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More Free COVID-19 Tests Available!

Jan 10, 2024 10:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19


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Every home in the country is again eligible to receive four free at-home tests.

Delivery is free through the U.S. Postal Service.

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Free COVID-19 Tests Available Again

Sep 27, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19


Beginning September 25, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home.

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Update on Covid-19: Vaccinations and CPT Codes

Sep 20, 2023 10:45:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Vaccination


On Tuesday, September 12, the CDC recommended that everyone 6 months and older receive either of the following updated COVID-19 vaccinations:

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Large proportion of North Carolina population are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19: What you need to know about therapeutics

Sep 13, 2023 8:45:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, Primary Care, Pediatrics


COVID-19 trends are on the rise in North Carolina.

Staying up to date with vaccines, and timely access to treatment are the best ways to reduce hospitalization and death due to the illness. 

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Highlighted Resource: NC Medicaid Continuous Coverage Unwinding Dashboard

Aug 9, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, COVID-19


With the end of the COVID public health emergency's freeze on Medicaid renewals, restarting the verification of Medicaid participant enrollment has brought many challenges.

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Highlighted Resource: Physician and Biomedical Scientist Harassment on Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jul 12, 2023 6:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, digital library


What are the risks for healthcare professionals speaking out on public health advocacy issues on social media? A recent research letter in JAMA discusses the types of online harassments that physicians and scientists faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, analyzing likelihood of harassment by race, gender, sexual orientation, and other factors.

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Updates from CMS: Coverage for COVID 19 tests post-Public Health Emergency

May 4, 2023 7:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, reimbursement, public health emergency


The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is to end on May 11, 2023. The ending of the Public Health Emergency may impact an individual’s coverage of COVID-19 tests. 

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Public Health Emergency (PHE) Waivers and Flexibilities: PHE ends May 11, 2023

Mar 1, 2023 8:24:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, practice management, CMS, public health emergency


Check out this important update From Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Public Health Emergency Extended

Jan 17, 2023 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, public health emergency


On January 11, 2023, US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the determination that a public health emergency exists due to COVID - 19. Officials have promised a 60 day notice if they do not plan to renew the emergency, so this news was expected. 
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Highlighted Resource: Trends in Clinician Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan 10, 2023 2:15:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, burnout


What are the most important factors that have increased or decreased burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic? A recent JAMA study and corresponding Advisory Board article discuss this question, reporting on survey results that clinicians shared regarding factors such as chaos, work control, EHRs, feeling valued, and others.

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