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.
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.
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.
Online module available to the public for statewide use
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST | THURSDAYS
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.
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.
Special Bulletin COVID-19 #153 (1/21/21): Temporary Provider Rate Increases and Clinical Policy Changes Extended
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.
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.