2016 Annual Meeting, Oct. 7-9

Add this event to your calendar.

Start planning now to attend the NCOA 2016 Annual Meeting. Orthopaedic surgeons and PAs, retired members, residents and fellows-in-training will gather at the historic Pinehurst Resort, October 7-9, 2016, for a weekend of medical education, networking and collegiality.

  • Call the Pinehurst Resort at 800-487-4653 to reserve a room now!
  • Share the Exhibitor Prospectus with the product and service representatives that call on your practice.
  • Nancy Lowe can give you the scoop on golf opportunities, nlowe@ncmedsoc.org.

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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NCOA Membership

NCOA is the voice of our specialty in North Carolina. Through education, communications, advocacy and professional relations, the NCOA promotes excellence in patient care and represents the interests of North Carolina's orthopaedic surgeons.


NCOA Joins "A Nation in Motion"

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' national campaign, A Nation in Motion, shares the stories of more than 600 patients whose lives have been saved or restored through access to high-quality orthopaedic care. These inspiring stories illustrate the conditions, injuries and traumas that millions of patients have braved head on – and the excellent care that got them back to work and to their active, full lives. The patients featured on the website have shared their stories in one simple phrase, “Because of my orthopaedic care, I can...” It isn’t too late to submit your patients’ stories on the site. Learn more at http://anationinmotion.org/.


About Us

The North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA) is a statewide membership organization dedicated to serving the profession, representing patients’ interests and advancing musculoskeletal health. Through advocacy, education and public relations, the NCOA is committed to representing the best interests of orthopaedic surgeons and their patients.



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