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Medicaid Managed Care: Fireside Chat Webinar Series in March

Feb 24, 2021 7:45:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Fireside Chat Webinar

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Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat Webinar Series 

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Need a little help with the 2021 Evaluation & Management (E/M) Coding Guidelines?

Feb 23, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in coding, technology

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2021 brings some exciting new changes to the guidelines for evaluation and management services. To reduce the administrative burden, the Evaluation & Management (E/M) documentation guidelines have been updated to provide more flexibility and allow providers to spend more time focusing on patient care and less on documentation and coding. Providers now have new options for documenting and reporting E/M visits.  

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Medicaid Managed Care: Advance Medical Home Webinar Series

Feb 23, 2021 10:27:46 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Webinar, advanced medical home

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Advanced Medical Home, a Medicaid Managed Care Webinar Series 

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Social Determinants of Health: Family Physicians’ Leadership Role

Feb 22, 2021 4:29:15 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, family medicine

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team is committed to promote understanding and improve the orientation of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for North Carolinians. In order to support these goals, we will share a publication on SDOH each month on our Practice Support Blog. 

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Are you a Current Carolina Access (CAII) Provider?

Feb 17, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Healthy Opportunities

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Effective January 1, 2021, NC Medicaid and NC Health Choice is temporarily covering Healthy Opportunities screenings to encourage providers to gain capacity for screening Medicaid beneficiaries for unmet health-related resource needs and referring them to appropriate community-based resources, prior to the launch of Medicaid managed care. 

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Get CME Credit for Opioid Prescribing and Management

Feb 17, 2021 12:24:41 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Webinar, CME, family medicine

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Best Practices in Opioids Prescribing and Management Webinars

Subject Matter Experts Cover Topics in Pre-Recorded Lectures

As a family medicine or internal medicine clinician, two of the Northwest AHEC modules within the “Best Practices in Opioid Prescribing and Management” group may suit your continuing education needs and professional interests. Focusing on hospice and geriatric populations and developed by subject matter experts in those fields (Dr. Mark Corbett – Hospice and Dr. Jennifer Gabbard – Geriatrics), these online, on demand modules provide affordable continuing education credits. Check out the other modules too!

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Patient Resource: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Feb 10, 2021 4:20:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Vaccines

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NCDHHS Launches New Vaccine Tools 

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD stated the Goal for North Carolina's Vaccine Program is to vaccinate as many people as quickly and equitably as possible, although supplies of the vaccine remains limited.  

North Carolinians have new tools to find out if they are eligible to get their vaccine and where to go to receive it. 

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Patient Resource: Get the SCOOP on Managing Stress

Feb 10, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team has enjoyed reading and sharing the following helpful strategies on managing stress provided by NCDHHS' Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and  Substance Abuse Services.
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NC DHHS: COVID-19 Support Resources

Feb 9, 2021 4:18:36 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, COVID-19

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COVID-19 Community Readiness Toolkit

The Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services in partnership with the NCDHHS Historically Marginalized Populations Behavioral Health Workgroup, recently created the COVID-19 Community Readiness Toolkit to connect North Carolinians to resources for a variety of mental health needs including resources for parents engaging in online-school, family-based needs, resources for those within the I/DD community and others.

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​Medicaid Managed Care: Advanced Medical Home Tier 3 “Glidepath” Payments

Feb 4, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, advanced medical home, nctracks

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Notice Date: Feb. 1, 2021 

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