NCMS Update: May 21, 2015


Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act Is Now the Law: 


Governor McCrory signed the hard-won Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act into law today at the Executive Mansion with the late Rep. Fulghum’s wife Mary Susan, and his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter at the Governor’s side.

After the brief signing ceremony, those from the North Carolina Dermatology Association and NCMS who have been involved in the years-long effort to get this legislation passed gathered to celebrate at the NCMS Center for Leadership in Medicine across the street from the Governor’s house.

“This law will save lives and significantly help protect children and young adults from the growing epidemic of skin cancer,” said Russell Kilpatrick, MD, a Greenville dermatologist and president of the N.C. Dermatology Association. “We thank our legislators and the governor for their support and action on this important health issue.”

Let DHHS Know What You Think of NCTracks:

CSC, the fiscal agent responsible for NCTracks, is required to conduct an annual customer satisfaction survey of NCTracks users. Let them know what your experiences have been with the Medicaid claims system. The survey is anonymous and should take about 10 minutes to complete. The results will be compiled and submitted to the Office of NCTracks. The deadline to complete the survey is May 29. Here’s the link


Duke University Hospital Makes Honor Roll in US News Rankings:

The 2014-25 US News & World Report rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology. Hospitals with very high scores in at least six specialties earned a spot on the Honor Roll. Just 17 hospitals made this year’s list with Duke University coming in at 14. Read more about the rankings.


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