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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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QPP Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Deadline Extended

Jan 6, 2021 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, COVID-19

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Deadline Extended Until Monday February 1st, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET 

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​QPP SURS Webinar Series: Implications of the Year 5 Final Rule for Solo and Small Group Practices

Jan 5, 2021 11:33:06 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in MIPS, QPP, COVID-19

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2021 begins the fifth year of the Quality Payment Program. While much remains the same, CMS is considering changes for the upcoming year that have implications for solo and small group practices. This webinar will discuss updates to the performance category weights and requirements, changes for third party intermediaries, COVID-19 flexibilities, and revisions to the performance threshold. Understanding these changes will enable you to begin preparing so you can succeed in Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2021 and beyond. This event will feature a panel of experts familiar with the Final Rule who can offer advice on how to prepare and answer your questions about how these changes will affect small practices, solo practitioners and practices in rural and medically underserved areas. Join this event to talk with the panelists about any questions you have on the Final Rule.

Doctor working on a laptop at the officeParticipants will learn:
  • Key changes in Year 5 of the MIPS program
  • Practical tips for how small group practices can successfully respond to these adjustments
  • How to access Free technical assistance resources available from CMS and a local Technical Assistance Contractor funded by CMS

This event is designed for:

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Upcoming Webinars from NCDHHS and NC AHEC

Jan 4, 2021 3:54:46 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, NCDHHS, NCAHEC, Webinar, COVID-19

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Update

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​What do I need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine Program?

Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, COVID-19, Vaccines

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North Carolina’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan builds on the foundation of the state’s overall goals and
pillars of response to the pandemic: Prevention, Testing, Tracing, Isolation and Quarantine. North
Carolina took early and aggressive action to slow the spread of the virus, built statewide capacity for
testing, PPE supplies and contract tracing, developed hospital surge plans, and promoted aggressive prevention strategies. Check out the full NCDHHS Vaccine Plan 

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​Office Hours with DHHS to Discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Dec 22, 2020 1:17:25 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, Webinar, COVID-19, Vaccines

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Dr. Betsey Tilson, NCDHHS Chief Medical Officer and State Health Director, and the NCDHHS team will provide an update and host a Q&A session as a follow-up to the Dec. 15th Vaccination Briefing webinar.  You may also view the slides from the webinar.  

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Your Response to the NCDHHS Primary Care Preparedness Survey is Important!

Dec 15, 2020 4:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, NCDHHS, COVID-19, Survey, Primary Care

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Have you responded to the NC Emergency Response Survey? 

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What North Carolina Practices Need to Know

Dec 9, 2020 12:14:14 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCAHEC, Webinar, COVID-19

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North Carolina has a plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 6 p.m. for the next event in the Navigating COVID-19 Webinar Series to learn more from State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Betsey Tilson and other experts from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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Uninsured patients? No problem! There are funds for testing and treatment of COVID-19 patients without insurance.​

Dec 8, 2020 1:33:08 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Billing, Uninsured

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NC Medicaid COVID-19 Related Services for Uninsured Individuals 

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