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Important Policy Announcement from the N.C. OB-GYN Society

March 13, 2017

As you may know, I am the current President of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. I am writing with important news about a recent change in the Society’s policy concerning physician supervision of Certified Nurse Midwives.

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A Change in Policy Regarding Physician Burnout by the NC Medical Board

December 19, 2016

Previously, I shared with you my experience of meeting with the widow of a North Carolina physician who committed suicide last year, a victim of burnout. As you recall I discussed three factors which contributed to his death. One of those was his fear of seeking assistance due to possible negative repercussions with the state licensing board.

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Updated Health Assessment Forms for NC Public Schools

November 29, 2016

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What's Next in a Post - ACA World

November 16, 2016

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“Blue Ridge Bone & Joint” merges with three other NC practices to form one of the state’s largest physician-owned orthopaedic practices

August 1, 2016

In a common mission to provide streamlined, patient-centered care, four independent orthopaedic physician groups across North Carolina have joined together to form a new practice called EmergeOrtho.

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Seeking Health Care Leadership & Management Applicants

July 25, 2016

Information on NCMS' newest KIPL leadership program, Health Care Leadership & Management (HCLM).

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Governor McCrory Signs Life-Saving Overdose Prevention Legislation

June 20, 2016

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Letter to Legislators Protesting the Sunsetting of NC Licensures for ASL Interpreters

June 8, 2016

It is my understanding that your committee is considering the sunsetting of the NCITLB – the licensing board which guarantees minimum standards of those who  provide interpreter services for the deaf under the federally required ADA law. As both a sign language interpreter and a program administrator who coordinates interpreter services in the medical field, I can attest to the fact that when a patient is not given a qualified interpreter, their health and safety are in jeopardy.

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NCMB Program to Address Opioid Crisis

April 28, 2016

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UnitedHealth to stop selling ACA plans in NC and most other states

April 20, 2016

UnitedHealth, the nation’s biggest health insurer, will shrink its participation in Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges to only a handful of states next year after expanding to nearly three dozen states this year.

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NCMS Summarizes Medicaid Reform Draft Waiver

March 10, 2016

To highlight the important points contained in the state’s draft Medicaid reform waiver application presented last week by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice, North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) staff has thoroughly reviewed the document and written this summary. The draft application must be approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in order to implement the Medicaid reforms adopted by the NC General Assembly last fall.

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Department of Health and Human Services Review of Medicaid Reform Report and Section 1115 Waiver Application

March 9, 2016

View the Powerpoint presentation from NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

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Medicaid Reform Plan Offers a North Carolina Solution

March 1, 2016

Press Release Medicaid Reform Plan Offers a North Carolina Solution Plan seeks to achieve better patient outcomes, high quality care, increased budget predictability FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (919) 814-2100 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 govpress@nc.gov

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BCDH Alert: Health Assessment Transmittal Form

February 24, 2016

Effective for school year 2016-2017, all children entering North Carolina public schools (includes Charter Schools) must present a Health Assessment Transmittal Form within 30 calendar days of the child’s first day of attendance. 

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BCDH Health Update: Zika Virus

February 10, 2016

The NC Division of Public Health just today sent out guidance pertaining to Zika virus diagnosis, management and reporting. 

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