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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HB 678 – Health Care Flexibility Act

HB 678 - Health Care Flexibility Act Summary This bill would grant authority to the Secretary of…

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Political Pulse for March 1, 2019: Filing Frenzy

It's been a busy week at the NC General Assembly. Watch as Chip Baggett and Sue Ann Forrest bring…

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PT Licensure for Military Spouses

HB 57 - Enact Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Primary Sponsors: Rep. John Szoka (R –…

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NC Legislative Update: Staying Vigilant as Budget Process Moves Ahead

The NC Senate unveiled their spending plan for the biennium last week, and the North Carolina…

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Legislative Update: Staying Vigilant After ‘Crossover’

Last Thursday the General Assembly passed the Crossover milestone in this long legislative session.…

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Legislative Update: As Crossover Looms Here Are Several Key Bills To Watch

The North Carolina Medical Society’s (NCMS) advocacy team will be spending most of their waking…

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Medical Team Task Force Holds Initial Meeting

The Medical Team Task Force, chaired by former North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) President…

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Scope of Practice Update: Optometrist and APRN Bills Discussed; NC Ob-Gyns Adopt New Policy

It has been a busy few weeks on scope of practice issues. In brief, here is the latest: HB36 –…

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Legislative Update: Now You Have the Tools to Be Informed and Take Action Quickly!

The General Assembly is beginning to hit its stride with more bills being filed that might affect…

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Bowtie Briefing for March 3, 2017 – HB36 Update and New Opioid Bills

Chip Baggett focuses on two major legislative developments this week: testimony before the House…

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Video Testimony of NCMS President Paul R.G. Cunningham, MD on HB36

On March 1, 2017, the House Health Committee received testimony on House Bill 36 - "Enact Enhanced…

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Bowtie Briefing for February 24, 2017 – Legislative Update

Helpful Links: Action Alert - House Bill 36 - Enact Enhanced Access to Eye Care Act Action Alert -…

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Bowtie Briefing for Feb. 17, 2017: Update on New Federal Rule; Several Health Care Bills Filed This Week

Helpful links: Read the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market Stabilization Proposed…

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NCMS Closely Tracks — and Acts — on Proposals Affecting Your Practice

Your North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Government Affairs staff continues to closely watch the…

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NCMS Legislative Update, Feb. 13, 2017: House Bill 36 – Amending the Scope of Practice of Optometry…

Welcome to the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Legislative Blog update. We are continuing to…

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Bowtie Briefing for February 10, 2017 – NC Medicaid News and House Bill 36 Update

  Helpful links: NC Medicaid Drops Provider Rate Cut NC General Assembly: House Bill 36 Sign…

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HB 36 First Scope of Practice Bill for 2017 Legislative Session

House Bill 36, Enact Enhanced Access to Eye Care Act, is the first scope of practice bill, among…

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NCMS Weekly Legislative Update: Feb. 7, 2017

Welcome to the North Carolina Medical Society Legislative Blog update. The first bill that could…

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APRNs In VA System Granted Independent Practice

The Veteran Affairs Department recently finalized a controversial rule allowing advanced-practice…

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NCMS Joins Others In Opposing the VA’s Plan for APRNs

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) has joined with other state and specialty medical…

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Coalition of State Medical Societies Weighs in On VA’s Scope of Practice Policy

The 10 medical societies that make up the Coalition of State Medical Societies, including the North…

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Bowtie Briefing for March 11, 2016

NCMS Director of Legislative Relations Chip Baggett shares developments regarding the Medicaid…

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