Robin G. Cummings, MD, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary for Medicaid and Leadership College class of 2005, spoke at the 12th annual World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., March 22-25. He sat on a panel that shared different approaches to the changing Medicaid environment in the U.S. Cummings told global leaders in the health care industry about the approach being developed in North Carolina.
“In North Carolina, our efforts are focused on improving the health care delivery system by building on what works in our state,” he said. “Our doctors want more control over improving the health of their patients, and they should be rewarded for their efforts. Moving to an Accountable Care Organization, or ACO, model will give us patient-centered care that is led by health care professionals.”
Nancy S. Henley, MPH, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer for the Division of Medical Assistance and Leadership College class of 2013, recently received the Laureate Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Physicians. The Laureate Award honors fellows or masters of the college who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research, and to service for their community, chapter and the American College of Physicians.
Henley has more than 25 years of executive management experience with large public and private insurers. She previously served as medical director for the North Carolina State Health Plan and deputy director for clinical affairs with the Division of Medical Assistance in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 1998, Henley has served on several North Carolina Medical Society committees and the Executive Council of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Physicians since 2009.