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Application Deadline Extended for CMS Making Care Primary Model

Nov 29, 2023 4:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, rural health, practice management, CMS


In a previous Practice Support blog post, we highlighted basic information and eligibility criteria for the Making Care Primary Model.  In response to stakeholder feedback, CMS extended the application deadline by two weeks; the new deadline is Thursday, December 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST

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Levemir® to be permanently discontinued

Nov 29, 2023 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, family medicine, diabetes, Adult health


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Novo Nordisk has announced the permanent discontinuation of all formulations of Levemir.  Supply disruptions of Levemir FlexPen are expected to begin in mid-January 2024, followed by the complete discontinuation of the FlexPen on April 1, 2024. The Levemir vial will be discontinued on December 31, 2024.

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Medicaid Managed Care Webinars

Nov 29, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care



Medicaid Managed Care Virtual Office Hours:

Provider Hot Topics

Thursday,  December 7 | 5:30 p.m.

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

Nov 15, 2023 2:15:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care



North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has provided two new tools to help you as we transition to expanded Medicaid.

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

Nov 15, 2023 8:04:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, medicare


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If you have been affected by extreme and uncontrollable circumstances (rare events entirely outside of your control) you may apply to reweight any or all MIPS performance categories.

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

Nov 14, 2023 8:04:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, family medicine, diabetes, internal medicine, prediabetes



According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 60,000 people in North Carolina are diagnosed with Diabetes every year.

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Local Management Entities (LMEs) consolidating in North Carolina

Nov 2, 2023 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Tailored Plans



On November 1, North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kody Kinsey, released a directive that Local Management Entities / Managed Care Organizations (LME-MCOs) are consolidating from 6 to 4 entities (Partners Health Management, Alliance Health, Vaya Health, Trillium Health Resources).

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

Nov 2, 2023 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Well-Child Care, mental health, adolescent, climate change


Climate change has a serious impact on mental health, particularly for children, according to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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

Nov 1, 2023 5:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in practice management, insurance, state health plan



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Telehealth and food insecurity screenings: challenges and lessons learned

Nov 1, 2023 9:11:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, telehealth, food insecurity


The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment highlights impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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