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Presentations by Governor Cooper and DHHS Secretary Cohen Highlight NCAFP Annual Meeting

It was another fantastic NCAFP Winter Meeting, as approximately 830 attendees converged in Asheville last weekend for five days of learning, networking, advocacy and social events. The meeting also included numerous opportunities to advocate on behalf of family medicine with key state leaders. First, Tom Campbell, Moderator and Producer of NC Spin, interviewed Governor Roy […]

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Alisa C. Nance, RPH, MD, Installed as NCAFP President

Alisa C. Nance, RPh, MD, FAAFP, of Mooresville, NC, was inaugurated as the 2018-2019 NCAFP President during the Winter Family Physicians Weekend. Dr. Nance is owner and principal of Nance Medical Consulting, PLLC. During her installation speech, Dr. Nance called on the state’s family physicians to “rise up” to bring back the love of Family […]

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CMS Releases Updated Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Victory of Family Medicine in Reducing Administrative Burden, Improving Patient Access The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and it contains several strategies advocated by the AAFP to reduce administrative burdens on physicians, and improve patient access-to-care. “The 2019 final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule is a […]

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AAFP and STFM Leadership Take Tour of State’s Medical Schools

The NCAFP welcomed several Family Medicine leaders to North Carolina this week and provided them a barnstorming tour of many of the state’s medical schools. AAFP President-Elect Dr. Gary LeRoy, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Executive Vice President Stacy Brungardt, and AAFP Student Interest Strategist Ashley Bentley where given VIP tours at Campbell, Wake […]

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N.C. Academy of Family Physicians Urges Seniors & North Carolinians with Chronic Illness to Get Vaccinated against Pneumococcal Disease this Fall

NC Ranks 49th for Deaths Caused by Pneumonia; Consider Pneumococcal Vaccination when Getting Your Flu Shot, Physician Group Says (Raleigh, N.C.) – October 17, 2018 – The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, the state’s largest specialty medical association, today urged older adults and North Carolinians with chronic conditions such as heart or kidney disease, […]

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NC Treasurer Announces Move to Reference-Based Pricing for State Employees Health Plan

Late last week, North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell announced a move to reference-based pricing for the State Employees Health Plan. Starting in 2020, the plan will base all payments on a percentage of Medicare. Professional services, which includes most physician payment, will be based on 160 percent of 2018 Medicare rates for all physicians in […]

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