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Apr 27, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Quality Improvement, diabetes, Pediatrics, immunization

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You are invited to participate in Medicaid Quality Improvement Work with NC AHEC — your gateway to Population Health Improvement and Shared Savings!

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Important FAQs and Facts about NC Tracks

Apr 21, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, NC Tracks

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In late March, NCDHHS held a 'Virtual Office Hours' event covering Provider Enrollment Hot Topics and Reminders.

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NC Medicaid: New Preferred Drug List Formulary

Apr 20, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care

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Updated Single Preferred Drug List (PDL) for Medicaid: A new single Preferred Drug List Formulary became effective April 1. Please note that NC Statute 108D-65(6)(b)  requires all PHPS/Medicaid Plans use the same drug formulary established by the Department.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Experiencing Provider Enrollment Delays

Apr 19, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in practice management, BCBS, Provider Enrollment

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina published an update on April 5, 2022.

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Back Porch Chat: Medicaid Managed Care Hot Topics

Apr 19, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care

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Please join NC DHHS Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health & Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD), Dr. Carrie Brown, NC Medicaid Chief Quality Officer, Kelly Crosbie, and Director of the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), Hugh Tilson alongside guest speakers from the provider community for the April Back Porch Chat on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  

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Role of hospitals in addressing social determinants of health: A groundwater approach

Apr 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, health disparities

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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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COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

Apr 6, 2022 4:30:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, cdc

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Patients, caregivers, family members exposed to someone with COVID-19 and calling your office asking what they should do?

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Postpartum Coverage Extended to 12 Months for NC Medicaid Beneficiaries

Apr 6, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Pregnancy, postpartum

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North Carolina currently ranks 30th in the country in maternal mortality and 39th in infant mortality. In addition, 12% of women in the state experience postpartum depression.

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Extension of NC State of Emergency Temporary Flexibilities

Mar 31, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care

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End-date of some flexibilities set to sunset March 31 extended to June 30, 2022

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April 7th: National Alcohol Screening Day

Mar 30, 2022 2:45:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in alcohol use, screening

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Unhealthy alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. 

Risky drinking is associated with:

  • Cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, colon, liver and breast
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Injuries and accidents
  • Miscarriages / still birth
  • Depression and Suicide

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