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NCPeds News Net-April 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017  
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NCPeds News Net
April 2017

Charles Willson Makes First Planned Gift to NCPeds Endowment

A face familiar to many NCPeds members recently made arrangements for the NCPeds endowment’s very first planned gift.

Charles “Chuck” Willson said he originally joined NCPeds because he believed NCPeds’ work “really made a difference.” Willson is specifically pleased with NCPeds’ advocacy work in the area of childhood vaccines.

After decades as an engaged member, Willson recently made arrangements for a planned gift to the NCPeds endowment in the form of a life insurance policy. “It was simple,” said Willson, “I just told my insurance agent to write in NCPeds as a percentage beneficiary.” Willson decided to support NCPeds’ Planned Giving Program because he believes, “The Society’s work has made such a difference for kids and pediatricians in our state. I want future pediatricians to have a Society as strong as it can be.”

A native of New Jersey, Willson earned his bachelors from Princeton University, medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital (now UNC Hospitals). Willson, who is known for his work with children facing chronic illness, worked in private practice before joining East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. He has served as president of NCPeds and the North Carolina Medical Society.Additionally, Willson served as Chairman of the Health and Wellness Trust Fund, President of the East Carolina Health Organization and Medical Director for Community Care of Eastern NC. In 2016 Willson was recognized by NCPeds with the Denny,Katz, Simon, Tingelstad Academic Award. Willson, and his wife of 43 years, Wendy, have three daughters and two grandsons.

Information on the NCPeds endowment, managed by the North Carolina Community Foundation, is available here. You may also contact Colleen Huseboe at with planned giving questions.

Community Alternatives Program for Children Update

By Jenny Hobbs of Advocates for Medically Fragile Kids NC

The Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C) is a Home and Community Based Services Medicaid waiver program for medically fragile children up to their 21st birthday. The recently revised waiver includes new services and budgetary improvements designed to enhance person-centered care and planning. This is an important resource for some families.

CAP/C provides traditional Medicaid services and additional services for medically fragile children, without consideration of parental income. Comprehensive details on the program are available here.

Referrals to CAP/C may be submitted to any CAP/C case management agency or to the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA). Once clearing the approval into the CAP/C program, children and their families receive ongoing case management and in-home care. CAP/C also provides access to funds for respite, home and vehicle modifications, assistive technology, education and training, adaptive tricycles, adaptive car seats, community transition, and goods and services. Helping link children with these critical resource is an important support for families of medically fragile children.

NCPeds was proud to work with Advocates for Medically Fragile Kids NC, started by a group of concerned parents, to inform the conversation on the revised CAP/C waiver.

Event Spotlight

Spring Open Forum

Member Benefit Spotlight

Practice Manager Listserv

Join NCPeds for our Spring Open Forum on April 29th in Wilmington!

The informative day will include a Bright Futures update with Dr. Marian Earls, Poisoning information with Alexa Steverson at Carolina Poison Control (designed to count towards the new NC Medical Board requirement), a federal health care debate update with Elisabeth Burak from Georgetown University and much more.

Click here for complete registration and CME details.

Have an insurance billing and coding question?Need a vendor recommendation from a peer? Wondering about an office policy?

With over 3,400 posts in 2016 the NCPeds Practice Manager Listserv can help youget the answers you need.

Participation in the listserv is a complimentary benefit for NCPeds members and joiningis easy, just email Kathryn Carroll at also offers a Practice Manager membership.

Information on aPractice Manager membership is availablehere.


Dates to Remember

Mark your calendars for these upcoming NCPeds events.

  • Spring Open Forum, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside in Wilmington
  • White Coat Wednesday, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the North Carolina Medical Society in Raleigh
  • 2017 Annual Meeting, Friday, August 18-20, 2017 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville
  • Career Day, PL-3, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at The Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Conference Center in Durham
  • Career Day PL-2, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at The Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Conference Center in Durham


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