The Bernstein Community Health Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Bernstein Community Health Center in Greenville recently celebrated an important milestone in their mission to deliver high quality, affordable care to the citizens of Greenville and its surrounding areas.  March 2nd marked the 10_year anniversary of the Center, dedicated in the name of James D. Bernstein, founding Director of the North Carolina Office of […]


Physicians Should Begin to Connect with NC HealthConnex, the State Health Exchange

The State of North Carolina passed legislation in 2015 mandating that health care providers receiving state funds for the provision of health care services (e.g. Medicaid, State Health Plan) to connect and submit clinical and patient demographic data to the State-designated health information exchange, NC HealthConnex. The NCAFP has been working with NC HealthConnex to […]


Captivate: Spring Symposium is a Fast Way to Earn 8 AAFP Prescribed Credits

The 56th Annual Post-Graduate Symposium being held in Charlotte late this month offers a fast and engaging way to capture up to 8 AAFP Prescribed credits.  The Symposium’s educational track is scheduled for Friday, March 31st, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and will present topics that include dyspnea, HPV, post-partum depression, and antibiotic stewardship.  […]


DHHS Rejects Claim of Underpayment on Immunization Admin Fees

For more than two years the NCAFP and the North Carolina Pediatric Society have been advocating to the NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) within the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to correct an underpayment of administrative fees for immunizations provided to Medicaid and NC Health Choice recipients.  After lengthy discussions urging NC […]


Academy Urging Members to Voice Opposition to Nursing Practice Act

The Modernize Nursing Practice Act now under consideration in the NC General Assembly is broad ranging and a dramatic scope-of-practice proposal that would classify all Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) the same, irrespective of their training or experience.  Although family medicine highly values the work of nurse practitioners (NP), the NCAFP believes the best care […]


NCTracks: No More Mailed, Faxed or Emailed Documents for Applications After April 1st

Effective April 1st, 2017, NC Tracks will no longer be accepting mailed, faxed, emailed or hard-copy documentation for certain applications. NC Medicaid providers must submit all attachments to the following applications electronically through NCTracks’ Secure Provider Portal Status and Management page: Enrollment and Re-enrollment; Manage Change Requests (MCR); Change Office Administrator; Maintain eligibility; and Re-verifications. […]


Dr. Nicholas Pennings Named New Chair of Family Medicine at Campbell Medical School

The Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University recently announced that Dr. Nicholas Pennings has been named the new chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Pennings, who has served as vice-chair of the department, succeeds founding chair, Dr. Charlotte Paolini. Dr. Paolini was named director of a new Geriatrics Fellowship […]