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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State Legislative Update

The NCAFP Government Affairs team is hard at work in the State Legislature advocating for key issues impacting family medicine. Earlier this week, the NCAFP received notice of a victory, when a bill aimed at educating student athletes and their coaches about concussions and heat related illnesses was modified to eliminate a proposal that would […]

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AAFP Opposes New Healthcare Proposal – Voice Your Opinion Too!

The AAFP has formally announced its opposition to the American Health Care Act as proposed in Congress and has encouraged members to call their representatives to raise concerns about the proposal. It is possible that a House vote may have occurred by the time this newsletter is released, but there will be additional opportunities for […]

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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 […]