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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 […]


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 […]