Practice Support Update Blog

Application Deadline Extended for CMS Making Care Primary Model

Levemir® to be permanently discontinued

Medicaid Managed Care Webinars

Medicaid Expansion coming December 1, 2023: NCDHHS tools help you stay informed

CMS Accepting MIPS Exception and Hardship Applications Through January 2, 2024

It's time for a healthier North Carolina: Take the Pledge to Stop Diabetes!

Local Management Entities (LMEs) consolidating in North Carolina

Highlighted Resource: Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Children and Youth Report 2023

You're invited! Learn about Aetna's involvement with the State Health Plan and the Clear Pricing Project

Telehealth and food insecurity screenings: challenges and lessons learned

Those with Family Planning Medicaid may be eligible for full coverage Medicaid

How to improve balance and strength? Dance like no one is watching!

MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) Registration Window Open

"One Community in Recovery" team accepting nominations for 2024 Recovery Champion and Youth/Young Adult Voice Awards

More North Carolinians eligible for health care coverage through NC Medicaid

Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat

Happy National Medical Librarians' Month

Highlighted Resource: Questions and Answers about Medicaid Expansion

NC Medicaid Expansion Will Launch on Dec. 1, 2023

Medicaid Managed Care Special Topic

Free COVID-19 Tests Available Again

Highlighted Resource: Impact of the Youth Behavioral Health Crisis in North Carolina

Update on Covid-19: Vaccinations and CPT Codes

NCID Website Migration Effective September 17, 2023

Applications Open for CMS Making Care Primary Model

Large proportion of North Carolina population are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19: What you need to know about therapeutics

Join Us in Recognizing Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2023

Medicaid Managed Care Virtual Office Hours

Highlighted Resource: Emerging Tick Bite-Associated Meat Allergy Potentially Affects Thousands

Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors: Nursing Considerations for Social Determinants of Health

Don't let gossip undermine your clinic site!

Due to Budget Delay, Medicaid Expansion Will Not Launch on October 1

Bye, summer! Hello flu season?

Making Care Primary

Register for August NC Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat

Highlighted Resource: NC Medicaid Continuous Coverage Unwinding Dashboard

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Your Patient's Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) May Change

Highlighted Resource: Actionable Steps for Preventing Firearm Suicides among Adolescents and Young Adults

2023-2024 NC AHEC Practice Management Academy Bootcamp now open for registrations!

Register for July NC Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat

Online Coding Education Training Offered by Blue Cross NC

Highlighted Resource: Physician and Biomedical Scientist Harassment on Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Making Care Primary

Launch of Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Tailored Plans Delayed

MIPS Final Score Preview Period is Now Open

Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) Infomercials

Lunch & Learn on Diversity and Implicit Bias

Filing Deadline for Medicaid Claims Extended for 365 Days

Community Forum: Substance Use with Beth Macy

Social Determinants of Health: A Call to Action for Employers and Organizations

Highlighted Resource for June: Association of Extreme Heat With All-Cause Mortality in the Contiguous

News You Can Use!

Provider Feedback Needed!

Don't Miss This - Diabetes Management in Primary Care

Highlighted Resource for June: Article-Based Continuing Certification (ABCC) Pathway

Educational Opportunity from Piedmont AHEC----A Culture of Safety: Addressing Workplace Violence in Medical Settings

Register for NCPAT Conference - July 27-28

NC Medicaid Managed Care Virtual Office Hours: Provider Enrollment & Hot Topics

FDA approves first RSV vaccine

Highlighted Resource: What Will It Take to Reduce Suicide Among Transgender North Carolinians by 2030?

Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat

Provider Reverification and Billing Modifications Reminder

Can't find your phone/glasses/keys? Take a walk in the woods!

Practice Support & Mental Health Awareness Month

Highlighted Resource: Crippling health workforce shortages mean hospitals can’t admit mental health patients — even if beds are empty

Announcing two new webinars: "Your Practice Manager: Your Most Profitable Partner" and "Negotiating Effective Contracts"

Updates from CMS: Coverage for COVID 19 tests post-Public Health Emergency

Remote Patient Monitoring Implementation Playbook Overview

Need ABMS Credit, formerly MOC IV? Let Northwest AHEC Help.

Register for Upcoming 2023 NC Medicaid Quality Symposium

Ethical Challenges in Small Community Practice

How NC’s Population is Changing and Why It Matters

April 22, 2023 is National Rx Drug Take Back Day

Improving Childhood Immunization Rates: Need a Plan?

FDA approves Narcan 4mg nasal spray for OTC use

March 30: Happy National Doctors' Day!

Grant Awarded to NWAHEC & WFUSM Internal Medicine Residency for Telehealth Patient Home Monitoring

Practice Support Team Provides Valuable Resource for Newton Family Physicians - Managing Difficult Patient Situations

QPP Pearls from CMS

Advance Care Planning

NCDHHS Delays Implementation of the NC Medicaid Managed Care Behavioral Health and I/DD Tailored Plans

Public Health Emergency (PHE) Waivers and Flexibilities: PHE ends May 11, 2023

Rural Health Clinics and Medicare Shared Savings Program: Free webinar highlighting opportunities

Re-verification requirement for NC Medicaid

Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat Feb 16th

HHS Releases Initial Guidance for Medicare Prescription Drug Inflation Rebate Program

2023: Higher Federal Fee for Medicaid Enrollment

NC Medicaid: Changes to Reimbursement Methodology for 340B Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

NCCARE360 - Building Connections for a Healthier North Carolina

NCTracks: Important Changes Coming

Community Health Worker Advanced Medical Home Integration Learning Collaborative Now Recruiting Regional Teams!

Upcoming Activity Spotlight - Mark Your Calendar!

In Case You Missed It.....

NC Health Choice is moving to Medicaid

Reminder for NC Medicaid Providers

Highlighted Resource: Food Insecurity - You Can’t Know It’s a Problem Unless You Ask

NC makes the top ten......for Human Trafficking

Public Health Emergency Extended

No waiver? No problem!

Highlighted Resource: Trends in Clinician Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Save the Date for Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat (and other webinars on special topics)!

Colorectal Cancer Screening Reimbursement Changes for 2023

Highlighted Resource: Telemedicine Rollbacks

It's that time again! Reporting portal open for HRSA Provider Relief Fund Payment Reporting in 2023

2023 Physician Fee Schedule Update: On-Demand Webinar Now Available

Free COVID tests kits available again!

Will your electronic health record meet requirements for MIPS in 2023?

New Collaborative Care Model Trainings Released

Hiring Toolkit for Medical Practices in NC

Important news from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Highlighted Resource: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV)

Are you afraid of your patients, parents, or their caregivers?

The second session of NC AHEC Practice Management Academy Bootcamp now open for registrations!

Enhanced Medical Home Payments for Advanced Medical Homes Serving Members Eligible for Tailored Care Management

Do you routinely ask your patients if they have served in the military?

Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat Nov. 17th: Tailored Plan 101: Ready, Set, Launch!

Starting Soon! Adult Psychiatry Free CME/CE Learning Community

Letters going out to Medicaid Direct beneficiaries eligible for Tailored Care Management

Clinical Corner: FREE Online Microlearning

Highlighted Resource: Long COVID Symptom Clusters Persisting After Symptomatic COVID-19

Social Determinants of Health - Healthy People 2030

Update from BCBS on Evaluation and Management Related Services Recoupment

United Health Care Medicaid Quality and Health Equity Care Gap Incentives Increased

Public Health Emergency Declaration Extended through January 11, 2023

Fee Schedule and Covered Codes Webpage Coming in November

NC DHHS delays implementation of Tailored Plans until April 1, 2023

Blue Cross NC Reimbursement Policy for Consultation Codes: UPDATE

NCTracks to Receive ACA Site Visit Information Automatically

Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity

Please join us in celebration of rural health nursing!

Carefully check status of all providers in QPP and PECOS!

The Collaborative Care Model: An Evidence-Based Approach for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Settings

Is Your Organization Using the Security Risk Assessment Tool?

Panel Management for Advanced Medical Homes in Standard Plans

September is Recovery Month

Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat: Tailored Plan 101: Ready, Set, Launch!

Highlighted Resource: Helping Young Children and Parents Transition Back to School

Questions about behavioral health in children or adolescents? Call NC-PAL!

Are your providers registered with NCDAVE? Electronic Death Certification Requirement

Ethics of Perinatal Care for Black Women: Dismantling the Structural Racism in “Mother Blame” Narratives

Still undecided about contracting with Tailored Plans? Projected Panel data by practice available now!

Highlighted Resource for August 15, 2022: Monkeypox Resources

CDC Releases New Guidance for Minimizing Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals, Communities, and Health Systems

Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat: Tailored Plan 101: Ready, Set, Launch!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Announcing the NC AHEC Practice Management Academy!

You're Invited: Carolina Complete Health and Partners Health Management Info Session

CDC Issues 'Dear Colleague' Message About Monkeypox

CMS wants to hear from you!

NC Medicaid Managed Care: Tailored Plans

Monkeypox Update for Providers

Highlighted Resource: Putting Health Behaviors in Context in North Carolina

Tailored Care Management: Learn more at upcoming Tele Town Hall event!

It's that time again! Reporting portal open for HRSA Provider Relief Fund Payment Reporting

New 988 Suicide Help Line Goes Nationwide on July 16, 2022

Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat: Tailored Plan 101: Ready, Set, Launch Series

No Surprise Act: CMS Webinar July 13

What Do You Think About Value-Based Contracting?

Submit a Nomination for Practice of the Year Award

MIPS Promoting Interoperability: The SAFER Guide Measure

Monkeypox: Information session hosted by CDC and HRSA

NC Medicaid Tailored Plans: News You Can Use

Collecting SOGI data: Resources for your practice

Medicaid: Some policies permanent, others sunsetting June 30th

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

Registration is Open!

Healthcare Workforce Challenges?

Medicaid Managed Care June 2022 Webinars

NC Medicaid Managed Care: Contracting with Tailored Plans

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available!

Medicaid Managed Care Webinar:  Providing Care Access for Children and Youth in Foster Care

CMS Updates to Coding for Chronic Care Management

Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of LGBTQ Community

Health Systems Can and Must Do More to Address Health Disparities

Building Upon Success - Best Practices in Opioids Prescribing and Management Webinars

Forsyth Regional Community Crisis Resource Guide

Infant and Specialty Formula Shortage Update

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Statewide Quality Forum

Quality Payment Program (QPP) Update for Small Practices

Affordable Connectivity Program Lowers Cost of Broadband Services for Eligible Households

Provider Relief Fund Late Reporting Deadline 5/13

Health, not just 'healthcare'

Medicaid Managed Care | May 2022 Webinars

Unsure of what the 'No Surprise Act' means for you?

COVID-19: Updates from NC DHHS

Medicare Payment Adjustments

You are invited!

Important FAQs and Facts about NC Tracks

NC Medicaid: New Preferred Drug List Formulary

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Experiencing Provider Enrollment Delays

Back Porch Chat: Medicaid Managed Care Hot Topics

Role of hospitals in addressing social determinants of health: A groundwater approach

COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

Postpartum Coverage Extended to 12 Months for NC Medicaid Beneficiaries

Extension of NC State of Emergency Temporary Flexibilities

April 7th: National Alcohol Screening Day

Child Mental Health in Primary Care: Free Consultation

Participate in Medicaid Quality Improvement Work with NC AHEC!

HRSA's COVID Uninsured Program and Coverage Assistance Funds: Important News

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