Political Pulse for June 14, 2024

Political Pulse Part Two   The burden of Prior Authorization is leading to suicidal thoughts…

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Political Pulse for June 7, 2024

Political Pulse Part 1 - Prior Authorization is dangerous for patients. Ron Howrigon of Fulcrum…

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Political Pulse for May 31, 2024

The current legislative session has been jam-packed for the North Carolina Medical Society with…

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NCMS Political Pulse Introduces New VP of Advocacy John Thompson, SC Primary Results

Political Pulse is back!   As we wait for the legislative session to begin in April, the North…

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Political Pulse September 29, 2023

The North Carolina 2023 budget was finally given to Governor Roy Cooper.  The journey to his desk…

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Political Pulse August 11, 2023

In this episode of Political Pulse, NCMS is getting ready for 2024! Next year there are some…

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Political Pulse August 4, 2023. It Is Time for YOU to Get Involved in NCMS Advocacy!

  As the long session winds down, it’s time for NCMS members to get to work!  NCMS has four…

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Political Pulse for June 30, 2023

Changes have been made to Senate Bill 20 in the final days before it goes into effect. On July 1,…

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Political Pulse for May 19, 2023

After a week in recess, legislators returned with Senate Bill at the top of the list. In this…

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Political Pulse for May 4, 2023

Another busy week for the North Carolina Medical Society. Senate Bill 20 is making a fast track…

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Political Pulse for April 21, 2023

Big news from NCMS on Prior Authorization!  House Bill 649 was successfully introduced to reform…

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Political Pulse for April 14, 2023

This week on Political Pulse we talk about advocacy efforts by the North Carolina Medical Society.…

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Political Pulse for March 31, 2023

In this week's Political Pulse, Medicaid expansion was finally signed by Governor Roy Cooper, but…

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Political Pulse for March 17, 2023

Medicaid expansion continues to be the big story this week.  Thomas Kincheloe explains where it…

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Political Pulse for March 9, 2023

https://youtu.be/cOHxI15JvtQ Raleigh has been busy with issues important to NCMS members for the…

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NCMS Political Pulse March 3, 2023

Some hot button issues are taking over Raleigh this week as legislators continue the long session.…

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NCMS Political Pulse February 24, 2023

In this week's Political Pulse, Thomas Kincheloe and Emma Kate Sowder discuss the North Carolina…

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NCMS Political Pulse February 16, 2023

The legislative long session is very busy this week.  HB76, which would expand Medicaid access to…

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Political Pulse for Feb. 3, 2023 – New 2023 Long Session Underway

The 2023 North Carolina Long Session officially kicked off on January 11th, and it has been a busy…

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Political Pulse for November 18, 2022

The 2022 Midterm Election leaves NC health professionals with many questions. NCMS Political Pulse…

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NCMS Political Pulse August 22, 2022: The Surprises in the ‘No Surprises Act’

RALEIGH -- Congress passed the No Surprises Act to protect patients from surprise medical bills.…

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Political Pulse July 8, 2022: Whew! Short Session is Over. What Happened?

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina General Assembly had a busy final week.  Most of the work for the…

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Political Pulse June 28, 2022, reaction to Medicaid Expansion in NC

RALEIGH, NC --  The North Carolina Medical Society is leading the way to change!  A standalone…

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Political Pulse for June 17, 2022

NCMS CEO/EVP Chip Baggett, JD, dives into the details around three important hot-topic legislative…

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Political Pulse for June 10, 2022

NCMS EVP/CEO Chip Baggett, JD, catches you up on all of the legislative news from this week and…

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Political Pulse for May 25, 2022 – The rumors were true…

The new legislative session began this week, and NCMS CEO Chip Baggett summarizes the fast-moving…

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Political Pulse for March 25, 2022

 NCMS CEO/EVP Chip Baggett shares news about an important committee meeting at the Legislative…

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Political Pulse for October 22, 2021

Sue Ann Forrest, MPA, doesn’t have too much to report from the legislature this week, but she does…

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NCMS Morning Rounds for Oct. 15, 2021

While the NC House and NC Senate have an agreed upon budget document, which has not been made…

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NCMS Political Pulse for Oct. 8, 2021

The focus this week at the General Assembly was an energy bill moving through committee while…

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NCMS Political Pulse for October 1, 2021

Finally, we've reached the last step in the state budgeting process and hope to have a final…

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NCMS Political Pulse for Sept. 24, 2021

This week, NCMS Director of Legislative Relations Sue Ann Forrest, MPA, welcomes NC Sen. Jim Perry…

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Political Pulse for Sept. 17, 2021

Director of Legislative Relations, Sue Ann Forrest, MPA, highlights some important events in this…

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NCMS Political Pulse for September 10, 2021

It was a short and relatively uneventful week at the General Assembly this week as budget…

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Political Pulse for Sept. 3, 2021

NCMS Director of Legislative Relations Sue Ann Forrest, MPA, thanks those who attended the Sept.…

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Political Pulse for August 27, 2021

It was a week of slow-moving negotiations on the budget process and of faster action on several…

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NCMS Political Pulse for Aug. 20, 2021

This week budget conferees were named. These individuals, who included committee chairs and…

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Political Pulse for August 13, 2021

The NC House released their budget this week and NCMS Director of Legislative Relations Sue Ann…

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NCMS Political Pulse for Aug. 6, 2021

HB96--Allow Pharmacists to Administer Injectable Drugs, was heard in the Senate Rules Committee and…

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Political Pulse for July 30, 2021

Additional Information: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Health Related Draft…

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Political Pulse for July 23, 2021

While this week was supposed to be a lighter week at the General Assembly, several health related…

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NCMS Political Pulse for July 16, 2021

This week, the NCMS along with several specialty societies met with legislators to discuss…

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