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Medicaid Managed Care Webinars

Nov 29, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care

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Medicaid Expansion coming December 1, 2023: NCDHHS tools help you stay informed

Nov 15, 2023 2:15:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has provided two new tools to help you as we transition to expanded Medicaid.

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CMS Accepting MIPS Exception and Hardship Applications Through January 2, 2024

Nov 15, 2023 8:04:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, medicare

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If you have been affected by extreme and uncontrollable circumstances (rare events entirely outside of your control) you may apply to reweight any or all MIPS performance categories.

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It's time for a healthier North Carolina: Take the Pledge to Stop Diabetes!

Nov 14, 2023 8:04:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, family medicine, diabetes, internal medicine, prediabetes

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According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 60,000 people in North Carolina are diagnosed with Diabetes every year.

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Local Management Entities (LMEs) consolidating in North Carolina

Nov 2, 2023 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Tailored Plans

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On November 1, North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kody Kinsey, released a directive that Local Management Entities / Managed Care Organizations (LME-MCOs) are consolidating from 6 to 4 entities (Partners Health Management, Alliance Health, Vaya Health, Trillium Health Resources).

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Highlighted Resource: Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Children and Youth Report 2023

Nov 2, 2023 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Well-Child Care, mental health, adolescent, climate change, adl

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Climate change has a serious impact on mental health, particularly for children, according to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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You're invited! Learn about Aetna's involvement with the State Health Plan and the Clear Pricing Project

Nov 1, 2023 5:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in practice management, insurance, state health plan

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Telehealth and food insecurity screenings: challenges and lessons learned

Nov 1, 2023 9:11:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, telehealth, food insecurity

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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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Those with Family Planning Medicaid may be eligible for full coverage Medicaid

Oct 31, 2023 8:59:38 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid

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People who have limited benefits through Family Planning Medicaid and meet the new eligibility rules will automatically receive full Medicaid coverage as of December 1, 2023.

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How to improve balance and strength? Dance like no one is watching!

Oct 26, 2023 7:25:04 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in falls, Adult health

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The NC Falls Prevention Coalition is sharing a free, virtual weekly program. The Dance for Parkinson's (DFP) program is a welcoming, open opportunity for people of all abilities to find joy in movement. Many participants without Parkinson's enjoy the time spent simply moving with others. 

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