NC Dermatology Association Membership


Skin Screening @ the Legislature, April 19

Please join us for the
NCDA's Sixth Annual
Skin Screening @ the Legislature
in Raleigh on
Wednesday, April 19

Please consider volunteering to assist with a unique public service/advocacy event to be sponsored by the North Carolina Dermatology Association (NCDA). On Wednesday, April 19, we will be holding our sixth annual Skin Screening at the Legislature for legislators, their staff members and others visiting the Legislative Building that day. There is no fee to participate. Practicing physicians and PAs, retired physicians (with active NC license), residents and fellows-in-training are invited to participate.

This event is being conducted as a part of our ongoing advocacy initiatives, and was instrumental in achieving passage of a new law in 2015 prohibiting minors' access to commercial tanning beds in North Carolina. The free screenings will consist of full- or partial-body examinations, sharing skin cancer handouts with information on how to find a dermatologist, and teaching skin self-examinations.

Consider a two-hour shift or sign up to help out for the full day. The event begins at 9:00am and will end by 3:00pm. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This event is jointly presented by the NCDA and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Online Registration:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCDA2017Screening



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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