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Recent News

Recent News

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...

May
30

POSITION FILLED***** The NMA is seeking an Executive Vice President. This position will oversee management of the organization including membership, advocacy, education, industry interaction, an annual meeting, and other affiliated activities. S/he is responsible for establishing and achieving operating and...>>Read more...

May
10

The 2018 Legislature passed new laws related to opiates, prescribing, and continuing education requirements that will impact providers. Specifically, LB 931, signed by the Governor on April 4, creates new requirements providers must consider when prescribing opiates. And secondly, LB...>>Read more...

May
03

In the recently released 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is advancing an overhaul of the Meaningful Use (MU) program to improve flexibility, reduce physician burdens and advance health-information...>>Read more...

Apr
19

Robert Wergin, MD, a family physician from Seward, Neb., was recently honored to be selected to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Dr. Wergin was contacted by Alex Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human...>>Read more...

Feb
13

The first NMA Leadership Academy is coming to a close, which means it's time to accept applications for the second group of future leaders in medicine.

The Leadership Academy was made possible by a generous grant from...>>Read more...

Feb
09

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced the administration’s first new Medicare alternative payment model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced).  This voluntary model includes 29 inpatient and 3 outpatient clinical episodes.  Please join AMA...>>Read more...

Feb
06

Important update from the AMA - Tuesday, February 6, 12:49 p.m.

As a result of advocacy by the American Medical Association (AMA) and other physician groups, language extending the misvalued code offset has changed for the better.  Earlier reports were...>>Read more...

Dec
19

Dear Physician Colleagues,

As current president of the Nebraska Medical Association, I am reaching out to you to highlight the importance of Nebraska’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and ask that you take the simple steps necessary to participate.

As...>>Read more...

Dec
12

The NMA has been actively participating in a Heritage Health Stakeholder Coalition, which is made up of service and medical providers across the state. This Coalition continues to work with Heritage Health to find resolutions and create an easier means...>>Read more...

Dec
06

The American Medical Association (AMA) has provided the following statement, attributed to David O. Barbe, M.D., M.H.A., president of the  AMA, in response to inquiries related to the Aetna CVS merger.

“This proposed $69 billion transaction - one of the...>>Read more...

Nov
29

On November 3, 2017, the Director of the Department of Insurance approved the recommendation to increase the surcharge to the Excess Liability fund to 40% for 2018, up from 26% in 2017. This change was necessary due to an increase...>>Read more...

Nov
10

Physicians can download different materials from CMS to help raise awareness with patients regarding new Medicare cards. The new Medicare cards will be mailed in 2018. Learn more on CMS's website....>>Read more...

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