Resources & Information

Aug 30 2019

A brief introduction to MAT for opioid use disorder

 Categories:  Special Features MAT may just be the “buzziest” term in medicine. Anyone who follows the opioid overdose epidemic and efforts to address it, even casually, has likely… Read More…
Aug 30 2019

Project ECHO: Support for MAT providers, new and established

 Categories:  Special Features Getting started with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder can be an intimidating prospect, especially for clinicians with no prior experience or training in… Read More…
Aug 19 2019

Q & A with Dr. Jana Burson: Elements of quality MAT

 Categories:  Special Features Clinicians who are unfamiliar with addiction medicine are sometimes skeptical about the value of opioid treatment programs, or lack the information to objectively identify a… Read More…
Aug 28 2014

Hepatitis C: everyone deserves a chance at cure

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New all-oral therapies for hepatitis C can permanently cure over 90… Read More…
Jun 11 2014

More problems with death certificates Some certifiers missing new requirements

 Categories:  Special Features The North Carolina Medical Board has noted an increasing number of inquiries and complaints from families and funeral homes about improper and delayed completion of… Read More…
Nov 15 2013

Physician obligation to complete death certificates

 Categories:  Special Features Refusals or delays in certifying patient deaths have real consequences
The North Carolina Medical Board frequently receives phone calls and complaints from patients’ families,… Read More…
Aug 6 2013

Complying with the HIPAA final Omnibus Rule; Many aspects of the law have changed since its initial

 Categories:  Special Features HIPAA has been with us for more than a decade, but the federal agencies responsible for writing and enforcing this complex law have only recently… Read More…
Dec 14 2012

Recognizing and responding to suspected child abuse and neglect

 Categories:  Special Features If our society is to prosper in the future, we must make sure our children have safe, supportive environments where they can grow socially, emotionally… Read More…
Jul 31 2012

Preserving a scarce human resource: Healthy physicians

 Categories:  Special Features The exhausted and tense man in my office at the Center for Professional Wellbeing hardly fit the role of compassionate caregiver. I listened as he… Read More…
Oct 1 2011

Taking the mystery out of reporting malpractice payments

 Categories:  Special Features It’s been nearly two years since the NC Medical Board implemented statutory changes that require it to collect and post certain malpractice information on its… Read More…