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Gabapentin added to NC CRS

Jan 29, 2024 9:13:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, prescriptions, opioids


Electric cord with electricity sparkls as symbol of powerIn North Carolina, a new state law has added the anticonvulsant and nerve pain medication gabapentin to the list of drugs that are tracked through the state's prescription drug management system, the NC Controlled Substances Reporting System.

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Highlighted Resource: Pet Ownership, Living Alone, and Cognitive Decline Among Adults 50 Years and Older

Jan 17, 2024 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in memory, seniors, adl



Can pet ownership reduce cognitive decline for older adults? A recent JAMA Neurology article investigates this question, examining the impact of pet ownership on verbal memory and fluency for adults ages 50 and older.

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NWAHEC Awarded NC Medicaid Grant to Support 5 Online Learning Activities

Jan 17, 2024 10:08:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in NCAHEC, behavioral health, social work, psychology, social justice, online learning, integrated care, intervention


The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team was awarded a grant from NC Medicaid supporting five different online self-paced learning activities.

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Key Medicaid Updates

Jan 16, 2024 7:55:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care



Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat:

Medicaid Expansion & Other Hot Topics

Thursday,  January 18 | 5:30 p.m.

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G2211: Have You Heard?

Jan 15, 2024 9:59:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Billing, Primary Care, medicare, practice management


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Did you know?

The typical primary care physician caring for Medicare patients must coordinate care with 229 other physicians working in 117 practices?


The 2024 Final Rule from CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) established a new code to ensure Primary Care Providers receive additional payment for the high-value visits they provide.

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Funding to Support Team Based Teaching Sites in Rural North Carolina

Jan 12, 2024 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, training, students, rural health, workforce, Pediatrics, internal medicine


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The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program (NC AHEC) is seeking proposals to establish up to 5 rural interprofessional clinical training sites. 

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Need ABMS Continuing Certification (MOC-IV) Credit?

Jan 10, 2024 3:45:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, Quality Improvement, Pediatrics, MOC IV


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Did you know?

The North Carolina AHEC Practice Support Program is an approved provider of the North Carolina Maintenance of Certification (NC MOC) program.


Through this approval, physicians and physician assistants who work with a Practice Support coach to improve care for patients will meet the requirements of their specialty boards to maintain certification in their specialty (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics).

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More Free COVID-19 Tests Available!

Jan 10, 2024 10:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19


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Every home in the country is again eligible to receive four free at-home tests.

Delivery is free through the U.S. Postal Service.

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New CLIA Waived Tests and Codes

Jan 9, 2024 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, CMS, Laboratory Testing


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Do you perform Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived tests in the lab at your  practice?

Make sure your certificate is up to date, and your coding and billing practices are too!

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Time to Submit 2023 MIPS Data!

Dec 28, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, medicare, practice management, CMS


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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened data submission for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in the 2023 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) on January 2, 2024. Data can be submitted and updated until 8:00 p.m. ET on April 1, 2024.


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