Melanoma Monday: Survive the 4th with Beautiful Skin!

All summer NCMS is bringing you tips to enjoy the great Carolina outdoors.  Melanoma Mondays run weekly until Autumn with information from your fellow NCMS members.  Today it’s Dr. Sarah Cash from WNC Dermatology in Asheville with how to survive the 4th of July with beautiful skin.  Enjoy! Sarah Cash, MD WNC Dermatology Asheville, NC Have fun and stay safe today! Seek shade!  The…

On Point: Restricting abortion will not stop people from seeking abortion – by Dr. Amy Bryant

On Point submissions are individual member viewpoints and not North Carolina Medical Society policy. Amy Bryant MDMSCR UNC Department of OB-Gyn, At Large Member of the Executive Committee, NCOGS   I always ask my 3rd year medical students when they start Ob/Gyn:  “What are you most excited about?” They invariably say “delivering a baby.” At the end of their rotation, they write…

Billion dollar plan leaves key issues unresolved, NCMS continues to push for Medicaid expansion

RALEIGH -- Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the new state budget does not dive very deep into healthcare issues.  Both chambers of the General Assembly approved a $27.9 billion dollar state spending plan Thursday.  It still faces review by the governor.  It features few big health initiatives. Some highlights are: $52 million for in-home personal care workers and nursing home…

Always a Good Time to be in North Carolina!

This weekend there are festivals across the state to celebrate Independence Day.  The North Carolina Medical Society has some ways you and your family can have fun.  Take a look! 7/1 – Valdese Independence Day Celebration – Valdese 7/1 – “Pre”-July 4th Celebration – Marshville 7/1-7/2 – Christmas in July Festival – West Jefferson 7/1-7/2 – Graham County Heritage Festival – Robbinsville…

Value-Based Contracting Survey

A team of physicians from Carolina Complete Health and the North Carolina Medical Society and researchers from the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University are studying how providers feel about value-based contracts. We'd like to invite you to participate in a 15-minute survey to assess your thoughts about and experiences with value-based contracting. Your participation is entirely…

NCMGMA: Nominations for Practice of the Year

The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the 9th Annual Practice of the Year Award, to be presented on the evening of Thursday, September 15 during the Fall Conference dinner & awards. This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients, and/or…

News from Raleigh: Medicaid Expansion and State Budget

It has been a busy week in Raleigh and the North Carolina Medical Society has been hard at work!  House Speaker Tim Moore introduced a new standalone proposal that NCMS strongly supports.  CEO Chip Baggett has been meeting with lawmakers all week and continues to press for this important legislation to be passed as soon as possible.  He was joined this week by several NCMS members to help sway…

Celebrate World Social Media Day

First there was mail, then the telegraph and telephone, then the fax was being used by everyone.  Now it is all about social media and today is World Social Media Day! World Social Media Day was launched by Mashable on June 30, 2010. It is to recognize social media’s impact on global communication. Almost everyone uses social media to connect with people all over the world in a simple and fast…

Political Pulse June 28, 2022, reaction to Medicaid Expansion in NC

RALEIGH, NC --  The North Carolina Medical Society is leading the way to change!  A standalone Medicaid expansion bill was introduced Tuesday.  SB408 is supported by Speaker Tim Moore who called out NCMS for its continued support and aid in getting this important legislation passed. NCMS supported the bill with testimony from CEO Chip Baggett.  Also, Dr. Rachel Keever, Dr. Bryant Murphy, and…

Would Your Patients Benefit from a Y Medical Membership?

If you are a Triangle-area physician, the YMCA of the Triangle in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs to support your patients through a YMCA Medical Membership program. You can refer a patient through the NCMS Foundation’s Our Community Health Initiative (OCHI) software platform directly to the YMCA of the Triangle…