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Recent News

Recent News

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...

Nov
07

The AMA has released summaries and highlights of both the Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule. CMS released the final rules, totaling up to 3,000 pages of information, on November 2.

Quality Payment Program Summary

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Nov
07

As a result of President Trump declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, new guidance regarding when and how physicians and other health care providers can share the personal information of someone involved in an opioid event or crisis...>>Read more...

Oct
18

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services continues to take action to help prevent prescription drug overdose in Nebraska. The department developed and is now releasing a new opioid prescribing resource for providers.

“Although opioids can be...>>Read more...

Oct
17

In an important step toward the use of episode-based cost measures in Medicare, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is pilot testing eight new measures that it expects to use in the future to determine physician scores in...>>Read more...

Oct
10

Health tech companies are looking for physician ideas and input! As influencers in health care, physicians are invited to join the AMA Physician Innovation Network, the platform that connects physicians and health tech companies.

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Oct
06

The Physicians Foundation has revealed the results of its second biennial patient survey. This survey provides insight as to how patients feel about physician interaction and care. The survey includes key takeaways such as the fact that 95% of those...>>Read more...

Sep
29

On September 8, 2016, the Federal Register posted the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation went into effect on November 16, 2016. Health care providers and suppliers affected by the rule are required...>>Read more...

Sep
11

(Lincoln, Neb., September 11, 2017) - Rob Rhodes, MD, of Lincoln was installed as 2017-18 president of the Nebraska Medial Association at its annual membership meeting and House of Delegates on September 8. The event was held at the Embassy...>>Read more...

Sep
07

Earlier this year, the Legislature passed LB 487, which creates a Good Samaritan drug overdose immunity law for the state of Nebraska. The bill, effective September 2017, works like this:

Aug
25

On August 16, DHHS sent notice to WellCare of Nebraska that they are requiring a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) for WellCare as a result of "ongoing and serious deficiencies" in their performance. Find out more information at the Heritage...>>Read more...

Aug
22

Opioids prescribed for hospice patients often end up in the wrong hands.
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Aug
18

Sepsis kills hundreds of thousands of infants around the world each year. Scientists have discovered that a microbe could prevent newborns from this infection....>>Read more...

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