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Medicare Fee Update

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On March 2, 2010, President Obama signed into law the “Temporary Extension Act of 2010.” Among other things, this law extends through March 31, 2010, the zero percent update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that was in effect for claims with dates of service January 1, 2010, through February 28, 2010. Consequently, effective immediately, claims with dates of service March 1 and later which were being held by Medicare contractors will be released for processing and payment. ...

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North Dakota Legislature March Update

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Copy and Paste the URL below into your browser and enjoy…….

The North Dakota Legislature March Update: http://www.legis.nd.gov/docs/pdf/eventsnews.pdf

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Taube Museum in Minot, North Dakota

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Saturday, March 6th

Art Ala Carte, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, and Dessert

11 am – 1 pm, Enjoy lunch and create art! – not just for kids – adults are welcome for lunch too!

Members: $6 Nonmembers: $8 Children 10 & Under: $5 (Pay at the ...

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European Union

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The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to approve the new European Commission led by Commission President José Manuel Barroso following hearings for all 26 members of his team.

“This is the first time in our history that we are appointing the European Commission in our capacity as a real co-legislator,” noted the European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek. “This is the dawn of a new decade, with a new way of working for the European institutions.”

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EU in 2020

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North Dakota Legislative Information Technology Meeting

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NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT
Tentative Agenda
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Harvest Room, State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
9:00 a.m. Call to order
Roll call
Consideration of the minutes of the January 27, 2010, meeting
REPORT FROM THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
9:05 a.m. Presentations by Ms. Lisa Feldner, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology
Department, and representatives of the Information Technology Department of:
• A glossary of information technology terms and acronyms
• Information regarding the value of information ...

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Tom Seymour on OPASTCO Education Committee

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Meetings

2010 Legislative and Regulatory Conference
Washington, D.C.
May 17-19, 2010

47th Annual OPASTCO Summer Convention and Tradeshow
Seattle, Wash.
July 24-28, 2010

Click now for
Call for Topics!
Submissions due March 5
Watch OPASTCO’s Video!
Click here to view now.

Do view their Web site: http://www.opastco.org

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Medicare

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Hello Everyone,

Please enjoy the information contained in this edition of Frontier Focus. Please be sure to share it with your members, colleagues, providers and office billing staff. Thank you for your continued efforts to broadcast Medicare information to the providers in Region VIII.

Table of Contents

1. Update on Claims Processing for Ordering/Referring Providers

2. CMS Needs Your Feedback

3. CMS Releases 12 Medicaid HITECH Grants for VT, ...

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Dickinson State University News – North Dakota

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Welcome
New to dsufamily.com? By logging into the community, you’ll be able to find friends, share personal updates, get the latest scoop about DSU news and events, and more! If you are visiting for the first time, you will need your Constituent ID to log in, which is 204009. Please contact alumni@dsufamily.com if you need assistance.

SPECIAL EVENTS

DSU Theatre Dept. presents “Is He Dead?” At Dorothy Stickney
Auditorium Feb. 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and on ...

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Raising Funds for Political Campaigns

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Sometimes, those of us who work in politics get tied to thinking “inside the box.” We follow the herd – using the same tried and true tactics in this campaign that we did in the last campaign, and in the campaign before that. Nowhere is this truer than in political fundraising.

In this article, we present seven creative political fundraising ideas for campaigns and candidates who are willing to think “outside the box.” I’m not saying you ...

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Energy Conference at Minot State University – North Dakota

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Just a reminder about the March 1 registration deadline for the Minot State University Energy Impact Symposium: Energy Independence and Security, scheduled for March 14-16 on the MSU campus! The symposium will examine energy issues from global, national and local perspectives as it lays the foundation for identifying the challenges and opportunities that accompany the development of North Dakota’s immense energy resources.

If you are able to join us, please go to http://www.minotstateu.edu/energy and complete ...

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Social Media Metrics

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Twitter’s Greatest GiftStudy: Volume of Brain Structures Predicts Gaming Success »The 10 Social Media Metrics Your Company Should Monitor
Posted by Raj Dash on February 24th, 2010 1:34 PMWhile companies are starting to adopt Social Media for online marketing campaigns, and even letting employees participate, the question of ROI (Return on Investment) arises, along with doubts about what metrics to measure. How do you know how effective your social media campaigns are if you’re not measuring any metrics, let alone ...

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Former North Dakota House Member Alice Olson from Cavalier Passes Away

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Obituaries
Alice Olson-Byron
(Died February 21, 2010)

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Alice Olson-Byron, 81, of Cavalier, ND passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010, at the Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. In lieu of flowers friends and family ...

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