NC DHHS Wraps Up Listening Tour on Medicaid Reform

The details of the state’s draft Section 1115 Waiver Application were presented to a legislative oversight committee on March 1 and a subsequent statewide listening tour provided opportunities for public comment. Many physicians participated in the hearings, expressing their concerns with the state’s implementation plan. The NCMS has summarized the waiver application and offers these talking points on the topics of concern to the physician community. The waiver application is due to CMS on June 1.

For additional coverage, see: “Legislative Round-Up: Short Session Begins Monday” (NCMS Bulletin, April 20, 2016)

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Advocacy Opportunity in Raleigh, May 17

Sign up to participate in this free legislative advocacy event.

Dr. Jamie Bryan, Dr. Chad Brasington and the NCSEPS Board of Directors invite you to participate in the 2016 Ophthalmology White Coat Day at the Legislature!  Ophthalmologists from across the state will gather in Raleigh on Tuesday, May 17, to advocate for Certificate of Need reform and other important policy issues impacting your practice and patient care. There is no fee to participate. Practicing physicians, practice managers, retired physicians, residents and fellows-in-training are invited to participate.

The schedule runs from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm (lunch is provided). Following a legislative briefing at the NC Medical Society, participants will meet with legislators and attend legislative committee hearings at the NC General Assembly. We’ll have you on the road home by 1:00pm (earlier, if necessary).

Complete this online sign-up form to participate on May 17. Not available on that day? You can also use this form to indicate the date that works best for your schedule.

This event is jointly presented by the NCSEPS and the NC Medical Society. 

2016 NCSEPS Annual Meeting

The 2016 NCSEPS Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 23-24, 2016 at Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC.

Call the Grandover at 1-800-472-6301 to reserve your room now!

NCSEPS & You: Worth the Investment

The NCSEPS provides a range of services and support for ophthalmologists in North Carolina: educational, economic, political/legislative and social. Our efforts in the area of third party payer issues and legislative initiatives have worked to successfully represent our concerns regarding the issue of quality medical and surgical eye care in North Carolina. In addition, NCSEPS offers a number of opportunities for your active participation.

The most important reason to join is so that we can stand together. As you are aware, the federal and state bureaucracies constantly intrude upon our daily practice. It is here that we have a chance to influence these decisions. While there are still things beyond our control, we have had, and must continue to have, a positive influence on decisions affecting the practice of Ophthalmology.

Only together can we, as a profession, begin to meet the uncertain future. Only together as a state society can we continue to fight for quality eye care in North Carolina. Now is the time to join the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons!

NCSEPS membership is open to all licensed ophthalmologists in North Carolina. Click here to join now online (select "specialty societies" from the drop down menu, and then "NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons").

North Carolina Society for Eye Physicians and Surgeons | PO Box 27167, Raleigh, NC 27611 | Phn: (919) 833-3836 | Fax: (919) 833-2023