NCMS Morning Rounds 12-2-19

Welcome back! Here is your first

NCMS Morning Rounds of December.

Dec. 2, 2019

Have You Renewed Your NCMS Membership Yet?

We are happy to report that our online membership renewal drive continues to be wildly successful. Thank you to everyone who has already renewed their NCMS membership for the coming year. To those who have yet to renew, you can easily do so here.

While medical groups still are invoiced the old fashioned way via paper, snail-mail, the NCMS membership team initiated an email invoice this fall to individual members with an excellent response rate thus far. This represents a significant saving on mailing costs.

Renew today to receive your beautiful NCMS 2020 calendar with photos by your physician and physician assistant colleagues to get 2020 off to a good start!

Renew now!

Practice Management Workshop at NC Family Physician Meeting

Just a reminder, especially to NCMS Foundation Community Practitioner Program (CPP) participants, that a special practice management workshop will be held at the NC Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) winter meeting on Friday, Dec. 6 in Asheville. Those who are part of the CPP need to attend one of these workshops within the first two years of the program. Learn more about the session.

The title of the half-day session is “Value-based Health Care and Leadership,” and includes two NCMS staff members as part of the faculty.

The NCAFP meeting runs from Dec. 5-8 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Learn more and register for the meeting.

NC Lung Cancer Incidence Among Worst in Nation

The American Lung Association’s latest “State of Lung Cancer” report reveals that North Carolina is among the worst states for lung cancer incidence. Both North and South Carolina have higher incidences of lung cancer than the national average incident rate of 59.6 per 100,000, according to the study. North Carolina’s incidence rate is 69 per 100,000, ranking it among the 10 worst states and putting it in the below-average tier. Review the study’s findings for North Carolina.

The report looks at all states between 2012 and 2016 and found that more people now are surviving lung cancer, still the leading cause of all cancer deaths, then a decade ago. The survival rate is now 21.7 percent. The survival rate in North Carolina is 21.5 percent.

The study concluded that every state needs to improve its rate of screening for the disease for those at high risk.

Learn about a successful lung cancer screening program in North Carolina in this NCMS Bulletin Magazine issue.

In the News

Excess Weight Can Weaken Flu Shot, NPR, 11-24-19

Learning Opportunity

Join the Durham Orange County Medical Society on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University Club in Durham for a panel discussion on the Impact of Gun Violence on Youth. The panel includes medical experts as well as student activists. Learn more and register.


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