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Looking for Resources on Physician Well-Being? AAFP’s Physician Health First Offers Tools

Members, look no further than the AAFP for information and resources on physician well-being. The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is devoted to improving the well-being and professional satisfaction of member physicians. The program takes a holistic approach by recognizing and addressing the key causes of physician burnout at every level of the family physician […]

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Significant Medicaid Rate Increase for Primary Care: What You Need to Know

ICYMI: Just before the holidays, NC Department of Health and Human Services announced a major Medicaid rate increase for Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes for primary care beginning in early 2019. Primary care physicians and other primary care providers as defined under the Affordable Care Act (family physicians, pediatricians, some general internists, and Ob/Gyns), will […]

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Blue Cross North Carolina Announces $750,000 Investment in NCAFP’s Student Programs

Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced that it will invest $750,000 in the NCAFP’s medical student programs over the next three years, with the aim of helping tackle the state’s shortage of primary care physicians. Estimates currently show that North Carolina will require another 1,500 family physicians in the next decade. “We […]

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Dr. Ken Yang Named 2018 NC Family Physician of the Year

Dr. Ken T. Yang, a family physician who practices at Clinton Medical Clinic, has been named North Carolina’s 2018 Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Yang was honored during a brief ceremony in Asheville on Friday, November 30th. Dr Yang was noted for having a tremendous impact on his community and his practice in three […]

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Presentations by Governor Cooper and DHHS Secretary Cohen Highlight NCAFP Annual Meeting

It was another fantastic NCAFP Winter Meeting, as approximately 830 attendees converged in Asheville last weekend for five days of learning, networking, advocacy and social events. The meeting also included numerous opportunities to advocate on behalf of family medicine with key state leaders. First, Tom Campbell, Moderator and Producer of NC Spin, interviewed Governor Roy […]

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Alisa C. Nance, RPH, MD, Installed as NCAFP President

Alisa C. Nance, RPh, MD, FAAFP, of Mooresville, NC, was inaugurated as the 2018-2019 NCAFP President during the Winter Family Physicians Weekend. Dr. Nance is owner and principal of Nance Medical Consulting, PLLC. During her installation speech, Dr. Nance called on the state’s family physicians to “rise up” to bring back the love of Family […]