Your Next Terrific CME Opportunity Includes Sunshine, Sand, and 30+ AAFP Prescribed Credits!

Program Chair Lisa Cassidy-Vu, MD, and Program Vice-Chair, Slade Suchecki, DO, are leading the way for this year’s Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest scheduled for Sunday, July 8 – Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The week is packed with terrific learning opportunities each day! Sunday, July 8th includes a complimentary Pre-Conference Women’s Health […]


Family Physician Sushma Kapoor, MD, Named CEO/President of Southern Regional AHEC

Dr. Sushma Kapoor has been named CEO/President of Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, beginning July 1, 2018. Dr. Kapoor serves as Residency Director of Southern Regional’s family medicine residency program and has been SRAHEC’s Vice President of Clinical Services and Administration since 2013. In her new role as CEO, Dr. Kapoor will provide strategic […]


NC DHHS Releases Policy Paper on Provider Transition to Medicaid Managed Care

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a policy paper for health care providers earlier this week that contains guidance on the upcoming transition to Medicaid managed care that is expected to launch next year. Titled, “Supporting Provider Transition to Medicaid Managed Care,” the paper describes what Medicaid providers should expect […]


NC Delegation Lobbies for Family Medicine on Capitol Hill

A delegation of six from the NCAFP attended the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit and met with members of the North Carolina Congressional delegation on the importance of primary care earlier this week. The Chapter was represented by President Dr. Tamieka Howell, past president Dr. Karen Smith, past president Dr. Conrad Flick, AAFP New Physician Board […]

Rep. Rouzer with Dr. Tamieka Howell and Legislative Director Jason Cooke

North Carolina’s Rep. David Rouzer Recognized as Primary Care Champion

Today in Washington, D.C., North Carolina’s Rep. David Rouzer was one of two members of Congress recognized for their work in helping advance primary care across the nation. Jason Cooke, Rouzer’s legislative director, was also recognized for his work championing primary care. Numerous leaders from North Carolina’s family medicine community were present during the official […]


NC Medicaid Updates Reimbursement Policies for Office-Based LARC Services

NC Medicaid covers all currently FDA-approved long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods. Last October, Medicaid announced a new reimbursement methodology for contraceptives and vaccines billed under the Physician Drug Program. Reimbursement for contraceptives purchased by Medicaid providers for office use will be reimbursed at a rate 6% above Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC). Community Care of NC […]


UNC’s Beat Steiner, MD, Installed as President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

For the second time in the last four years, a North Carolina family physician has been installed as president of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Beat Steiner, MD, MPH, a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Department of Family Medicine, was installed yesterday as the national organization’s newest president. Steiner took […]