Membership with the North Carolina Medical Society

 

Help in a crisis

Telehealth during covidThe North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) offers help in a crisis – whether a devastating hurricane or the current pandemic.

When COVID-19 struck and practices were in need, the NCMS mobilized to provide a steady flow of information and resources to our members. The NCMS immediately offered a free telehealth platform, Presence, to help practices transition to a new way of providing health care to North Carolinians. We also began distributing free PPE to independent practices in need of supplies to help keep staff and patients safe.

After Hurricane Florence, the NCMS Foundation established the Disaster Relief Fund, which then granted nearly $500,000 in relief funds to 80 physicians and PAs in eastern North Carolina to help them recover from the storm and continue to provide health care to their communities.

Advocacy for you and your patients

The NCMS is your voice on regulatory, legislative and judicial issues that affect your profession and your patients.

The NCMS quickly recognized the desperate need for PPE after the coronavirus outbreak, advocating for and receiving a grant from the NC General Assembly for $5 million to provide free PPE to independent practices. Understanding the financial impact this pandemic has had on health care practices, the NCMS again approached the NCGA seeking assistance for our members; legislators responded by providing a $25 million grant to the NCMS Foundation to get relief funds to independent practices. We continue to fight for telehealth payment parity beyond this crisis as well as increased broadband access throughout the state.

Improving Health and Well-Being

NCMS' guiding principles focus on health and well-being for all North CaroliniansThe NCMS is working to improve health outcomes for North Carolinians through policy and education.

In early 2020, the NCMS framed its Guiding Principles to help shape future health policy to improve the health and well-being of patients. The NCMS also endorsed the findings of the NC Institute of Medicine’s HealthyNC2030 report, which defines 21 indicators aimed at improving health outcomes in the state over the next decade. The Medical Society is now working to build a coalition of stakeholders to help bring HealthyNC2030′s goals to fruition.

Leadership in Medicine

Leadership College graduates go on to become leaders in organized medicine, their workplaces and their communitiesThrough award-winning, innovative leadership development programs, the NCMS is helping to shape the health care leaders of tomorrow.

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) offers its members opportunities to develop leadership skills through its innovative Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) programs such as Leadership College, Health Care Leadership and Management and the Future Clinician Leaders College.

 

Member Benefits

NCMS members receive…

Advocacy for your profession

The NCMS employs a team of legislative, regulatory, and payer experts who closely monitor and respond to the latest developments that impact the profession of medicine and the care of patients.

NCMS LEAD Health Care Conference

The NCMS presents the LEAD Health Care Conference, offering all that the name suggests — leadership development, educational sessions, the latest advocacy news and innovative health care discoveries that can help improve the lives of your patients. To evolve with the current health care crisis, the NCMS will offer LEAD educational sessions virtually this year.

Health Insurance Options for You and Your Practice

Get exclusive access to the NCMS Employee Benefit Plan, which provides health care coverage for member physician practices.

NCMS Marketplace

Save money and time by reviewing our partner vendors who offer a range of products and services at a discount for NCMS members.

NCMS Member Book Club

Love to read? Join with our book club where you can read and discuss a variety of books throughout the year on our online community. This exclusive offer is available to NCMS members only. Learn more and sign up here.

Leadership development

Take advantage of leadership development opportunities through our award-winning Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL).

Health care news you can use

Receive health care news as it affects your practice that you won’t find in your local or national media. You’ll receive our daily email Morning Rounds, our Political Pulse video updates, dedicated email alerts and early-bird notices for special events and conferences. Follow the hundreds of health care related bills we track each legislative session on our legislative blog.

Programs that address access to care

Learn more about the Community Practitioner Program, which offers loan repayment for practicing in rural or under-served areas throughout the state.

Programs that address the opioid crisis and social determinants of health

Learn more about our NCMS Foundation’s new initiatives: Project OBOT (Office-Based Opioid Treatment) and Our Community Health Initiative (OCHI).

Education on innovative health care systems

Engage with a dynamic community of colleagues to discuss health system transformation and innovation through groups like our popular NC Population Health Collaborative and NC ACO Council. Take advantage of ACO educational toolkits and webinars to keep a step ahead of our rapidly evolving health care system.

Resources for employed physicians

Get access to our Employed Physicians section, where you can find the Model Medical Staff Bylaws, discounts on employment contract reviews, and other educational efforts designed to help you succeed in your profession.

Public Health Information & Advocacy

Obtain resources for dealing with end-of-life issues; learn more about the current efforts to address maternal and infant care; and how the NCMS and its Foundation is working to tackle social determinants of health through its new Our Community Health Initiative (OCHI).

Publications

Receive the North Carolina Medical Journal, access to the “Medico-Legal Guidelines,” discounts through the NCMS magazine program, discounts on coding and practice publications.

Become a part of the NCMS today!