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Medicaid Managed Care 'Hot Topics'

Jan 12, 2022 7:59:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Webinar, family medicine

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Save the date and join in on Thursday, January 20 for the next webinar on Medicaid Managed Care "Hot Topics". 

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Children in Foster Care: NC Medicaid Direct or Medicaid Managed Care?

Jan 11, 2022 7:59:12 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, family medicine, Pediatrics

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) transitioned most
Medicaid beneficiaries to NC Medicaid Managed Care (Standard Plans) on July 1, 2021.

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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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NC Health Workforce Sentinel Network

Oct 21, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Survey, Primary Care, Medicine, family medicine, workforce

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Help us respond to your health workforce needs!
The NC Center for Health Workforce is working with NC AHEC, the UNC Sheps Center and other stakeholders to take action to address North Carolina’s health workforce needs. An initial step in this process is to gather your concerns about recruitment, retention and skill needs of your workforce. We’ll use this information to work with policymakers and educators to develop responses and solutions.

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Making the Most out of NC HealthConnex

Sep 16, 2021 7:59:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in NC Healthconnex, NCAHEC, family medicine

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NC HealthConnex now has over 6,000 facilities and 60,000 providers currently connected and exchanging data!   Are you making the most out of your connection?
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Social Determinants of Health: Family Physicians’ Leadership Role

Feb 22, 2021 4:29:15 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, family medicine

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team is committed to promote understanding and improve the orientation of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for North Carolinians. In order to support these goals, we will share a publication on SDOH each month on our Practice Support Blog. 

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Get CME Credit for Opioid Prescribing and Management

Feb 17, 2021 12:24:41 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Webinar, CME, family medicine

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Best Practices in Opioids Prescribing and Management Webinars

Subject Matter Experts Cover Topics in Pre-Recorded Lectures

As a family medicine or internal medicine clinician, two of the Northwest AHEC modules within the “Best Practices in Opioid Prescribing and Management” group may suit your continuing education needs and professional interests. Focusing on hospice and geriatric populations and developed by subject matter experts in those fields (Dr. Mark Corbett – Hospice and Dr. Jennifer Gabbard – Geriatrics), these online, on demand modules provide affordable continuing education credits. Check out the other modules too!

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