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2019 Spring Symposium Speaker Line-Up Includes Two Charlotte-Area Member Physicians

Those of you planning to attend the Annual Spring Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, April 6th at the Charlotte Marriott SouthPark from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, are in for a treat! In addition to great lecture topics, 8.00 AAFP Prescribed Credits and a convenient one-day format, this year’s guest faculty includes two fantastic Charlotte-area member […]

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DHHS Preparing to Implement Announced Medicaid Payment Increase

NC DHHS is moving forward with paying primary care at 2018 Medicare rates for Medicaid. As soon as the official State Plan Amendment is approved by CMS (expected to be later this spring or early summer), all payments will be retroactive to January 1st. For over a year, the NCAFP advocacy team, along with its […]

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Payment for Collaborative Care Model in Primary Care Featured at Upcoming Spring Symposium

The upcoming Annual Spring Symposium will feature a terrific 1 ½ hour CME session that you will not want to miss: “Payment for the Collaborative Care Model in Primary Care. The Collaborative Care Model differs from other integrated behavioral health services because of the solid evidence supporting its ability to increase access to necessary services […]

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Tool Available to Help Practices Examine Medicaid Manage Care Contracts

The NCAFP, in collaboration with Health Management Associates and the AAFP, has developed a two-page checklist of things to consider and questions to ask before contracting with one of the state’s recently-named Medicaid Managed Care organizations. While the document does not substitute for legal advice — and practices should seek legal guidance before signing a […]

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Love to travel? Support Student Initiatives with a Chance to Win One of Five Exciting Trips

This year’s NCAFP Foundation Fundraiser has something for everyone. The winner can go west, stay on the “right” coast, or visit someplace in between! Help raise money for student interest initiatives by purchasing your chance to win one of five adventures. Available experiences include: America’s Cup Yacht sailing in San Diego; wine tasting & blending […]

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Get Involved in FM Advocacy: NCAFP’s White Coat Wednesday is February 27th

Looking to get involved in advocating for Family Medicine in North Carolina? This month’s White Coat Wednesday (Feb. 27th, 2019) is the perfect opportunity for NCAFP members to advocate on several key health policy issues under consideration now at the NC General Assembly. For members new to advocacy, the event will feature a short policy/issue […]

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State Announces Prepaid Health Plan Contracts for Medicaid Managed Care

The NC Department of Health and Human Services announced the selection of Prepaid Health Plans on February 4th that will participate in Medicaid Managed Care when the program launches in November 2019. Statewide contracts were awarded to AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina, Inc.; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, Inc; […]