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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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NC Medical Board will Move to Adopt Emergency Disaster License Rules

The North Carolina Medical Board will move to adopt the emergency and temporary licensing policies it implemented in anticipation of Hurricane Florence as standing emergency rules. The emergency rules specify how out-of-state physicians, physician assistants (PAs), or anesthesiology assistants (AAs) may obtain temporary authority to practice in state during a declared state of emergency. To […]

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NC Health Information Exchange Continues Growth, Announces 2018 Initiatives

2017 represented another strong year for NC HealthConnex, North Carolina’s Health Information Exchange Authority (HIE). The HIE now has more than 1,200 facilities connected (with over 400 currently in the onboarding process) and consists of approximately 4.25 million unique patient records. In its recent beginning-of-the-year update, the HIE also reported that all participants are now […]

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AAFP’s Hospital Credentialing Resource Center Now Includes a New Legal Opinion

The AAFP recently made several resources available covering the basics of hospital privileging and credentialing. Just this week, a new legal opinion was added to assist AAFP members struggling to gain hospital privileges for which they are qualified. Commissioned by the AAFP, the opinion reviews applicable law to “determine the extent to which hospitals and physicians may […]

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Opioid Prescribing Resources Available on NCAFP Website

The NCAFP has published a growing list of links and resources family physicians and practices may use to keep up with opioid prescribing rules and techniques. The Opioid Prescribing and Management page lists general resources, as well as information specifically for the Medicaid and Health Choice populations. Visit https://www.ncafp.com/practice-resources/opioid-prescribing-and-management/.

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AAFP Releases New Executive Summary on CMS’s Quality Payment Program

The AAFP has created a two-page executive summary of the lengthy proposed rule outlining updates to the 2018 Quality Payment Program. The AAFP is expected to release a comprehensive comment letter to CMS in August. CMS has updated estimates for the number of physicians who are excluded from participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System […]

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Fostering Health NC Publishes Free Resources on Fostering and Psychotropic Medications in Children

The North Carolina Pediatric Society’s Fostering Health NC, recently expanded its free resources to include local resources information for new foster families, and for parents considering psychotropic medication for their children. Supported by joint funding from The Duke Endowment and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Fostering Health NC couples targeted implementation […]

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