NHS will not support modem functionality after October 1st, 2018

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  • NHS will not support modem functionality after October 1st, 2018.(Noridian News)
  • Return your completed survey no later than September 30!(MOASC & ANCO  News)
  • October 15 is final day to request targeted review of your MIPS performance score.(CMS News)

On October 2, 2018, the California Department of Justice (CDoJ) will begin enforcing mandatory use of the Controlled Substance Utilization and Review System (CURES 2.0) Database. In general, mandatory use will require prescribers to consult with CURES the first time that a patient is prescribed a controlled substance. To read more click here and go to California News.

NHS will no longer support modem functionality after October 1st, 2018. Any provider or vendor who utilizes modems for connectivity and data exchange with Noridian will need to find alternative methods for their connectivity. Many submitters who still utilize modems may not be aware of the alternative connectivity options available to them. Network Service Vendors (NSVs) offer many affordable, user-friendly connectivity options which allow submitters to utilize a secure SFTP internet connection for file transfers. To read more click here and go to Noridian News.

ANCO is organizing a series of Hematologic Malignancies Updates in 2018. These updates are supported by AMGEN, Janssen Oncology, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Oncology, and Seattle Genetics. To read more click here and go to ANCO News.

A bipartisan group of senators is unveiling a draft measure to crack down on surprise medical bills, which they say have plagued patients with massive unexpected charges for care. The measure would prevent a health care provider that is outside of a patient’s insurance network from charging additional costs for emergency services to patients beyond the amount usually allowed under their insurance plan. To read more click here and go to National News.

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September 25, 2018

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