Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your NCMS Morning Rounds.

August 4, 2021

NC Professionals Health Program (NCPHP) Call for Nominees

The NCMS has an opportunity to appoint a new member to the NC Professionals Health Program (NCPHP) Board of Directors. Learn more about responsibilities of NCPHP Board members.

Since 1988, NCPHP has been dedicated to helping medical professionals experience a lifetime of change and return to health. NCPHP assists with recovery from substance use disorders and other conditions that could impair a clinician’s ability to safely provide care and services to their patients.

NCPHP originated as a physicians’ health committee of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS). In 1988, it was established as a formal program of the NCMS and written into the North Carolina General Statutes. To learn more about the important work of this organization, visit the NCPHP website.

Physicians interested in an NCPHP Board position should complete the application form and return it to Evan Simmons, [email protected] by Wednesday, August 18.

Urgent Practice Data Survey – Medicaid Transformation Focus

NCMGMA, NCMS, and Curi continue working together to gather essential practice information from administrators and clinicians across North Carolina relative to the current COVID crisis.

We know this is a stressful and uncertain time, but by taking less than 5 minutes to complete this survey, you are allowing us to better respond to and represent your needs from COVID to new protocols, telehealth issues and now Medicaid Transformation. Please click the link below to take this short survey.

Thank you for your time and for your commitment to your communities. We’re in this together and are proud to support you and all North Carolinas in your practice through this tumultuous season.

Your Colleagues at NCMGMA, NCMS, and Curi

Carolina Complete Health Network Case Study

Given the recent transformation of the state’s Medicaid system, many medical groups are still weighing up what it takes to be designated by the state as a Tier 3 Advanced Medical Home. Organizations with this designation receive funding to perform certain care management functions, such as patient risk stratification and care needs screening. A Carolina Complete Health Network case study illustrates one path forward: it takes time, leadership commitment, and sometimes a little help from partner organizations. The enhanced ability to serve patients made this investment worth it.

Read more here.

In the News

Why Delta Is The Most Transmissible Variant Yet: 9 Things To Know, Becker’s, 7-30-21

Learning Opportunity

NCMGMA Fall Conference, October 6-8 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel

The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association Fall Conference will provide a rich environment where North Carolina’s medical practice leaders can come to learn, grow and share.

Learn more and register here.


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