Author Archive | Greg Griggs


2019 Match Totals Show Continued National Growth for Family Medicine

Family Medicine notched another year of growth in this year’s Match, raising the total number of positions offered by 313 positions. The achievement marks a full decade of year-over-year growth for the specialty. Close to home, North Carolina’s residency programs had another strong year, with all community- and university-based programs filling 100% of their available […]

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North Carolina’s 12th Annual Family Medicine Day a Tremendous Success!

A record 115 medical students representing twelve medical schools and eight states attended the 12th Annual Family Medicine Day in Durham on Saturday, March 9th. The much-anticipated event brought together medical students and residency programs from across North Carolina and nearby states. The day was filled with skills development and building connections with family physicians […]

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DHHS Issues Policy Paper Describing How CINs will Assist Advanced Medical Homes

A new policy paper released by NC DHHS describes how clinically-integrated networks (CINs) can help Advanced Medical Homes (AMHs) meet the care coordination and management requirements as listed in the Preferred Health Plans RFP and the AMH Provider Manual. The paper describes methods for increasing administrative efficiencies in these activities, while elaborating on the roles […]

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The NC Institute of Medicine is Holding Healthy NC 2030 Community Input Sessions

As a component of the Healthy North Carolina 2030 project, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is soliciting community input on several population health indicators and working to raise awareness of the state’s health improvement plan process. The Institute has been holding community input sessions across the state, with several more planned for the […]

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NC Medical Board: Keep Your Handwritten and Electronic Prescriptions Valid and Compliant

The North Carolina Medical Board recently collaborated with the NC Board of Pharmacy in developing a new resource to help prescribers ensure that the prescriptions they write are both accurate and complete. Unclear, incomplete or illegible prescriptions can cause problems for patients at the pharmacy, resulting in delays to needed treatment. Download and review the […]

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BCBS Announces New Strategic Affiliation with Cambria Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) announced a major new affiliation agreement with Cambria Health last week, the parent company of the BCBS plans in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Washington. The strategic affiliation will feature BCBSNC and Cambria pooling its investments in information technology, analytics, and corporate services to create a new entity […]

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Provider Transition to Medicaid Managed Care: New Webinar Series Will Launch March 28th

NC Medicaid will launch a webinar series to support providers and practices during their transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care. “General” webinars are overviews of significant changes and features of the managed care program. “Topical” webinars are in-depth reviews of specific managed care topics. The first webinar in this series, Provider Transition to NC Medicaid […]

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Duke’s Dr. Alexa Mieses Named a 2019 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health by National Minority Quality Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum recently announced its 2019 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health honorees, and the NCAFP is proud to report that Dr. Alexa Mieses (PGY3) of Duke University Family Medicine Residency Program has been selected! The Forum received hundreds of applications from healthcare professionals from across the country and considers its […]

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NC Medical Board Seeking Family Physicians to Act as Expert Reviewers

The North Carolina Medical Board is seeking Family Medicine physicians statewide to add to its approved expert outside reviewer list. The Board evaluates many quality-of-care issues each year from multiple sources, including complaints, investigations, malpractice payment reports, and changes in staff privileges. To accomplish this, the Board often draws on the knowledge and experience of […]

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