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Medicaid Managed Care: What Providers Need to Know

Sep 22, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, nctracks

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  • From the NC Medicaid 2021 Provider Playbook, you will find Updated FAQs on Medicaid Managed Care Claims and Prior Authorizations. Some examples of FAQ topics include: how to file a claim with each of the PHPs, what information is needed from the provider to file the claim,  portal messaging and how to submit prior authorizations to a health plan and many other topics.  There are helpful links and the PHP Claims Schedule through October 2021.
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Join Us in Recognizing Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Sep 22, 2021 9:55:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Geriatric, Enduring, care planning, falls

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Falls Prevention Awareness Week is a national health campaign observed on the first day of fall to increase awareness around falls health and injury prevention. Join us September 20-24, 2021 for Falls Prevention Week, a nationwide effort to raise awareness that falls are preventable. Read more on our blog and check out our online Falls Prevention activity!

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COVID-19: Provider Relief Funding Opportunity

Sep 22, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care, rural health

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watch and dollarsOn September 29, HRSA announced a new funding opportunity for health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will include $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for providers who serve rural Medicaid, CHIP, or Medicare patients, and an additional $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4. To expedite the funding process, providers will apply for both programs in a single application and HRSA will use existing Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare claims data in calculating payments. 

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QPP APM Incentive Payment

Sep 21, 2021 12:45:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in APM, Primary Care, medicare, Quality Improvement

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a Quality Payment Program webinar on Thursday September 30, 2021 from 2-3 PM to provide an overview of the 2021 Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Payment for Qualifying APM Participants.

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Making the Most out of NC HealthConnex

Sep 16, 2021 7:59:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in NC Healthconnex, NCAHEC, family medicine

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NC HealthConnex now has over 6,000 facilities and 60,000 providers currently connected and exchanging data!   Are you making the most out of your connection?
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Federal Vaccine Mandates

Sep 15, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care, rural health centers

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The Biden-Harris Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both them and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant.  Facilities across the country should make efforts now to get health care staff vaccinated to make sure they are in compliance when the rule takes effect.

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Updates from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Sep 15, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, COVID-19, Primary Care

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COVID-19 Clusters among Schools and Sports Teams

 The first weeks of school have brought more COVID cases among school children. This rapid spread can lead to quarantines when schools don’t have strong mask requirements in place. School districts should follow the CDC’s recommendation and require masks and keep other important safety measures in place as we continue battling the pandemic. 

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September Chat: Medicaid Managed Care Hot Topics

Sep 13, 2021 10:45:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Fireside Chat Webinar

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Join us for important Medicaid updates at the next Back Porch Chat on Medicaid Managed Care Hot Topics scheduled for Thursday, September 16 from 5:30-6:30 PM. Carrie Brown, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health & IDD, NC Department of Health and Human Services will host the event

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Provider Relief Fund Post-Payment Reporting and Audits

Sep 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Billing

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Provider Relief Fund (PRF) recipients who received one or more payments exceeding, in the aggregate, $10,000 during a Payment Received Period are required to report as part of the post-payment reporting process. The reporting portal is now open. If you received payments from the fund between April and June 2020 you are required to report prior to September 30th, 2021. 

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Medicaid Managed Care WEBINAR SERIES: Quality & Population Health

Sep 8, 2021 5:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Quality Improvement

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This series, formerly the Advanced Medical Home (AMH) Webinar Series, is designed to to support practice managers, quality improvement professionals, care coordinators, and others within your practice who are responsible for meeting the NC Medicaid Managed Care Provider requirements. All webinars are from 5:30-6:30 PM. Join us for one or for all!

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