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Highlighted Resource: Emerging Tick Bite-Associated Meat Allergy Potentially Affects Thousands

Sep 6, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team


A recent CDC release highlights a little-known condition spread by tick bites called alpha-gal syndrome, which causes a serious allergic reaction to meat.

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Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors: Nursing Considerations for Social Determinants of Health

Aug 31, 2023 7:15:00 AM / by Janice Moore, MLS posted in Social Determinants of Health, Nursing, cancer


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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Don't let gossip undermine your clinic site!

Aug 30, 2023 2:30:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN


Gossip among staff and providers can upset your patients, undermine morale and affect your reputation in your community. Controlling gossip is essential to successful medical clinic management.

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Due to Budget Delay, Medicaid Expansion Will Not Launch on October 1

Aug 30, 2023 10:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care


Medicaid expansion will no longer launch Oct. 2 as the North Carolina General Assembly failed to take needed action to meet that date.

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Bye, summer! Hello flu season?

Aug 30, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, medicare, flu season


It is not too early to plan for flu season!

The CDC recommends annual flu shots for everyone 6 months and older each flu season. September and October are the best times for most people to get vaccinated.

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Making Care Primary

Aug 16, 2023 3:15:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, practice management, Medicare advantage


The Making Care Primary (MCP) Model is a 10.5 year multi-payer model with three participation tracks. MCP aims to improve care for beneficiaries by supporting the delivery of advanced primary care services. 

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Register for August NC Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat

Aug 16, 2023 9:57:03 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care


Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat:

Key Medicaid Expansion

Thursday,  August 17 | 5:30 p.m.

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Highlighted Resource: NC Medicaid Continuous Coverage Unwinding Dashboard

Aug 9, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, COVID-19


With the end of the COVID public health emergency's freeze on Medicaid renewals, restarting the verification of Medicaid participant enrollment has brought many challenges.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Aug 8, 2023 3:15:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Primary Care, Vaccines, family medicine, Pediatrics, Vaccination, internal medicine


National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages.

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Your Patient's Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) May Change

Aug 8, 2023 9:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in medicare, practice management


Recently, CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) sent letters to people with Medicare who may have been affected by a recent data breach. Approximately 47,000 new cards with new MBI numbers are being mailed to beneficiaries. 

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