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Help Your Patients with Emergency Broadband Access Benefit Program

Mar 31, 2021 11:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19

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Some exciting news for your patients without adequate access to the internet! The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (funding expected by late April) lowers the cost for eligible households on a first-come, first-served basis.  

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New TeleHealth Resources Available for Providers and Patients

Mar 31, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, telehealth

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In response to the increased use and expanded coverage of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, From Coverage to Care (C2C) has released new resources to support patients and providers in making the most of virtual care.

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Medicare Reimbursement for COVID Vaccine Nearly Doubles

Mar 17, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccines, medicare

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On Monday March 15, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Medicare reimbursement for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine would nearly double. 

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Volunteer Training for COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Mar 16, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCAHEC, COVID-19, Vaccines

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Online module available to the public for statewide use

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NC Office of Rural Health Remote Patient Monitoring Webinars

Mar 11, 2021 10:40:45 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Webinar, COVID-19, telehealth

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12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST | THURSDAYS 

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Staying Ahead of The Curve - COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Mar 2, 2021 3:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccines

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support team is committed to bringing you up to date COVID-19 information and resources. Please send any questions or updates on blog content to Tamela Yount, MSHAI, PCMH CCE.

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NC DHHS: COVID-19 Support Resources

Feb 9, 2021 4:18:36 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, COVID-19

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COVID-19 Community Readiness Toolkit

The Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services in partnership with the NCDHHS Historically Marginalized Populations Behavioral Health Workgroup, recently created the COVID-19 Community Readiness Toolkit to connect North Carolinians to resources for a variety of mental health needs including resources for parents engaging in online-school, family-based needs, resources for those within the I/DD community and others.

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COVID-19:  NC Medicaid Extends Rate Increase and Policy Changes through March 31, 2021

Jan 27, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19

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Special Bulletin COVID-19 #153 (1/21/21): Temporary Provider Rate Increases and Clinical Policy Changes Extended 

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COVID-19 Regional Update

Jan 25, 2021 3:51:17 PM / by NW AHEC posted in COVID-19

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Northwest AHEC is committed helping control the spread of COVID-19, and would like to keep you  informed about how to protect yourself and others. The best way to prevent infection is to continue to practice social distancing, handwashing and wearing a mask at all times. When available, the vaccine will add an important preventive measure. We have some updates below on how to get scheduled for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

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​NC Medicaid and NC Health Choice COVID-19 Immunization Billing Guidance

Jan 12, 2021 4:52:40 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, COVID-19, Billing, coding

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Are you planning on administering COVID-19 Vaccines in your office? 

NCDHHS has shared the Medicaid and NC Health Choice billing guidance for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in two Special Bulletins (#147 and #148).  Please see some of the billing highlights and links to the bulletins below. 

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