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NC Medicaid Tailored Plans Launch July 1, 2024: Guides and Resources to support you

May 20, 2024 9:35:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Tailored Plans



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People Statewide Will Soon Have Access to Contraceptive Services at Pharmacies

May 16, 2024 7:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in contraception, women's health


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Sun Bucks: North Carolina's Newest Food Assistance Program Will Begin Summer 2024

May 15, 2024 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Primary Care, food insecurity, food, Pediatrics


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The USDA has launched a new, permanent program to provide food assistance to children and families during the summer. The SUN Bucks program will officially launch in summer 2024! SUN Bucks will provide grocery-buying benefits to qualifying families with school-aged children during the summer months when schools are on summer break. SUN Bucks is sometimes referred to as Summer EBT.

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Opioid Use Disorder Screening and Treatment

May 14, 2024 1:12:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, medicare, screening, opioid use disorder, Medicare advantage


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Medicare pays for opioid use disorder (OUD) screenings performed by physicians and non-physician practitioners.  If you diagnose your patient with OUD, they also pay for treatment services.

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Interprofessional Care and Practice in North Carolina

May 13, 2024 10:25:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, health careers, interprofessional, team based care


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The latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal provides an update on innovations and infrastructure changes across our state since they last covered team based care in 2018. Authors highlight policies and programs addressing health equity, population-based care, reducing costs and increasing quality. 

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Medicaid Managed Care Webinars

May 6, 2024 8:12:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Tailored Plans


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NCDHHS Seeks Your Input

May 2, 2024 7:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, Medicaid Managed Care



North Carolina Medicaid would like to better understand how Clinically Integrated Networks and Advanced Medical Homes screen beneficiaries for unmet social needs, process data, and make referrals for interventions.

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Team Meetings Strengthen Relationships and Increase Productivity!

May 1, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, Quality Improvement, Pediatrics, practice management, internal medicine


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  • We don't have time to have team meetings!
  • How can we meet when the phone won't stop ringing?
  • Why should we meet as a team when we work together all day long?
  • It is so hard to recruit and retain staff!
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NC Medicaid Quality Improvement Priorities

May 1, 2024 10:58:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Quality Improvement, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, care management, collaborative care, CoCM


The NC Medicaid 2024 Quality Symposium (save the date: October 2, 2024 [registration information to come]) will highlight three topics that coincide with NC Medicaid quality improvement priorities. The presenters will share the quality improvement initiatives they have implemented to improve outcomes for Medicaid members. Below are the details for each presentation, including presentation title, presentation date, presenter and registration link. Click on each registration link to learn more and register.

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Total Cost of Care Dashboard Launch for Providers

Apr 10, 2024 8:53:58 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, practice management



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