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March 4, 2022


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In the News


1. New ICD-10 Diagnosis and Procedure Codes Effective April 1, 2022

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing three new diagnosis codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status, effective April 1, 2022. Read full Special Bullentin here.


2. Reminder: Death Certificates Fully Online as of January 1st

As of January 1st, the state of North Carolina now requires all death certificates to be submitted electronically using its new online system, the NC Database Application for Vital Events (NC DAVE).

Clinicians who sign death certificates or could need to sign one in the future must register with NC DAVE to certify deaths. Anyone who has not yet registered for a free account with NC DAVE should act now. Under state law, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners may certify deaths. Individuals who sign death certificates are referred to as “medical certifiers”. To keep death certificates moving during the transition, Vital Records will accept paper death certificates through Feb. 28, 2022. Learn more.


3. Cultural Competence in Medicine

In this episode of MedBoard Matters host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with NC Medical Board member, Dr. Christine Khandelwal, about her journey toward embracing cultural humility in her practice. She provides a great break down of what clinicians can do to enhance their own knowledge and understanding of working with patients with diverse backgrounds – not just race or religion, but a variety of other cultural differences that sometimes have an impact on the delivery of healthcare.

Listen to the podcast.



COVID-19 Updates


1.     US Healthcare Agencies Request Data On COVID-19 Misinformation

2.     2 New Long COVID-19 Findings

3.     NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities


2022 Addiction Medicine Conference

Friday, April 8, 2022 – Saturday, April 9, 2022

In-Person Event

Addiction Medicine 2022 will provide clinically relevant SUD knowledge and skills for physicians, APPs and other providers working in a variety of healthcare settings.



Upcoming Events


·       2022 NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting (April 8-10, 2022)

·       2022 NC Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting (April 22-23, 2022)

·       2022 NC Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society Annual Meeting (May 20-22, 2022)