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  • NCMS Political Pulse for Sept. 24, 2021

    This week, NCMS Director of Legislative Relations Sue Ann Forrest, MPA, welcomes NC Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir) to discuss SB257 — Medication Cost Transparency Act, which regulates pharmacy benefit managers […]

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  • NCMS Political Pulse for September 10, 2021

    It was a short and relatively uneventful week at the General Assembly this week as budget negotiations continue and we continue to advocate for our NCMS budget priorities. We expect […]

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  • Budget Comparison

    Budget Comparison

    The proposed appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services from the Senate and House’s committees are below. Please note ‘NR’ signifies appropriations that are nonrecurring, and ‘R’ signifies […]

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  • NCMS Political Pulse for Aug. 6, 2021

    HB96–Allow Pharmacists to Administer Injectable Drugs, was heard in the Senate Rules Committee and received a unanimous favorable vote on the Senate floor before being sent back to the House […]

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  • Political Pulse for July 23, 2021

    While this week was supposed to be a lighter week at the General Assembly, several health related bills did move. HB96–Allow Pharmacists to Administer Injectable Drugs, was heard in the […]

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  • NCMS Political Pulse for July 16, 2021

    This week, the NCMS along with several specialty societies met with legislators to discuss SB249/HB277 — the SAVE Act, which would remove the current physician supervision requirements for nurse practitioners, […]

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  • NCMS Political Pulse for July 2, 2021

    The state’s long awaited transformation to Medicaid managed care took place this week To aide in finding the resources and help you may need in this transition, the NCMS, working […]

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  • NCMS Morning Rounds 6-11-21

    NCMS Morning Rounds 6-11-21

    T.G.I.F! Enjoy your NCMS Morning Rounds. June 11, 2021 Broad Health Care Coalition Supports Medicaid Extension for Postpartum Care In a press release issued Thursday, June 10, 2021, the North […]

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  • SB 262 – School Calendar Flex/Certain Counties

    SB 262 – School Calendar Flex/Certain Counties

    SB 262 – School Calendar Flex/Certain Counties Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell, Yadkin); Sen. Ted Alexander (R-Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln) Summary This bill allows local boards of education for […]

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  • NCMS Political Pulse for June 4, 2021

    The budget process is underway — sort of — at the NC General Assembly. Neither the House nor Senate could agree on a spending amount, so each chamber’s appropriations committees […]

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