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Academy Loses Past President Dr. Edward Campbell of Mooresville

The Academy lost Past President Dr. Edward S. Campbell (2000) of Mooresville, NC, in early u after a brief illness. Dr. Campbell earned his medical degree at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completed his residency training with the US Navy at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, NC. Dr. Campbell practiced most of his career […]

Information on New Federal Infant Plan of Safe Care for Families

There is a new federal mandate that went into effect on July 31st requiring health care providers involved in delivery and care of infants in North Carolina (and all states) to notify child welfare when an infant is identified by a medical provider as being (1) affected by substance abuse, (2) affected by withdrawal symptoms […]

NCAFP’s Dr. Rhett Brown Receives 2019 Equity of Care Award by Charlotte Healthcare Execs

Past President Dr. Rhett Brown (2017) was recently awarded the 2019 Equity of Care Award by the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG). The award recognizes physician leaders who are pioneering equity-of-care within their healthcare practice and whose actions, example, and efforts contribute to the advancement and promotion of diversity and inclusion. Dr. Brown is […]

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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, […]