September 11, 2020
The results of a new poll released this week reveal growing support across party lines for closing North Carolina’s health care coverage gap.
September 8, 2020
A coalition of organizations from across the state held a virtual forum Sept. 2 calling for Medicaid expansion as North Carolinians grapple with a loss of health care coverage due to unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tens of thousands of state residents have fallen into the "coverage gap" due to COVID-19, worsening an already concerning issue, according to Care4Carolina, a group advocating for affordable health care in the state.
The gap includes those who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to get help through the private insurance marketplace.
North Carolina is among 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid. Prior to COVID-19, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that if it did, more than 400,000 residents would gain health insurance. Care4Carolina says about 178,000 more North Carolinians are living in the gap since COVID-19 hit.
April 25, 2018
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ State Center for Health Statistics has created an interactive map with a series of overlays showing social determinants of health indicators in North Carolina, including the economic, social and neighborhood, and housing and transportation status of residents across the state. It is available through the State Center for Health Statistics website: www.schs.state.nc.us/data/hsa. After following the link, click “North Carolina Social Determinants of Health.” The map is part of the department’s efforts to look beyond what is typically thought of as “health care” and invest more strategically in health.
April 4, 2018
NCMS is currently accepting applications for Leadership College as well as Health Care Leadership & Management. WCMS would be happy to nominate any interested WCMS member.
April 2, 2018
Recruitment for the NC AHEC Scholar applicants has started. The deadline is Monday, April 30 by 5:00 p.m.
October 18, 2017
October 11, 2017– Last week was the deadline for physicians and other eligible professionals to begin collecting data to meet reporting requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) or face a potential reduction in future Medicare reimbursement.
September 12, 2017
On behalf of the more than 12,000 physician and physician assistant members of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), we respectfully submit these comments on the Proposed Plan Design for NC Medicaid.
August 28, 2017
Medicaid will implement new Prior Authorization policies for safe prescribing of opioid analgesics beginning August 27, 2017.
August 10, 2017
On August 8 2017, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released its detailed proposed program design for Medicaid Managed Care. The proposed program design (pdf) and supporting materials can be found here.
July 20, 2017
As the debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare continues to unfold in Washington, DC, you can be assured that your medical society has been working diligently on Capitol Hill and with local and national stakeholder groups to make sure any legislation protects — and enhances— your patients’ access to affordable, high quality care.
June 7, 2017
In 2016, 98 travel-associated cases of Zika virus disease were reported in NC. As of 5/17/17, there have been 3 cases reported in NC in 2017.
May 4, 2017
The NCMS is strongly opposed to SB 629
May 2, 2017
Let your voice be heard about Medicaid and Health Choice reform.
May 1, 2017
Western North Carolina sees too many deaths from the misuse of prescription pain medicine.
April 26, 2017
On Tuesday, 4/25/17, WCMS issued an action alert to all WNC physicians on SB 629.