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Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available!

Jun 8, 2022 5:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19

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Every U.S. household can get up to 3 orders of at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests at no cost! 

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Health Systems Can and Must Do More to Address Health Disparities

May 26, 2022 8:08:28 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, COVID-19, social justice, health disparities, atrium health

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We invite you to read a recent blog post from Eugene Woods, President and CEO, Atrium Health and Kinneil Coltman, SVP and Chief Community & Social Impact Officer, Atrium Health.

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COVID-19: Updates from NC DHHS

Apr 28, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19

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NC DHHS has revised the COVID-19 Dashboard,  which was launched in late March. Because no single metric tells the whole story, several were selected:

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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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HRSA's COVID Uninsured Program and Coverage Assistance Funds: Important News

Mar 23, 2022 12:15:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, Uninsured, reimbursement, claims

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You play a crucial role in testing, treating and vaccinating uninsured individuals, or those with limited health care coverage. 

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COVID-19: Know Your Community Level

Mar 23, 2022 7:52:18 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19

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While most of the state of North Carolina is currently experiencing low levels of COVID-19, there are counties across our state that are not.

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FDA Issues Alerts for Three COVID Antigen Tests

Mar 9, 2022 3:45:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, antigen test

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On March 1, 2022,  The Food and Drug Administration alerted  health care providers and the public to three COVID-19 antigen tests that are not authorized or approved for distribution or use in the United States. Due to the potential for false results, FDA said providers should consider retesting patients with an authorized test if these tests were performed less than two weeks ago and they suspect an inaccurate result. (Source: American Hospital Association )

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New ICD-10 Codes to Document COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Mar 9, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, Vaccination, ICD-10

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In response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing three new diagnosis codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status, effective April 1, 2022.

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New monoclonal antibody therapy receives EUA for treatment of COVID-19

Feb 23, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, monoclonal antibodies

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On February 11, 2022,  the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new monoclonal antibody for the treatment of COVID-19 that retains activity against the omicron variant.

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Free at-home COVID-19 tests available

Feb 16, 2022 8:39:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, COVID-19

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Getting tested for COVID-19 is about protecting yourself and your loved ones. To help ensure everyone has access to COVID-19 testing, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with NC-based Labcorp, has launched a pilot program to provide 35,000 no-cost, at-home COVID-19 collection kits for North Carolinians who may face difficulties traveling to testing sites. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or think you may need to get tested, please get tested.

 

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