self-Assessment
  • Just Culture Training at Brodstone Memorial Hospital
  • Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
  • AHRQ Opioid Summit
  • RCA Training
  • ...>>Read more...
Dec
19

The Nebraska Medical Association would like to wish our members and partner organizations a happy and healthy holiday season. The NMA office will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2019. We look forward to Advocating for Physicians...>>Read more...

Nov
12

On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule, which will be published in the
Federal Register on Nov. 23, 2018. This...>>Read more...

Nov
05

Governor Pete Ricketts has proclaimed November 11-17 Nebraska Tobacco Cessation Awareness Week.

The Nebraska Medical Association is proud to partner with 26 state and national organizations to reduce tobacco use in Nebraska. A list of the week's events can be...>>Read more...

Nov
02

There is a new extortion scam targeting DEA registrants. The criminals have masked their telephone number on caller ID by showing the DEA Registration Support 800 number. Please be aware that a DEA employee would not contact a registrant and...>>Read more...

Sep
17

Britt Thedinger, MD, of Omaha, was installed as 2018-19 president of the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA) on Friday, September 14 at the association's Annual Membership Meeting & House of Delegates. The event took place at the Regency Marriott in Omaha....>>Read more...

Aug
31

The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) has updated their car seat recommendations. Their recommendations are as follows:

  • Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or
  • ...>>Read more...
Jul
13

On July 12, CMS published the proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2019. It includes provisions for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2019 as well as the physician fee schedule. AMA staff is reading the 1,473-page proposed rule and...>>Read more...

Jun
29

The AMA has provided federation members with a summary of the recently passed House opioid legislation, H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act or the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities...>>Read more...

Jun
25

New Medicare Cards are Arriving in Nebraska Mailboxes

CMS removes Social Security numbers, increasing fraud protection and consumer experience for millions of Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Julie Brookhart
julie.brookhart@cms.hhs.gov
Desk: 816-426-6312
...>>Read more...

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