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Proposed State Budget Offers Mixed Bag

Leaders of the NC General Assembly in Raleigh released the conference committee report for the budget rectifying differences between the House and Senate yesterday. The latest proposal contains several positives but also a number of anticipated hurdles. While its overall impact on healthcare is still being determined, the proposal did clarify one thing: Medicaid expansion […]

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NC Delegation to Barnstorm Capitol Hill to Advocate for Family Medicine

A delegation of nine from the NCAFP will be joining hundreds of others from across the nation as part of AAFP’s annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. The event will begin this coming Monday (5/20), with NCAFP representatives hearing presentations on several national Family Medicine issues, including the general importance of primary care/family […]

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NCAFP Leaders Talk Immunizations on Spectrum Cable’s In Focus News Program

Two Academy leaders – President-Elect Dr. Alisa Nance of Mooresville and District 3 Director Dr. Garrett Franklin of Cary – were recent guests on Spectrum Cable’s In Focus with Loretta Boniti. In segments that aired last week, Drs. Nance and Franklin shared excellent insight and perspectives on the role family physicians and primary care providers […]

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AAFP Supports Recent Congressional Action on Reducing Health Care Costs

Last week, the AAFP affirmed its support of Congress’s recent focus on combating the rising costs of health care. AAFP President Dr. Michael Munger issued a statement backing two key provisions of the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018: 1) allowing direct primary care membership fees as allowable medical […]

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NCAFP, Other Healthcare Representatives Meet with State Treasurer Regarding State Health Plan

In May, North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell directed Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to begin seeking significant rate reductions in “major” provider contracts on behalf of the State Health Plan. Wednesday, Treasurer Folwell brought together representatives of various healthcare organizations, including the NCAFP, to discuss ways to lower costs in the […]

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STFM’s Preceptor Expansion Initiative Aims to Utilize Medical Students to Create Efficiencies

A change in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules that govern medical student-written notes in medical records should make life easier for preceptors — and give clinical coordinators one more tool for recruiting them. The change that was made public in February by CMS was driven largely by advocacy from the Society […]

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