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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.

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Acting CMS Administrator Suggests MACRA Start Delay

Sharing comments before the US Senate Finance Committee this week, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt told lawmakers that the CMS is considering delaying the start date for Medicare payment reform. Slavitt commented that the CMS is concerned that some physicians, particularly at small practices, may not be ready for the changes under MACRA. The AAFP recently expressed […]

Draft of 2017 Medicare Fee Schedule Expands Primary Care Payments

There’s some promising news for primary care payment in CMS’s proposed 2017 Medicare fee schedule.  In a published draft released July 7th by CMS, the fee schedule contains several positive payment adjustments projected to add as much as 3% to allowed Medicare charges for family physicians.  This estimated increase is the largest of any specialty according […]

Family Physicians Can Submit Comments to CMS on State Medicaid Reform Plan

North Carolina’s Medicaid reform proposal — officially called the 1115 Waiver Application — was formally submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in early June. Family physicians and family medicine professionals interested in submitting public comments on the plan may do so via a simple web-based commenting system provided by CMS. All comments […]