NCMS Morning Rounds 6-17-21

Terrific Thursday! Enjoy your NCMS Morning Rounds.

June 17, 2021

 

Mandatory use of NC Controlled Substances Reporting System in effect July 7

A STOP Act requirement to check the NC Controlled Substances Reporting System (NC CSRS) before prescribing certain controlled substances will be in effect as of July 7. Read the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) notice here.

Physicians, physician assistants and other controlled substances prescribers who are not already registered and using NC CSRS should register now to ensure they are in compliance by July 7.

Learn more about the NC Controlled Substances Reporting System (NC CSRS) here.

NCMS Member News

On Tuesday, June 15, long-time NCMS member Dr. Mary Ann Contogiannis was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Constitution & Bylaws. Dr. Contogiannis has been an active participant in NCMS’ advocacy activities for many years, serving on our Legislative Cabinet, our PAC Board and as a member of the NCMS Board of Directors.

Congratulations to Dr. Contogiannis!

Campbell University Brings Vaccinations and Primary Care to Mt. Olive With New Mobile Clinic

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s brand new Mobile Health Education Clinics (MHEC) debuted during a week-long local mission trip May 31-June 1 serving migrant farm workers and their families in Mt. Olive, NC.

The MHEC fleet includes two 40-ft. clinic vehicles and a 26-ft. clinic vehicle. The 40-ft. vehicles each have a waiting room, two full-sized patient rooms, and are equipped to provide services available in a family physician’s office – from general health screenings to minor surgical procedures.  The clinic vehicles are complimented by a tent system that provides additional patient waiting, treatment and education space.

This has afforded us the ability to really expand,” shared Dr. Joe Cacioppo, chair of community and global health and associate professor of emergency medicine. “We are 100 percent equipped to do full-fledged primary care for communities that have no access to healthcare otherwise.”

The Community Care Clinic plans to utilize the MHEC resources throughout the region.  The next clinic is planned for July in Angier, NC and will be focused on serving geriatric patients.  For upcoming clinic dates and more information on the Community Care Clinic, visit:  https://medicine.campbell.edu/about/community-engagement/community-care-clinic/.

In the News

Another respiratory illness is spreading across the South, CDC warns. What is RSV? The News & Observer, 6-11-21

Learning Opportunity

Back Porch Chat: Hot Topics with Health Plan Chief Medical Officers, Thursday, June 17 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Hosted by Shannon Dowler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the NC Division of Health Benefits, the Medicaid Managed Care webinars on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month are dedicated to bringing you late breaking information and guidance on NC Medicaid’s transition to Managed Care.

Webinar Agenda:

  • Quick Reference Guide for Launch
  • Bottom Line for Transitions Affecting Providers
  • Prompt Payment of Providers
  • PHP Provider Billing Cycle
  • PHP Utilization Management (UM) Process
  • FAQs From the Field Answered by PHPs CMOs

Register here.

 

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