2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Final Rule
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. One week later, CMS released a snapshot of physician performance during the first year of the QPP, 2017. These data indicate that 93% of clinicians who were MIPS-eligible in 2017 will get a positive MIPS incentive payment in 2019. AMA is continuing to review the rule to further analyze these policies in the coming weeks.
Posted 11/09/18 (Fri) read more »
ND Dept of Health Receives Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program Grant
North Dakota has received a five-year grant of $445 thousand to implement the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program grant.
Posted 9/26/18 (Wed) read more »
UND SMHS ASKS FOR PHYSICIAN SUPPORT TO ASSESS STUDENT CLINICAL SKILLS
UND SMHS relies on clinical faculty and other volunteer preceptors to help educate, train, and evaluate our medical and allied health students. One particularly urgent need the school has now is for grading student clinical skills exams.
Posted 8/21/18 (Tue) read more »
BCBS Caring Foundation Offers Student Scholarships to Strengthen North Dakota’s Health Care Workforce
The BCBSND Caring Foundation Health Profession Scholarship Program will award ten $2,500 scholarships to individuals pursing a non-nursing health care related career.
Posted 8/08/18 (Wed) read more »
Carrier Advisory Committee Seeks Physician Expertise on Draft Local Coverage Determinations
CAC is seeking PHYSICIAN COMMENTS on LCDs NO LATER THAN AUGUST 14, 2018
Posted 7/19/18 (Thu) read more »
CMS Administrator Seema Verma Appeals to Physicians for Input to Improve Health Care
CMS seeks physician input on proposals to improve the health care system, and looks forward to building successful physician partnerships.
Posted 7/18/18 (Wed) read more »
APA REACTS TO INCREASE IN SUICIDE RATES, CALLS FOR ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE
CDC data shows that suicide rates have increase in almost every state.
Posted 6/19/18 (Tue) read more »
FDA Approves First Drug Designed to Prevent Migraine
FDA approves Aimovig injection that is designed to block proteins that perpetuate migraine headaches
Posted 5/30/18 (Wed) read more »
Dr. Nagala Accepts Position to Serve on the Federation of State Medical Boards Audit Committee
Dr. Rupkumar Nagala, MD, appointed to FSMB's Audit Committee
Posted 5/25/18 (Fri) read more »
UND SMHS Medical Students Receive 2018 NDMA Awards
The North Dakota Medical Association is proud to sponsor awards for outstanding medical students who exemplify high scholarship, integrity, leadership and initiative.
Posted 5/22/18 (Tue) read more »