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Monkeypox: Information session hosted by CDC and HRSA

Jun 29, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in cdc, hrsa, monkeypox

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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. 

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NC Medicaid Tailored Plans: News You Can Use

Jun 29, 2022 10:06:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Tailored Plans

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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.

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Collecting SOGI data: Resources for your practice

Jun 28, 2022 10:05:12 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in health equity, LGBTQ, SOGI, intake

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Collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) of your patients is an important step in providing patient-centered health care.

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Medicaid: Some policies permanent, others sunsetting June 30th

Jun 22, 2022 9:38:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, OB/GYN, behavioral health, Pediatrics

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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.

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Cigna claims: New requirement when submitting claims that include one or more office - based minor procedures

Jun 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in claims

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Does your practice accept Cigna insurance? We have learned of an important policy change:

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Registration is Open!

Jun 21, 2022 10:45:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Quality Improvement

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Benefits and North Carolina AHEC, in conjunction with the five Medicaid managed care health plans, will host the 2nd Annual Statewide Quality Forum on August 11 from 12:30-1:30 PM.
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Healthcare Workforce Challenges?

Jun 15, 2022 8:49:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, workforce

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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.

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Medicaid Managed Care June 2022 Webinars

Jun 14, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Tailored Plans

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 Please join us for these upcoming webinars in June!

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NC Medicaid Managed Care: Contracting with Tailored Plans

Jun 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, behavioral health, Contracting

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It is important to contract with health plans in advance of NC Medicaid Tailored Plan launch on Dec. 1, 2022

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Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available!

Jun 8, 2022 5:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19

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Every U.S. household can get up to 3 orders of at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests at no cost! 

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