NCMS Morning Rounds 9-23-21

Happy Thursday! Enjoy your NCMS Morning Rounds.

September 23, 2021

September NCMS Member Town Hall Survey

To help us understand what issues you and your patients face today, we are asking you each month through our NCMS Town Hall survey. By answering just three quick questions, we will have another source of insight into your current challenges, which we can then work together – and with other health care stakeholders – to address. We also will use these surveys as the starting point for discussion in our upcoming member Town Hall forums, the first of which will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Learn more and register for this virtual forum here

Please take just a minute now to complete your NCMS Town Hall Survey. This month’s survey will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27. We will report the results in your NCMS Morning Rounds the following week.

Take the survey.

Network Consult Survey Results

At the end of May 2021, members of the North Carolina Medical Society were surveyed on the mission and activities of the provider-led entity at the heart of the state’s Medicaid transformation: the Carolina Complete Health managed care plan and its owner and partner, Carolina Complete Health Network.

Here are the survey results:

  • Physicians and clinicians thought the core mission and activities of both the plan and the Network were important.
  • In fact, 90% of respondents (the most for any question) thought the following two characteristics were particularly important:

o Physicians greatly influence the medical policies of the plan

o The advocacy role of the Network

  • Respondents also described in their own words their concerns about the transition. The most common responses conveyed dislike of the change, concerns about reimbursement, physician/clinician burden, and patient access.

Read the executive summary of the Network Consult survey in full here (PDF).

Help CMS Improve Your Experience with Provider Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) is conducting a study to help CMS improve your experience with resources about the Medicare program and correct billing. Please share your thoughts with CMS by taking this survey. Responses are confidential, and the survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be available through September. Thank you for your time.

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Learning Opportunity

REMINDER: It’s not too late to register! Join Us at the Virtual Lifestyle Medicine Summit in Conjunction with the CPP Annual Meeting! September 24-25, 2021

Learn more and register here.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of the Southern Regional AHEC and the NCMS. The Southern Regional AHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Statement

The Southern Regional AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit

Other health professionals will receive Southern Regional AHEC CEU and/or contact hours and a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. License requirements are subject to change. Southern Regional AHEC recommends that participants contact their licensing board with specific questions. Southern Regional AHEC will provide 1.0 Continuing Education Units (9.75 contact hours) to participants upon completion of this activity.

Disclosure Statement

The Southern Regional AHEC adheres to ACCME Essential Areas and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosures of faculty/planning committee members and commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose a discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

If you have policies you’d like your NCMS Board of Directors to consider, please complete the Board input form here. Thanks for reading!


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