NCMS Morning Rounds 9-29-21

Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your NCMS Morning Rounds.

September 29, 2021

NCMS Virtual Town Hall Forum

You’re invited to take part in our NCMS Virtual Town Hall Forum, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join NCMS leaders and Region 1 representatives along with your physician and PA colleagues at this open forum on October 5th. We want to hear from you on the challenges you face in your practice and in maintaining your well-being as health care professionals.

You are not alone! Come and share your perspective with your NCMS community. Feel free to bring a physician or PA non-member to this friendly and free virtual NCMS event. Your participation guides us as we develop resources and advocate on your behalf.

Register here. 

NCCARE360 Community Survey

The Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (FHLI) and partners appreciate your continuous support of the statewide implementation of NCCARE360. Through your connectiveness, the FHLI is combating barriers and increasing access to deliver better health and wellness for the communities they serve.

To enhance our collective ability to link communities to resources, a NCCARE360 Community Survey was developed to help identify organizational, programmatic, and training needs for the statewide implementation of NCCARE360. As the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations, assesses for and identifies unmet social needs, and enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care, FHLI and NCCARE360 implementation partners are committed to identifying barriers that prevent organizations’ ability to utilize the network.

Your feedback will be used by NCCARE360 administrators at FHLI to strategically plan for opportunities to support community organizations that currently use and are interested in using the NCCARE360 network to identify, address, and provide resources for unmet social needs in North Carolina.

You can access the NCCARE360 Community Survey at this here.

Please complete the NCCARE360 Community Survey by Friday, October 8, 2021 at 5:00pm.

For more information about NCCARE360 or any of its partner organizations, send emails to

Durham-Orange County Medical Society Meeting

We hope to see you (virtually) at the October Durham-Orange County Medical Society Meeting! Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

Topic:  Medicare for All

Howard Eisenson, MD, former Chief Medical Officer at Lincoln Community Health Center, and Jonathan Kotch, MD, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will lead a discussion on providing health insurance coverage to all patients. Dr. Eisenson and Dr. Kotch are passionate about access to care and will present data on a national model for coverage and invite discussion.

FREE DINNER(!) Available for Pickup from the University Club for Meeting Attendees.



The DOCMS is happy to announce another benefit of membership: through the end of the year, each DOCMS meeting is now accredited through the Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development. If you are interested in taking advantage of this CE opportunity, please see instructions below; logging in and submitting the required information to Duke OneLink will be necessary before each DOCMS meeting you plan to attend.

How to Register for a Duke OneLink Account

How to Confirm a Mobile Number in Ethos

Credit Statement

The Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. 

Title: Durham – Orange County Medical Society Speaker Series

Number of Credits: 1.0

Credit Type: Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

In the News

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Learning Opportunity 

CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum, TODAY, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)

  • Proposed policies for HHS enforcement of the new provider requirements regarding surprise billing and transparency

Press release-

To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Conference Passcode: 8604468

(Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.)

Persons participating by phone do not need to RSVP. TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired.  For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.

Instant Replay: 1-866-454-2122; Conference ID:  No Passcode Needed

Instant Replay is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-866-454-2122, beginning 1 hours after the call has ended. The recording expires October 1, 2021, 11:59 PM ET.


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