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Highlighted Resource: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV)

Nov 30, 2022 2:02:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCAHEC, respiratory care

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) rates are increasing earlier and more quickly than usual in 2022, leading to higher risks for infants and young children, older adults, and adults with chronic conditions.

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Are you afraid of your patients, parents, or their caregivers?

Nov 30, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, Pediatrics, patient care, practice management, aggression, de-escalation

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Times are hard. Many practice settings are experiencing angry, hostile and even aggressive behavior from patients, parents, caregivers and other family members. While the underlying cause of anger may be actually fear or pain, aggression and violence towards you or your teams is not OK. 

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The second session of NC AHEC Practice Management Academy Bootcamp now open for registrations!

Nov 29, 2022 1:58:09 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in practice management

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What are the basic skills and knowledge that practice managers need in order for their practices to thrive? The NC AHEC Practice Management Academy is designed to answer that question!

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Enhanced Medical Home Payments for Advanced Medical Homes Serving Members Eligible for Tailored Care Management

Nov 23, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, advanced medical home, tailored care management

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Effective Dec. 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, Advanced Medical Homes (AMHs) 1, 2 and 3 that are serving as the assigned primary care provider for NC Medicaid beneficiaries eligible for Tailored Care Management will receive an enhanced medical home payment of $20 per member per month. 

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Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat Nov. 17th: Tailored Plan 101: Ready, Set, Launch!

Nov 15, 2022 3:59:20 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, tailored care management, practice management, Tailored Plans

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This webinar series is designed to support all Medicaid providers, practice managers, quality improvement professionals, care coordinators and other leaders within your practice to help you prepare for the launch of Tailored Plans in April of 2023. This monthly series will continue over the next several months to ensure that all of us are ready for launch.

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Starting Soon! Adult Psychiatry Free CME/CE Learning Community

Nov 10, 2022 8:53:23 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, CME, psychiatry

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Weitzman ECHO Advanced Primary Care, an interactive psychiatry learning series for rural medical providers, behavioral health providers, and care team members, starts next week!

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Letters going out to Medicaid Direct beneficiaries eligible for Tailored Care Management

Nov 9, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, tailored care management, Tailored Plans

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Your patients who are eligible for Tailored Care Management will receive a letter between now and November 17th.

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Highlighted Resource: Long COVID Symptom Clusters Persisting After Symptomatic COVID-19

Nov 3, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19

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How many people infected by COVID-19 go on to experience symptoms of Long COVID after 3 months or more?

COVID virus (2)A recent study in JAMA pools results from 54 studies of people worldwide who had symptomatic COVID, investigating those who experienced Long COVID for symptoms and duration.

To learn more, check out the ADL's October 15 Highlighted Resource:
Estimated Global Proportions of Individuals With Persistent Fatigue, Cognitive, and Respiratory Symptom Clusters Following Symptomatic COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021

You can also read a news item about the study in MedPageToday, summarizing the information and including commentary from the study's main author:
Long COVID Persists in People With Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection

 

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Update from BCBS on Evaluation and Management Related Services Recoupment

Oct 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in BCBS

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Read the full write up on the blog this week!

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United Health Care Medicaid Quality and Health Equity Care Gap Incentives Increased

Oct 19, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, Preventive Care

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United Health Care Community Plan 2022 CP-PCPi care gap and health equity closure rates are tripling between October 1 and December 31, 2022!

 

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