The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first case of monkeypox virus infection in a North Carolina resident, identified by testing at the State Laboratory of Public Health. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious, viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. Illness could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last two to four weeks.
In this week's post, we share with you some highlights from the June 16, 2022 'Back Porch Chat: Tailored Plan 101 Ready, Set, Launch! series.
Collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) of your patients is an important step in providing patient-centered health care.
Based on the North Carolina State of Emergency established through Executive Order (EO) 116, NC Medicaid implemented temporary changes to clinical policy to support providers and beneficiaries during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
Does your practice accept Cigna insurance? We have learned of an important policy change:
North Carolina AHEC is part of the NC Sentinel Network. This group of health care organizations across the state collaborate to gather timely information about what employers are facing. This information will be shared with policymakers, planners and educators to help formulate policies and solutions.
Please join us for these upcoming webinars in June!
It is important to contract with health plans in advance of NC Medicaid Tailored Plan launch on Dec. 1, 2022