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February 9, 2022


In the News


1. Allergists Collecting Data on UHC Denials of Skin Testing, Antigens

The NC Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society (NCAAIS) is collecting data on United Healthcare (UHC) denials for codes 95004 and 95165 in order to appeal denials and resolve this payment issue.  The NCAAIS Board of Directors requests that allergy practices gather the following information: DOS, CPT codes, units billed (if applicable), denial date, actions taken and any follow up information you may have about the denials. If you would like an excel template to enter the data, please email [email protected].  The data should be sent to Sue Grupe, Advocacy Council Director of Administration at American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, [email protected].

Padmaja Gayam, MD, NCAAIS President, thanks NC practices for their help on this payment issue.

2. Want to Learn the A-Z of the Business of Medicine? Become an HCLM Scholar!

The Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership’s (KIPL) Health Care Leadership and Management (HCLM) program is seeking clinicians who are interested in learning more about the economic and business aspects of medicine and how to help your practice and health care team succeed in today’s challenging environment. Learn more about HCLM and apply before the deadline of May 1, 2022.

Class of 2017 alumnus Scott Paviol, MD, shares his experience with HCLM in this video and why you should be a part of the 2022 Class:

3. North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (NCOGS) Call for Poster Abstract Submissions

You are invited to submit a poster abstract to the NC Ob/Gyn Society Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held over the weekend of April 6-8, 2022, at the Kiawah Island Resort in Kiawah Island, SC. Learn more.


COVID-19 Updates

  1.      Recovery and Reintegration for Healthcare Workers Following COVID-19 Surges

2.      COVID-19 & Mental Health Care for Health Care Professionals

3.      NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities


Women in Medicine Symposium

Friday, March 4, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Cape Fear Valley Health System and Southern Regional AHEC are excited to recognize the contributions of women physicians to the health of our communities and to advancing the system of care. Gender disparities in mentoring, leadership, income, and personal health are significant for women in medicine. The inequities rooted in structural barriers and systemic racism further exacerbate the challenges for physicians who are women of color. This conference explores how women physicians in the Sandhills region are addressing professional obstacles and community health inequities through leadership, education, and advocacy as well as serving as models to erase the stigma of addressing physician mental health and well-being. About the program



Upcoming Events


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

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

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