Practice Support Update Blog

The State of Adolescent Mental Health: Where we've been, where we are, and where we are going

Jun 19, 2024 11:56:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, mental health, behavioral health, adolescent, Pediatrics, youth



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Congrats to Two of NWAHEC Practice Support Practices Who Won Excellence Awards!

Jun 18, 2024 11:54:10 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in rural health centers, Office of Rural Health, rural health


Northwest AHEC would love to congratulate Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley and Surry Medical Ministries for their recent acceptance of  State Designated Rural Health Centers of Excellence Awards! Join us in recognizing their dedication to providing quality care.

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Tailored Plans and Tailored Care Management for PCPs and Specialists

Jun 13, 2024 9:08:38 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, tailored care management, Tailored Plans


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Tailored Plans (TP) and Tailored Care Management (TCM) for Primary Care Providers (PCP) and Specialty Providers

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Tailored Plan Touchpoints, Alerts and Support

Jun 4, 2024 7:47:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Billing, Primary Care, practice management, Tailored Plans



Tailored Plans are set to launch on July 1, 2024. As a provider of physical health services, you and your teams need to know how and where to submit claims for payment of services rendered. 

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DEA-Registered Providers Need Credit Toward MATE Requirement for Renewal?

May 22, 2024 4:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, opioid use disorder, Medication assisted treatment


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Our partners at Area L AHEC are presenting a program that provides 1.5 hours of DEA-MATE content that can be used toward the 8-hour training requirement.

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Interesting Topics to Start Your Summer: Free HRSA-Sponsored Webinars

May 22, 2024 9:00:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Primary Care, learning, mental health, Substance Use, aging, naloxone



Today we bring you news from the HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) Primary Health Care Digest, on a variety of topics we thought would be of interest to primary care practitioners in all settings.

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NC Medicaid Tailored Plans Launch July 1, 2024: Guides and Resources to support you

May 20, 2024 9:35:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Tailored Plans



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People Statewide Will Soon Have Access to Contraceptive Services at Pharmacies

May 16, 2024 7:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in contraception, women's health


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Sun Bucks: North Carolina's Newest Food Assistance Program Will Begin Summer 2024

May 15, 2024 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Primary Care, food insecurity, food, Pediatrics


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The USDA has launched a new, permanent program to provide food assistance to children and families during the summer. The SUN Bucks program will officially launch in summer 2024! SUN Bucks will provide grocery-buying benefits to qualifying families with school-aged children during the summer months when schools are on summer break. SUN Bucks is sometimes referred to as Summer EBT.

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Opioid Use Disorder Screening and Treatment

May 14, 2024 1:12:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, medicare, screening, opioid use disorder, Medicare advantage


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Medicare pays for opioid use disorder (OUD) screenings performed by physicians and non-physician practitioners.  If you diagnose your patient with OUD, they also pay for treatment services.

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