Advocacy

The NCAFP works aggressively to advance health policy that improves and strengthens the specialty of family medicine and primary health care in North Carolina. The Academy is a leading voice in many state health initiatives and actively engaged in helping impact NC's delivery system.

Advocacy News

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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 […]

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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 […]

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AAFP Participates in National Coalition Calling for Prior Authorization Reform

The AAFP is a key member of a national coalition of medical organizations calling for reform of prior authorization and utilization management requirements. The coalition released a series of 21 principles in late January aimed at reforming prior authorization and called on health insurers, benefits managers and others to take appropriate action. The coalition includes […]