NJ-ACEP News

Update on Medicare Fee Reductions

Claims to be Held for 10 Days

  • 14 January 2010
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Technically, the 21.2 percent cut in Medicare fees is in effect as of April 1, 2010 but CMS has instructed its contractors to hold claims for the first 10 business days of April or until April 14, 2010.

As you know, Congress adjourned for its two-week spring recess without taking action to stop the reductions. We do know that Senate plans to hold a cloture vote after the recess which, if supported by 60 Senators, will allow a vote to occur on the legislation. That vote could occur as early as April 12.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign

  • 29 September 2009
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Participate in a free conference call for emergency department physicians, interested in learning more about the Surviving Sepsis Campaign from the physicians from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. They work with the NJ Hospital Association on its ICU. 
Click here for details.

New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance

  • 14 January 2009
  • Author: Mike Cooke
  • Number of views: 2755
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The New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance (NJLRA) is a statewide, bipartisan group of individuals, businesses, and organizations that believe a balanced civil justice system is critical for ensuring fair and open courts, maintaining and attracting jobs, and fostering economic growth in New Jersey. The NJLRA advocates for legal reform in the legislature and in the courts, and is New Jersey's only organization dedicated exclusively to improving the state's civil justice system.

New Jersey Physicians -- Legislative Call to Action

ACT NOW to stop Wrongful Death Expansion

  • 14 January 2008
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Issue: The New Jersey Legislature continues to threaten consideration of bills that would allow unlimited emotional damages in cases of wrongful death. These bills, S-763/A-1158, passed the Legislature in 2008 by one vote in each chamber, only to be pocket vetoed by Governor Corzine. There is a high risk that the bills are passed again during this “lame duck” session.
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