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Recent News

Recent News

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

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
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...

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...

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
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
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
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
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...

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...

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