The NCMS Legislative Cabinet met last night

The group discussed the latest developments at the legislature and welcomed NCMS PAC chair Sharon Foster, MD, who encouraged Cabinet members to host PAC events to support our legislative agenda.

Don’t miss today’s webinar – but if you do, no worries. It will be repeated next Tuesday
Stephen Nuckolls, CEO of Coastal Carolina Quality Care, will present a 45-minute webinar in which he shows how ConvergX™, an analytics visualization and modeling solution developed by Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) in collaboration with Carolina Quality Care, applies predictive statistical modeling to proactively identify high-risk patients, providing care coordinators the ability to deploy targeted resources. This approach has been shown to address patient needs and prevent unnecessary utilization.
Today’s session is at 4 p.m. and will be repeated on Tuesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. Get the details and register.

Registration for next weekend’s ‘must attend’ event ends tomorrow

For those who live, practice or will be passing through the Triangle next Friday, May 15, be sure to register by tomorrow, May 8, for the Mix and Mingle social event at the DuBose House, Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill. Stop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to share your thoughts regarding the practice of medicine with the NCMS Board of Directors and catch up with your friends and colleagues from throughout the area.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served during this casual reception. The event is open to members and prospective members of the NCMS, and spouses are welcome. Register today at

In case you missed this news:
Rex Hospital Will Not Lose Federal Funding
Rex Hospital will not lose federal funding over an incident in which staff improperly kept a violent, mentally ill patient in restraints and subdued him with a Taser stun gun. Federal investigators decided not to penalize the hospital since it has changed its policies. This was the first time Rex has been placed on “Immediate Jeopardy” status and put at risk for losing hundreds of millions of dollars federal funding through the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Read the Raleigh News & Observer full report.
UNC’s School of Medicine May Open A Branch Campus
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine is considering a branch campus in Wilmington in collaboration with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Find out more in the Wilmington Star-News article.