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N.C. Academy of Family Physicians Urges Seniors & North Carolinians with Chronic Illness to Get Vaccinated against Pneumococcal Disease this Fall

NC Ranks 49th for Deaths Caused by Pneumonia; Consider Pneumococcal Vaccination when Getting Your Flu Shot, Physician Group Says (Raleigh, N.C.) – October 17, 2018 – The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, the state’s largest specialty medical association, today urged older adults and North Carolinians with chronic conditions such as heart or kidney disease, […]

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The ABFM will Pilot New Examination Alternative Option for 2019

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) has announced a new pilot program designed to assess the value and feasibility of a longitudinal assessment option to the 10-year examination. Physicians who are current with continuous certification and due to take the examination in 2019 would be eligible to participate in the pilot. This new longitudinal […]

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Get Trained to Treat Opioid Addictions with Medication-Assisted Treatment Workshop

With the opioid epidemic raging across North Carolina, delivering frontline addiction management can make a vital difference for patients, families, and communities. The NCAFP is excited to announce that as part of its upcoming 2018 Winter Family Physicians Weekend, physicians can complete 4 of the 8 required hours to prescribe suboxone by attending the Medication-Assisted […]

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NC Medical Board will Move to Adopt Emergency Disaster License Rules

The North Carolina Medical Board will move to adopt the emergency and temporary licensing policies it implemented in anticipation of Hurricane Florence as standing emergency rules. The emergency rules specify how out-of-state physicians, physician assistants (PAs), or anesthesiology assistants (AAs) may obtain temporary authority to practice in state during a declared state of emergency. To […]

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New Hanover Family Docs Spring into Action as Part of Florence Recovery

Family Medicine residents and former graduates with the New Hanover Regional Residency in Family Medicine wasted no time in extending a helping hand to those in need immediately after Hurricane Florence. While providing on-the-ground support in Burgaw, NC, New Hanover’s exceptional crew helped make a major difference. In a quick span, they delivered a baby, […]

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DHHS Temporarily Suspends Immunization Requirements for School Entry

NC DHHS has enacted a temporary suspension of immunization requirements for school entry until November 1, 2018, to provide more time for families due to potential barriers from the hurricane. This temporary suspension (from 9/21/18 to 11/1/18) applies to all public, private, and religious schools (Pre-K to 12th), child care facilities, and to individuals attending […]

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Advanced Medical Home Training for Medicaid Managed Care Happening Now

Under NC’s new Medicaid Managed Care program beginning late next year, Advanced Medical Homes (AMHs) will be eligible for higher payments for providing local care management functions. NC DHHS has already developed standards for AMHs and will be responsible for initially certifying participating practices. The Department has been holding a series of webinars and regional […]

IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 14:  In this NOAA satellite handout image , shows Hurricane Florence as it made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on September 14, 2018. The National Hurricane Center reported Florence had sustained winds of 90 mph at landfall and was moving slowly westward at 6 mph. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

NCAFP Responds to Hurricane Florence

As you know, many of your North Carolina family physician colleagues have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Florence from damage to their practice, to temporary closures and even evacuations. Today, your NCAFP Foundation leadership established a fund to help offset some of the losses faced by family medicine practices around the state. To donate to […]

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Hurricane Preparedness & Support Information

With most projections showing Hurricane Florence affecting large areas of the state over the next 36-72 hours, NCAFP wanted to share these key disaster preparedness and emergency resources. • AAFP Disaster Preparedness Resource Center — www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/disasters.html • AAFP Patient Care Readiness — www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/disaster/restricted/practice-prep.pdf • North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Hurricane Florence — www.ncdps.gov/florence […]