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DHHS Releases Updated Guidance on Advanced Medical Home Program

The NC Medicaid Program has issued updated guidance on the Advanced Medical Home Program designed to provide additional guardrails to assist primary care practices. The guidance can be found here. Key provisions include: • Pre-Paid Health plans cannot downgrade practices certified as AMH Tier 3 for any reason until 90 days after the Medicaid Managed […]

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Oak Ridge Family Physician Dr. Kip Corrington Highlighted by AAFP

At the pinnacle of his professional football career, Oak Ridge, North Carolina’s Dr. Kip Corrington, PhD, made an interception in the 1990 AFC Championship game that was seen by more than 76,000 fans at Denver’s Mile High Stadium and a national television audience. Denver’s victory against Cleveland propelled Corrington and his Bronco teammates to Super […]

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Family Medicine to Play Lead Role in Bringing Maternity Care Back to Chatham Hospital

The 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment stated that there were no child birthing centers currently in the county, and that the county ranked in the bottom quarter of North Carolina’s 100 counties for average distance between home and a hospital offering childbirth services. That’s all about to change thanks to the use of family physicians […]

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Politico Article Discusses Healthcare Transformation in North Carolina

An in-depth article discussing North Carolina’s healthcare transformation efforts was published last week by Politico. The article highlights the close collaborations taking place between DHHS and Blue Cross NC, and also touches on several related statewide initiatives helping to address the common social drivers in healthcare. NCAFP member and Johnston County Health Director Dr. Marilyn […]

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DHHS Announces Expanded Regions for Carolina Complete Health

NC DHHS announced in early October that it has expanded the regions awarded to Carolina Complete Health Inc. (CCH) under the state’s transition to Medicaid managed care. In addition to serving Regions 3 and 5, Carolina Complete Health will also serve Region 4 that includes Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Orange, Person, […]

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State Healthcare Issues are Focus of Spectrum News’ InFocus Hometown Debate Series

Spectrum News’ Loretta Boniti is serving as the moderator of a multi-part series on state health care issues. The segments are airing on Spectrum News and are being sponsored by the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL), a non-partisan organization that educates future political and community leaders. The four-segment series has discussed topics such […]

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New State Law Requires Licensed Physicians to Report Certain Misconduct

The N.C. General Assembly recently passed House Bill 228, an Act to Modernize the N.C. Medical Board (NCMB). The Act includes several provisions that affect licensed medical professionals, including a new legal obligation to report certain misconduct by any individual licensed by NCMB. This new “duty to report” provision (N.C. Gen. Stat. §90-5.4) went into […]

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Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment Expands Statewide

Statewide open enrollment for Medicaid Managed Care began earlier this week, and most Medicaid patients can now choose both a managed care pre-paid health plan (PHP) and a primary care physician. All NCAFP family physician members/practices are being urged to communicate with their Medicaid patients about enrolling, including what plans they are participating with and […]