2017 NCDA Annual Meeting

  • Dates: January 20-22, 2017
  • Location: Charlotte Marriott City Center. For room reservations, contact The Charlotte Marriott at 800-228-9290 and request the NCDA group rate of $169 per night.
  • Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities: Please help ensure a successful meeting by sharing the Exhibitor Prospectus with the product and service representatives that call on your practice.
  • For more information, contact Nancy Lowe, nlowe@ncmedsoc.org, (919) 833-3836 ext. 111.

ATTENTION! New Rules Impacting Your Licensure

The North Carolina Medical Board has received final approval of rules impacting your medical licensure. Effective July 1, 2017, all physicians and physician assistants (PAs) who prescribe controlled substances are required to complete continuing medical education (CME) in controlled substances prescribing during each three year CME cycle. To comply with the new rules, physicians must earn three hours of CME in controlled substances prescribing during each three year CME cycle and PAs must earn two hours of CME in controlled substances prescribing during each two year cycle. You’re off the hook if you did not prescribe any controlled substances during your most recent CME cycle.

For more information, see these sites:

BCBSNC, NCTracks to Require Credentialing of Mid-Level Providers

New federal regulations have prompted payers to require all mid-level providers to be credentialed. As previously announced, NCTracks will no longer allow claims for services to be filed as "incident to" beginning November 1. Similarly, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina recently announced that it too will require mid-level providers to be credentialed. Providers billing to BCBSNC are encouraged to initiate credentialing as soon as possible via the “Providers” home page on the BCBSNC website and have until have until January 1, 2017 to complete the credentialing process.

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