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Are You Connected With NCCARE360?

Dec 29, 2020 9:46:12 AM / by Practice Support Team


About NCCARE360

NCCare360-marketing-photoNCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations with a shared technology that enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina.

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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​What do I need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine Program?

Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, COVID-19, Vaccines


North Carolina’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan builds on the foundation of the state’s overall goals and
pillars of response to the pandemic: Prevention, Testing, Tracing, Isolation and Quarantine. North
Carolina took early and aggressive action to slow the spread of the virus, built statewide capacity for
testing, PPE supplies and contract tracing, developed hospital surge plans, and promoted aggressive prevention strategies. Check out the full NCDHHS Vaccine Plan 

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​Office Hours with DHHS to Discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Dec 22, 2020 1:17:25 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, Webinar, COVID-19, Vaccines


Dr. Betsey Tilson, NCDHHS Chief Medical Officer and State Health Director, and the NCDHHS team will provide an update and host a Q&A session as a follow-up to the Dec. 15th Vaccination Briefing webinar.  You may also view the slides from the webinar.  

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Medicaid Managed Care Provider Updates

Dec 18, 2020 8:33:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, NCDHHS


 NC Medicaid issued these updates on 12/8/2020 via: 

Key Dates for Transitioning to Medicaid Managed Care  

  • March 15, 2021– Open Enrollment begins  
  • May 14, 2021– Open Enrollment ends  
  • May 15, 2021– Auto Enrollment for beneficiaries who have not selected a health plan  
  • May 22, 2021(approximate) – Transition of Care information is sent to each health plan for beneficiaries assigned to that health plan  
  • July 1, 2021– Medicaid Managed Care launch  
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Apply for the Keeping Kids Well Fund Initiative Today

Dec 16, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, NCAHEC, Keeping Kids Well, Grant, Well-Child Care, Vaccines


We are pleased to inform you that pediatric and family medicine practices engaged in the Keeping Kids Well Project may be eligible for a grant supporting efforts to improve rates of childhood vaccinations in our state. 

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Your Response to the NCDHHS Primary Care Preparedness Survey is Important!

Dec 15, 2020 4:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, NCDHHS, COVID-19, Survey, Primary Care


Have you responded to the NC Emergency Response Survey? 

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NCCARE360 Webinar Series: Focus on Transportation

Dec 15, 2020 12:39:23 PM / by Practice Support Team


Is transportation a barrier to care for your patients?

Health begins where we live, work and play. The beauty of our region of North Carolina comes at the cost of limited public transportation options for people to access services they need to be healthy. In some localities, nearly half of households do not have access to a vehicle. Learn from community-based organizations how they work to help meet this need, and how the NCCARE360 referral platform ties in.

Conceptual image of asphalt road and direction arrowPlease join us for the fifth webinar in our NCCARE360 series. Learn how to incorporate the NCCARE360 platform into your practice. With the NCCARE360 network you can connect your patients and their families with human services organizations and other community resources across the state. NCCARE360 is available in all 100 counties across North Carolina. 

Northwest AHEC invites you to participate in this and upcoming webinars to learn more about this initiative and get involved in making sure our community is connected. Following the webinar, a link for the recorded session will be available so be sure to check back!

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It's Here! The 2021 QPP Final Rule.

Dec 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, APP, APM, MVP, Final Rule


The 2021 QPP Final Rule is now available.  For updates and key policy changes take a look at the 2021 Quality Payment Program Final Rule Overview Fact Sheet and other Final Rule resources found here.   

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What North Carolina Practices Need to Know

Dec 9, 2020 12:14:14 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCAHEC, Webinar, COVID-19


North Carolina has a plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 6 p.m. for the next event in the Navigating COVID-19 Webinar Series to learn more from State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Betsey Tilson and other experts from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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Essential Evidence Plus Tool (Practice Support)

Dec 8, 2020 2:58:00 PM / by NW AHEC


The AHEC Digital Library is also pleased to offer free access for all ADL users to Essential Evidence Plus, an evidence-based point-of-care tool, during a three month trial period.

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