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


The AAFP Continues Fight to Simplify MACRA and Improve Primary Care Payment

The AAFP is continuing its advocacy efforts with CMS to streamline and simplify MACRA and also continuing work on improving primary care payment. Connected to MACRA, the AAFP recently supplied CMS Administrator Seema Verma with a letter outlining numerous elimination or modification recommendations, including many centered around primary care payment. Also related to payment, the […]


Nursing Scope of Practice Update: Advocacy is Working, but Vigilance is Key

The NC House of Representatives’ House Health Committee did not consider House Bill 88: Modernize Nursing Practice Act last week, but NCAFP members are being encouraged to remain vigilant and continue to advocate against the proposal. Once the House completes deliberations on the state budget, a last-minute flurry of activity is possible. Continued advocacy will […]


Big Group from NCAFP Travels to Washington for AAFP’s Advocacy Summit

The AAFP held its annual advocacy barnstorming event in Washington, DC in lat May, and North Carolina’s family medicine community was represented by a delegation of more than 10 strong. In attendance from the NCAFP were President Dr. Charles Rhodes, Karen Smith, MD; Mott Blair, MD; Andrea Barkley DeSantis, MD; Conrad Flick, MD; Mary Hall, […]