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February 7, 2022

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In the News

1. Nominations Now Open for NCMS Foundation (NCMSF) Leadership Positions

Want to make an impact on improving health statewide? Consider joining the NCMS Foundation (NCMSF) Board of Trustees. Positions for these leadership roles are currently open for the upcoming year.

The NCMSF is the philanthropic arm of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS). The Foundation seeks to improve access to quality health care for all North Carolinians. Its portfolio of programs demonstrates our commitment to this vision. Learn more about each of these programs here.

A full description of what is expected of members of the NCMSF Board of Trustees, along with details on the nomination process, is outlined here. Nominations are due by June 30, 2022.

2. Threats, Intimidation Against Doctors and Health Workers Must End

On Thursday, February 3rd, AMA President Dr. Gerald Harmon released a leadership viewpoint advocating against the violence on physicians and health professionals. Read it here.

3. Innovative Contracting for Private Practice Physicians Webinar

This webinar, delivered during the November 2021 Private Practice Physician Section meeting, focuses on contracting considerations for new private practice physicians, as well as innovative contracting for established private practice physicians. Tune in for industry insights from a legal expert and two private practice physicians who share their real-world experiences and strategic insights. Visit the Private Practice Physician Section website and the Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability website to learn more about the AMA’s efforts to support private practice.


COVID-19 Updates

1.      CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker

2.      COVID-19 Cafecito and Tele-town hall in Spanish

3.      NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard

Learning Opportunities

Register for the “AMA Advocacy Insights: Top Federal Issues” Webinar

Feb. 15
6:00-7:30 p.m. Central Time

Hear from AMA experts about key aspects to address on telehealth, Medicare payment and prior authorization, and best practices for communicating with lawmakers in the virtual Hill visit environment.


Upcoming Events

·       2022 NC-ACP Annual Scientific Session (Feb. 11-12, 2022)—NOW VIRTUAL

·       2022 NC Neurological Society Annual Meeting (Feb. 25-27, 2022)