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NCDHHS Making Higher-grade Masks (N-95 and KN-95) Available At No Cost

Jan 5, 2022 6:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, PPE

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At the press conference on January 4th, Governor Cooper and Secretary Kinsley called on all North Carolinians to get vaccinated and get a booster as soon as they are eligible to protect themselves from severe illness from the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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Hope 4NC and Hope 4Healers Helpline

Jan 5, 2022 12:37:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care, mental health

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From NC DHHS:

The stress of life, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to handle it on your own. 

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Updates and Immunization Site Trainings offered by Pfizer

Dec 15, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Vaccination, immunization

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With a goal to educate medical providers and health care immunization teams on the most recent medical updates regarding the Pfizer vaccine, Pfizer is hosting free online webinars.
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Register to Attend: COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar for Rural Communities

Nov 10, 2021 9:07:07 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, rural health

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In recognition of National Rural Health Day, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar for Rural Communities.
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Action Checklist and HRSA Resources for Pediatric COVID Vaccines

Oct 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Pediatrics, Pfizer, Vaccination

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HRSA has collaborated with the CDC to create a Checklist for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination. It includes helpful information and tips including resources, readiness reminders and guidance on vaccine supply and administration to children.

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Get Paid for COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Oct 27, 2021 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, COVID-19, Primary Care, family medicine, Pediatric

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Effective Oct. 22, 2021, NC Medicaid-enrolled providers can bill code 99401 with HM modifier for telephone outreach to unvaccinated Medicaid beneficiaries. The goal of the outreach is to educate the beneficiaries on the vaccine and assist them in scheduling an appointment, ideally in the office where the outreach is originated.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

Oct 27, 2021 12:27:36 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care, Pediatric

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With the anticipated approval for COVID-19 vaccines to be expanded to include younger children, now is a good time to review evidence-based tools and resources provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. You are a trusted source of information on this important topic, and it can be difficult sometimes to manage the mis-information that has many parents so concerned.  

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Reminder Back Porch Chat: Hot Topics in Medicaid Managed Care

Oct 20, 2021 3:40:59 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, NCDHHS, NCAHEC, COVID-19

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Please join NC Medicaid Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Shannon Dowler, along with all the NC Medicaid Managed Care plan CMO’s, for the October Back Porch Chat on October 21 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

backporchchatThis webinar will review new COVID-19 surge response offerings from NC Medicaid, including a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for NC Medicaid beneficiaries. It will also review how to help a patient who needs Behavioral Health and Individual Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Tailored Plan behavioral health services move from a standard plan to NC Medicaid Direct.

In efforts at improving transparency, this webinar will provide an overview of a claims dashboard and clinical quality measures, and show results across plans in our first quarter of NC Medicaid Managed Care.

Finally, it will summarize the “latest and greatest” in recent Medicaid bulletins and answer your questions. Please use this link to submit your questions in advance.

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Back Porch Chat: Hot Topics in Medicaid Managed Care

Oct 12, 2021 4:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, NCDHHS, NCAHEC, COVID-19

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Please join NC Medicaid Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Shannon Dowler, along with all the NC Medicaid Managed Care plan CMO’s, for the October Back Porch Chat on October 21 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

backporchchatThis webinar will review new COVID-19 surge response offerings from NC Medicaid, including a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for NC Medicaid beneficiaries. It will also review how to help a patient who needs Behavioral Health and Individual Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Tailored Plan behavioral health services move from a standard plan to NC Medicaid Direct.

In efforts at improving transparency, this webinar will provide an overview of a claims dashboard and clinical quality measures, and show results across plans in our first quarter of NC Medicaid Managed Care.

Finally, it will summarize the “latest and greatest” in recent Medicaid bulletins and answer your questions. Please use this link to submit your questions in advance.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Coding and Reimbursement Updates

Sep 28, 2021 4:25:10 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care

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Provider rate increases:

NC Medicaid is extending all current COVID-19 temporary provider rate increases through November 30, 2021! Learn more here.

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