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ALERT: Scam Artists are Posing as the NC Medical Board and Seeking Personal Data

Telephone scammers are getting more sophisticated. Recently the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) learned that scammers are spoofing the Board’s main telephone number to make their calls appear legitimate. Scammers typically threaten loss of the target’s professional license if personal or financial information is not provided. Be advised: • NCMB does NOT contact licensees by […]

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Innovative MedServe Program Aims to Reduce Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

An innovative program seeking to reduce the shortage of primary care physicians officially launched this week, beginning with a multi-day orientation hosted at UNC-Chapel Hill. The new MedServe program is a first-of-its-kind effort pairing 13 recent college graduates with rural/underserved primary care clinics. MedServe’s strategy is to immerse promising future doctors in communities for up […]

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DHHS Submits Final Medicaid Reform Plan to CMS

Plans Builds on Triple Aim with Additional Provider Supports The NC Department of Health and Human Services formally submitted North Carolina’s Medicaid Reform Waiver application earlier this week, completing the first step in a Medicaid transformation process that’s expected to span multiple years before fully implemented. Similar to what was previously reported in the NC […]

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AAFP Formally Launches ‘MACRA Ready’ Educational Campaign

Academy leaders from around the nation converged in Kansas City recently for the AAFP’s annual gathering of chapter leaders and special constituencies representatives. The AAFP used the event to formally launch a major educational effort on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) aimed at helping Academy members make the transition to […]

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BCBSNC’s Offers New PCHM Incentive Program for Independent Primary Care Practices

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has launched a new program designed to help independent primary care practices transition to PCMHs. The program offers upfront financial incentives to practices under BCBSNC’s standard fee schedule that commit to reaching PCMH-recognition within 15-months. Practices that successfully complete the PCMH recognition process then become eligible […]

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