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Levemir® to be permanently discontinued

Nov 29, 2023 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, family medicine, diabetes, Adult health

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Novo Nordisk has announced the permanent discontinuation of all formulations of Levemir.  Supply disruptions of Levemir FlexPen are expected to begin in mid-January 2024, followed by the complete discontinuation of the FlexPen on April 1, 2024. The Levemir vial will be discontinued on December 31, 2024.

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It's time for a healthier North Carolina: Take the Pledge to Stop Diabetes!

Nov 14, 2023 8:04:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, family medicine, diabetes, internal medicine, prediabetes

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According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 60,000 people in North Carolina are diagnosed with Diabetes every year.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Aug 8, 2023 3:15:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Primary Care, Vaccines, family medicine, Pediatrics, Vaccination, internal medicine

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National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Aug 10, 2022 8:29:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Vaccines, family medicine, Pediatrics, Vaccination

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You know how challenging it has been to ensure your patients have been kept up to date on their vaccines. As we all prepare for school to start, and the approach of flu season, take advantage of resources from CDC and others to help get everyone up to date!

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New 988 Suicide Help Line Goes Nationwide on July 16, 2022

Jul 13, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health, family medicine, Pediatrics, suicide, crisis

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Today the Northwest AHEC Practice Support team brings you an announcement from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy regarding the 988 Suicide Help Line.

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Child Mental Health in Primary Care: Free Consultation

Mar 30, 2022 10:21:36 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in mental health, family medicine, anxiety, Pediatrics, depression

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children's Hospital Association,

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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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