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the north carolina obstetrical and gynecological society

The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

The voice of Ob/Gyn physicians & their patients in North Carolina

the north carolina obstetrical and gynecological society2

The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

  • Who we are
  • What we do
  • Where you come in

_________________________________________________________________The voice of Ob/Gyn physicians & their patients in North Carolina

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Who we are…..

The North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (NCOGS) is a statewide, dues-supported membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women's health through advocacy, education and public relations. The NCOGS is committed to representing the best interests of Ob/Gyn physicians and their patients.

_________________________________________________________________The voice of Ob/Gyn physicians & their patients in North Carolina

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Who we are – Organizationally

Leadership:

 Executive Committee

Legislative Liaison

ACOG / NC Section Liaison

Management:

Executive

Administrative / Clerical

Legislative / Legal

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Who we are – Organizationally

2008-2009 NCOGS Executive Committee:

PRESIDENTEdward R. Newton, MD / Greenville

PRESIDENT-ELECTJohn Allbert, MD / Charlotte

SECRETARY-TREASURERLindsay Stevenson, MD / Elizabeth City

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTEllen C. Wells, MD / Chapel Hill

PAST PRESIDENTWilliam E. Brown, MD / Greenville

MEETING PROGRAM CHAIRHaywood L. Brown, MD / Durham

MEETING ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR Paige Fisher, MD / Greenville

MEMBER AT LARGEKeith Nelson, MD / Greenville

LEGISLATIVE LIAISONHarold Pollard, MD / Winston-Salem

ACOG SECTION CHAIRFrank N. H. Harrison, Jr., MD / Charlotte

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Who we are – Operationally

The NC Ob/Gyn Society is managed through an arrangement with the North Carolina Medical Society. Services provided include:

  • Financial Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Legislative Guidance / Lobbyist Coordination
  • Managed Care Resources
  • Regulatory Interaction
  • Membership Management
  • Organizational Interaction / Professional Relations
  • CommunicationsManagement

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Who we are –

Organizationally and Operationally

What differentiates the

NC Ob/Gyn Society

from the

NC Section of ACOG

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

ACOG works primarily in four areas:

  • Serving as a strong advocate for quality health care
  • for women.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of clinical
  • practice and continuing education for its members.
  • Promoting patient education and stimulating patient
  • understanding of and involvement in medical care.
  • Increasing awareness among its members and the
  • public of the changing issues facing women's health
  • care.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do

  • Legislative & Political Advocacy at the State Level
  • Interaction with Women’s Health Agencies in N.C.
  • Collaboration to Broaden Influence
  • Attention to Managed Care & Reimbursement Issues
  • Continuing Medical Education

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do

  • Advocacy:
  • Legislative
  • Regulatory

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Advocacy: The Balance

Political Advocacy + Legislative Advocacy

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Advocacy: The Balance

Political Advocacy + Legislative Advocacy

_________________________________________________________________The voice of Ob/Gyn physicians & their patients in North Carolina

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Political Advocacy

  • GOPAC
  • Relationships
  • Relationships
  • Relationships

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Direct Access Legislation - 1995

The bill required health benefit plans issued, renewed or amended on or after that date to allow each female plan participant or beneficiary age 13 or older to have direct access within the health benefit plan, without prior referral, to an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing within the health benefit plan for most healthcare services.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Post-partum Care Legislation- 1995

Requires that a health benefit plan providing maternity coverage must provide inpatient care for mother and baby for a minimum of 48 hours after vaginal delivery and a minimum of 96 hours after delivery by caesarian section.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Tort ReformLegislation- 1995

Created minimum qualifications for experts testifying in medical malpractice lawsuits and established a stringent pre-screening procedure for malpractice complaints. The bill also capped punitive damages at $250,000 or three times compensatory damages, whichever is greater. Punitive damages can be awarded only if the patient can prove that the defendant is liable for compensatory damages.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Tort Reform / Expert

WitnessLegislation - 1995

Allowed up to ten written interrogatories to review the identity and/or qualifications of an “expert”.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Contraceptive Coverage Legislation - 1999

Mandates that insurance companies and others who provide coverage of prescription drugs and devices to also include coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs and devices, and for outpatient contraceptive services.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Bone Mass/OsteoporosisLegislation - 1999

Requires health plan and insurance coverage for bone mass measurement and evaluation of osteoporosis.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Prompt PayLegislation - 2000

Requires payment or full disclosure as to claim problems within 30 days.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Lay MidwiferyLegislation - 2001

Bill to certify “professional midwives” was defeated.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Patients Bill of Rights - 2001

The bill sets up independent external review of a HMO’s denials if a patient disagrees, allows patients to sue HMOs after review of the health plan and an external independent council, allows patients to receive necessary prescriptions even if the drug is not on the company’s approved list, and allows people with serious, chronic diseases to choose specialists as their primary care physician.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Medicaid Budget - 2001

Medicaid reimbursement at 95% of Medicare secured.

_________________________________________________________________The voice of Ob/Gyn physicians & their patients in North Carolina

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Medicaid Budget - 2003

Medicaid reimbursement at 95% of Medicare secured.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

State Budget - 2003

$300,000 appropriation the State Folic Acid Campaign.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

State Budget - 2003

$100,000 appropriation in 2003 for the continuation of activities performed by the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Medicaid Budget - 2005

Medicaid reimbursement at 95% of Medicare secured.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Billing for Pathology Services - 2005

Requires disclosure of any mark-up in lab charges.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Medical Liability Reform - 2007

Establishes arbitration as an option.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Medicaid Budget - 2007

Medicaid reimbursement at 95% of Medicare secured.

_________________________________________________________________The voice of Ob/Gyn physicians & their patients in North Carolina

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do →Legislative Advocacy

Medicaid Budget - 2008

Medicaid reimbursement at 95% of Medicare secured.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do → Legislative Advocacy

Medical Liability

Reform

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Legislative Outlook - 2009

  • Factors:
  • New Administration
  • New Faces in the Legislature
  • Issues:
  • Licensure of Certified Professional
  • Midwives
  • State Budget – Medicaid
  • Reimbursement
  • Retail Medicine
  • Physician Profiling by Medical Board

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do → Regulatory Advocacy

  • NC Medical Board
  • NC Dept of Health
  • & Human Services

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do → Regulatory Advocacy

NC Medical Board

Physician Profiling Rules - 2008

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do → Regulatory Advocacy

NC Dept of Health

& Human Services

Rules for Testing Pregnant Women for STDs - 2008

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do → Advocacy

Advocacy is not a spectator sport. Get in the game. Become a Key Contact, support GOPAC, become locally active.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do → Advocacy

  • Opportunities to get involved:
  • Legislative Key Contact
  • White Coat Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2009)
  • Doctor of the Day
  • PAC Support (GOPAC & MEDPAC)
  • Local Meetings w/ Legislators
  • At a minimum – Be a member

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do – Practice Support

Managed Care and Health Plan Relations

through the resources of the

North Carolina Medical Society

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do

Education:

2009NCOGS

Annual Meeting

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April 24-26

Grove Park Inn / Asheville

Mark your calendar !

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do

  • Communications /
  • Public Relations
  • Newsletter
  • Legislative Alerts
  • Media Relations / Press Releases

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do

  • Professional Relations
  • Collaboration with:
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • ACOG
  • State Specialty Societies
  • Women’s Health Agencies

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

What we do

Take initiative !

  • Expert Witness Review Panel
  • Women’s Health Advisory Panel
  • Women’s Health Report Card
  • Midwifery Collaborative Project

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Where you come in . . .

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

The NCOGS needs everyOb/Gyn physician in North Carolina as a member.

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

  • Including:
    • Private Practice
    • Academia
    • Retired
    • Residents

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

As our membership grows,

our voice grows!

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

As our voice grows our chances of success grow!

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Not a member?

Join today!

Already a member?

Be sure to renew!

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The North Carolina Obstetricaland Gynecological Society

Questions?

Contact the

NC Ob/Gyn Society:

ncobgyn@ncmedsoc.org

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