Medical Students and Residents: Apply to the AAFP Foundation’s Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leaders Institute by March 1st

March 1st is the deadline to apply to the AAFP Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Institute, a year-long leadership development program focusing on ensuring the future of the family medicine specialty by increasing the number of future family medicine leaders and providing training for this important role. Residents in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year, and medical […]


Start Your Engines: Legislators have Returned to Raleigh to Begin Legislative Process

The NC Legislature’s biennium budgetary session ramped-up yesterday, with legislators returning to Raleigh to begin the official legislative process. Connected with their return was the release of rosters of important healthcare-related legislative committees in the House and Senate. As reported in the last edition of NCAFPNotes, the NCAFP is being represented at the General Assembly […]


NC Medical Society Announces Plan for New Medicaid Managed Care Plan

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) has announced its intent to create a new Medicaid managed care plan to offer “…a model of care that is patient-focused, physician-led, value-based and home grown..” Known as Carolina Complete Health, NCMS is collaborating with the North Carolina Community Health Center Association and the Centene Corporation to establish, organize […]


NCAFP, NC Pediatric Society Take Formal Action on Retroactive Immunization Payments

For more than two years, the NC Academy of Family Physicians and the NC Pediatric Society have been advocating for the NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) to correct an underpayment of vaccine administrative fees for immunizations provided to Medicaid and NC Health Choice recipients during 2013-2014. After lengthy discussions with DMA proved unsuccessful, the […]


AAFP Has Excellent Chronic Care Management Resources for Members

The AAFP is offering resources to help members to better understand and implement chronic care management (CCM) for their Medicare population. The tools and resources AAFP has assembled include a comprehensive array of information on getting started with CCM, how best to implement CCM in your practice, advice on communicating the value of CCM to […]


Mount Holly Doctor Named 2016 NC Family Physician of the Year

Family Physician Dr. Lee A. Beatty of Mount Holly, NC, an instrumental force in his community’s revitalization efforts, has been named North Carolina’s 2016 Family Physician of the Year. Dr. Beatty serves patients at Riverbend Family Practice, a Carolinas HealthCare system practice in downtown Mount Holly, and truly exemplifies the impact a family physician can […]