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Social Determinants of Health Risk Assessment: CMS finalizes G code

Feb 27, 2024 8:28:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, medicare, health equity


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Today we bring you some news from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. CMS has finalized a new stand-alone G Code (G0136) to pay for administering an SDOH risk assessment, no more than once every 6 months:

G0136: Administration of a standardized, evidence-based SDOH assessment, 5-15 minutes, not more often than every 6 months.

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Community Health Worker Advanced Medical Home Integration Learning Collaborative Now Recruiting Regional Teams!

Feb 3, 2023 8:09:47 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Community, health equity


Deadline is 2/10, so apply quickly!

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Collecting SOGI data: Resources for your practice

Jun 28, 2022 10:05:12 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in health equity, LGBTQ, SOGI, intake


Collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) of your patients is an important step in providing patient-centered health care.

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​NC Population Health Collaborative (NCPHC) Meeting Webinar  ​

Sep 1, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Webinar, health equity, NCPHC


Please Join for the September NC Population Health Collaborative (NCPHC) Meeting, a panel discussion in partnership with Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. 

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ensuring Equity, Quality, and Sustainability

Sep 1, 2021 8:16:18 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, COVID-19, health equity, equity


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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​NC Medicaid: Health Equity Payment Initiative Surveys Due by July 16, 2021  ​

Jun 29, 2021 11:04:58 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, health equity


All Carolina Access Providers who received health equity payments are asked to take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey by July 16, 2021. The survey allows DHHS to monitor and evaluate how these payments were used. 

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NC Division of Health Benefits: Health Equity Payments Initiative

Mar 24, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in NCDHHS, Billing, carolina access, health equity


On March 19, 2021 the North Carolina Division of Health Benefits posted a bulletin outlining their Health Equity Payment Initiative. To support the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) goals to achieve health equity, NC Medicaid is introducing an enhanced payment to Carolina Access primary care practices serving beneficiaries from areas of the state with high poverty rates. 

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