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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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North Carolina’s Rep. David Rouzer Recognized as Primary Care Champion

Today in Washington, D.C., North Carolina’s Rep. David Rouzer was one of two members of Congress recognized for their work in helping advance primary care across the nation. Jason Cooke, Rouzer’s legislative director, was also recognized for his work championing primary care. Numerous leaders from North Carolina’s family medicine community were present during the official […]

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NCAFP, NC Pediatric Society Successful in Suit Against NC Medicaid Over Vaccine Administration Fees

After more than three years of advocating for NC’s Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) to correct an underpayment of administration fees for immunizations provided to Medicaid patients under the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, the NCAFP and the NC Pediatric Society received final word last week that its legal action has proved successful. NC Superior […]

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Tell Congress to Reauthorize Funding for the Teaching Health Centers Program and the National Health Service Corps.

Congress must act before September 30th to reauthorize two key programs that are helping to reduce the primary care physician shortage, strengthening access in Health Professional Shortage Areas, and helping train residents in community-based settings. Members can advocate for both issues in a few simple clicks through AAFP’s Speak Out system. First, the successful Teaching […]

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Community Care Physicians Network Announces New Partnership with Aetna

Last week, Community Care Physicians Network (CCPN), CCNC’s clinically-integrated network, and Aetna announced a collaborative agreement aimed at developing innovative ways to transform healthcare delivery in NC. The agreement is initially slated for five counties and represents the first contract the network has established with an insurer. CCPN leadership noted, “This is an opportunity to […]

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