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Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN


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COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

Apr 6, 2022 4:30:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, cdc

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Patients, caregivers, family members exposed to someone with COVID-19 and calling your office asking what they should do?

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Extension of NC State of Emergency Temporary Flexibilities

Mar 31, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care

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End-date of some flexibilities set to sunset March 31 extended to June 30, 2022

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April 7th: National Alcohol Screening Day

Mar 30, 2022 2:45:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in alcohol use, screening

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Unhealthy alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. 

Risky drinking is associated with:

  • Cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, colon, liver and breast
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Injuries and accidents
  • Miscarriages / still birth
  • Depression and Suicide

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Child Mental Health in Primary Care: Free Consultation

Mar 30, 2022 10:21:36 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in mental health, family medicine, anxiety, Pediatrics, depression

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children's Hospital Association,

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

Mar 23, 2022 12:15:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, Uninsured, reimbursement, claims

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You play a crucial role in testing, treating and vaccinating uninsured individuals, or those with limited health care coverage. 

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COVID-19: Know Your Community Level

Mar 23, 2022 7:52:18 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19

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While most of the state of North Carolina is currently experiencing low levels of COVID-19, there are counties across our state that are not.

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Taxonomy Enrollment Requirement Reminders for Claim Payment

Mar 16, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Medicaid Managed Care

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Medicaid and prepaid health plans (PHPs) have identified a trend in claim denials related to taxonomy enrollment and credentialing. As a reminder, the taxonomy submitted on a claim for billing, rendering and attending providers must be a taxonomy for which the provider is enrolled with NC Medicaid. 

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Provider Relief Fund Deadline Approaching

Mar 10, 2022 7:00:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN

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Have you received funds through HRSA's Provider Relief Fund? News you can use:

The Provider Relief Fund reporting portal will close for Reporting Period 2 on Thursday, March 31. Providers who received one or more payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate, during the second 'Payment Received Period' must report on their use of funds no later than that date. 
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Fireside Chat: Medicaid Managed Care Hot Topics Thursday March 17, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Mar 9, 2022 6:00:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Medicaid Managed Care

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Please join NC Medicaid Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shannon Dowler, Chief Quality Officer Kelly Crosbie, Maternal Health Medical Director Dr. Velma Taormina and Deputy Director of Member Operations Carolyn McClanahan for the March Fireside Chat on Thursday, March 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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FDA Issues Alerts for Three COVID Antigen Tests

Mar 9, 2022 3:45:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, antigen test

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On March 1, 2022,  The Food and Drug Administration alerted  health care providers and the public to three COVID-19 antigen tests that are not authorized or approved for distribution or use in the United States. Due to the potential for false results, FDA said providers should consider retesting patients with an authorized test if these tests were performed less than two weeks ago and they suspect an inaccurate result. (Source: American Hospital Association )

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