Renew your NCSEPS Membership

NCSEPS Annual Meeting, Sept. 23-24

Registration is now open for the NCSEPS 2016 Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 23-24, at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, NC. The program will begin at 3:00pm on Friday, Sept. 23, and will conclude with retina and oculoplastic journal club meetings on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4:00-6:00pm.  The NCSEPS is proud to announce this year's featured speakers:

Confirmed speakers include Dr. Cindy Bradford (AAO President-Elect), Dr. John Clarkson (ABO Exec Dir), Dr. Craig Greven (WFU Ophthalmology Chair), Dr. Edward Buckley (Duke Ophthalmology Chair) and Dr. Donald Budenz (UNC Ophthalmology Chair)!

10.25 CMEs & Superb Faculty!

  • Program and Online Registration
  • Accommodations: Call the Grandover at 1-800-472-6301 to reserve your room.
  • Exhibiting Opportunities:  Share the Exhibitor Prospectus with the product and service representatives that call on your practice.
  • CME Credit Statemetn: The Southern Regional AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Poster Competition! Cash prizes will be given to the winning resident/student and fellow posters. See the call for posters for complete details. Abstracts are due by September 15.
  • For more information, contact Nancy Lowe,, (919) 833-3836 ext. 111.

NC Medicaid Announces Direct Enrollment of Mid-Level Providers

Take action now to ensure that your claims are not suspended or denied.

In accordance with new Federal regulations, claims for services will no longer be filed as "incident to" in NCTracks. All attending, rendering, ordering, prescribing or referring providers in NC Medicaid or NC Health Choice, including Physician Assistants (PAs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), are encouraged to begin submitting enrollment applications now to NCTracks. This will ensure that your claims are not suspended on November 1, 2016 – the effective date of this new rule. Visit the Provider Enrollment page.

For all claims submitted beginning November 1, the provider’s National Provider Identifier (NPI) will be required as a data element on the claim for programs listed in this May 2016 Special Bulletin. Any NPI entered on a claim will be validated, even if it is not required for that service/claim type. Limited exceptions to this new regulation include any Resident or Intern in a Graduate Dental and Medical Education program.

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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