NCOMA - The State's Oldest Osteopathic Medical Association

Mission Statement 

The purpose of the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association is to promote, advocate, maintain and support the philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine for the benefit of the profession and the people of North Carolina.  

Accredited by the AOA as a CME Sponsor

In May 2018, the AOA Council on Osteopathic CME awarded NCOMA a 5 Year Accreditation with Commendation as Category 1 CME Sponsor.  

        The Benefits of Membership

  • Early notification of CME events; 
  • Discounted conference registration rates; 
  • Advocacy efforts to address state and federal policies and legislation that impact the profession; 
  • Leadership opportunities; 
  • Discounts on practice solutions such as website hosting, marketing and more.  
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Promote the Fight Flu Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching their Fight Flu Campaign to get the word out about the importance of getting a flu shot, taking preventive measures to stop the spread of germs and taking antiviral drugs if prescribed.   

What's New for 2018-2019 Flu Season 

NC Drug Card Program Provides Discounts for Flu Shots and Medicines

NCOMA is proud to be a sponsor of the NC Drug Card Program, the statewide free assistance program available to all North Carolina residents.  The card provides savings as high as 75% on most brand and generic medications.  Learn more here  about the program and how to download your free card or send the coupon to your mobile phone.  

 

News Update

Osteopathic Physician Sworn in as President of NC Medical Board

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Walker! On November 15th, Dr. Walker was sworn in as the 120th president of the NC Medical Board (NCMB) and the first female osteopathic physician to ever hold that position.NC Medical Board Present, Past and Future

Pictured in the photo is Christine Khanderwal, DO, the newest Medical Board member; Dr. Walker and Dr. Don Jablonski who was the first DO to serve on the NCMB and the first DO president of the NCMB. This is the first time ever that two osteopathic physicians will be serving on the NCMB at the same time.

 

State Health Plan Proposal
On October 22nd, State Treasurer Dale Folwell, CPA, announced that the State Health Plan Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution favoring a new provider reimbursement strategy for North Carolina providers that care for Plan members.  The provider reimbursement strategy, to go into effect January 1, 2020, will move the Plan away from a commercial-based payment model to a reference-based government pricing model based on a percentage of publicly available Medicare rates.  Letters were mailed to providers earlier in October outlining the new reimbursement rates. According to the State Health Plan office, the new provider reimbursement strategy will cut rates for some medical providers. However, rates will increase for many including primary care physicians, critical access facilities and mental health practitioners.