Assistant Dean for Practice, Tom Bush, has been appointed to a renewable three-year term on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Provider Advisory Group. He was nominated for the role by the North Carolina Nurses Association.
The purpose of the Provider Advisory Group (PAG) will be to advise BCBSNC on issues of quality, efficiency, and programs of relevance to the BCBSNC vision statement, “To be a consumer-focused health solution company that leads the transformation of the health care system.”
The PAG promotes consistency in the implementation of QI programs, clinical standards, and the application of policies. It provides guidance and oversight for quality improvement, credentialing, and utilization management processes on a local and regional level. The PAG meets at least quarterly, more frequently as needed to assure that all agenda topics are addressed, but no more often than 6 times per year.
Thanks for your service, Tom!