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NC Health Workforce Sentinel Network

Oct 21, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Survey, Primary Care, Medicine, family medicine, workforce

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Help us respond to your health workforce needs!
The NC Center for Health Workforce is working with NC AHEC, the UNC Sheps Center and other stakeholders to take action to address North Carolina’s health workforce needs. An initial step in this process is to gather your concerns about recruitment, retention and skill needs of your workforce. We’ll use this information to work with policymakers and educators to develop responses and solutions.

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Questions about NC Medicaid?

Oct 20, 2021 4:14:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, Pediatric, care planning

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Visit the NC Medicaid Help Center for an easily searchable database of questions and answers on a variety of important topics.
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Reminder Back Porch Chat: Hot Topics in Medicaid Managed Care

Oct 20, 2021 3:40:59 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, NCDHHS, NCAHEC, COVID-19

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Please join NC Medicaid Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Shannon Dowler, along with all the NC Medicaid Managed Care plan CMO’s, for the October Back Porch Chat on October 21 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

backporchchatThis webinar will review new COVID-19 surge response offerings from NC Medicaid, including a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for NC Medicaid beneficiaries. It will also review how to help a patient who needs Behavioral Health and Individual Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Tailored Plan behavioral health services move from a standard plan to NC Medicaid Direct.

In efforts at improving transparency, this webinar will provide an overview of a claims dashboard and clinical quality measures, and show results across plans in our first quarter of NC Medicaid Managed Care.

Finally, it will summarize the “latest and greatest” in recent Medicaid bulletins and answer your questions. Please use this link to submit your questions in advance.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 20, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in breast cancer

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While heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., the American Cancer Society estimates that over 43,000 women will die of breast cancer in 2021. Those same estimates show that North Carolina will lose about 1,400 women, with nearly 10,000 new cases diagnosed this year.  Breast Cancer is the second - leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the Tar Heel state.

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Carolina Access Practices: New 2 Party Agreement with CCNC needed

Oct 14, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Primary Care, Pediatric, Case Management

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For those serving NC Medicaid Direct beneficiaries, be on the lookout for a new primary care case management (PCCM) agreement from NC Carolina Community Care Networks within the next 1-2 weeks. 

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NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Oct 13, 2021 3:45:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Primary Care, Pediatric, EHR

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2021 is the last year for eligible professionals to participate in the NC Medicaid EHR Incentive program, and October 31 is the deadline to submit your attestations! The North

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NCCARE360: Are You Connected?

Oct 13, 2021 11:55:53 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, Promoting Interoperability, Primary Care, advanced medical home, population health

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NCCARE360 helps providers electronically connect those with identified needs to community resources and allow for feedback and follow up. This solution ensures accountability for services delivered, provides a “no wrong door” approach, closes the loop on every referral made, and reports outcomes of that connection. NCCARE360 is available in all 100 counties across North Carolina.

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Back Porch Chat: Hot Topics in Medicaid Managed Care

Oct 12, 2021 4:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, NCDHHS, NCAHEC, COVID-19

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Please join NC Medicaid Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Shannon Dowler, along with all the NC Medicaid Managed Care plan CMO’s, for the October Back Porch Chat on October 21 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

backporchchatThis webinar will review new COVID-19 surge response offerings from NC Medicaid, including a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for NC Medicaid beneficiaries. It will also review how to help a patient who needs Behavioral Health and Individual Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Tailored Plan behavioral health services move from a standard plan to NC Medicaid Direct.

In efforts at improving transparency, this webinar will provide an overview of a claims dashboard and clinical quality measures, and show results across plans in our first quarter of NC Medicaid Managed Care.

Finally, it will summarize the “latest and greatest” in recent Medicaid bulletins and answer your questions. Please use this link to submit your questions in advance.

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COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding

Oct 12, 2021 10:48:40 AM / by Practice Support Team

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New Provider Application Portal Open through October 26:watch and dollars

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Licensing Fees Covered by NCDHHS

Sep 29, 2021 4:26:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Promoting Interoperability, Primary Care, public health, EHR, population health, CSRS

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For a limited time the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) will cover licensing fees incurred when integrating with the Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS).
Integration with CSRS eliminates the need for delegate searches and increases the speed of search times. Integration also eliminates the need to leave your EHR to log into other tabs.
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