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Are you a Current Carolina Access (CAII) Provider?

Feb 17, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Healthy Opportunities

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Effective January 1, 2021, NC Medicaid and NC Health Choice is temporarily covering Healthy Opportunities screenings to encourage providers to gain capacity for screening Medicaid beneficiaries for unmet health-related resource needs and referring them to appropriate community-based resources, prior to the launch of Medicaid managed care. 

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Medicaid: Payment for Healthy Opportunities Screening and Referral

Feb 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, NCDHHS, Billing, Healthy Opportunities

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Medicaid recently released the Temporary Clinical Policy Modifications: Payment for Health Opportunities Screening and Referral. 

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Medicaid Managed Care: Resources and Fact Sheets

Jan 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care

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Recently, NC Division of Health Benefits (NC DHB) released some new provider resources on their Provider Playbook: Readiness page to help you prepare for the July 1, 2021 launch of Medicaid Managed Care.   

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Medicaid Fireside Chat: Quality, Tracking quality performance, outcomes and expectations

Jan 20, 2021 4:27:38 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Quality Improvement

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Medicaid Fireside Chat Series: Quality, Tracking quality performance, outcomes and expectations 

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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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NC Medicaid Transition to Managed Care Webinar

Jan 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, NCDHHS

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Please join NC Medicaid Division of Health Benefits Deputy Secretary Dave Richard, NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen M.D., Assistant Secretary for NC Medicaid Jay Ludlam and other senior leaders for a webinar on the state’s transition to Medicaid Managed Care.   

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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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​​Have you registered for the Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat Webinar Series?​

Nov 30, 2020 4:39:58 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Fireside Chat Webinar, NCDHHS, NCAHEC, Webinar

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MedicaidMedicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat Webinar Series 

EVERY FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 5:30 TO 6:30 P.M. 

Register for Medicaid Managed Care topics 

Hosted by Shannon Dowler, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NC Division of Health Benefits. 

Moderated by Hugh Tilson, Director, NC AHEC Program. 

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Hot off the press...Provider Contracting Deadline for Inclusion in Open Enrollment and Auto-Enrollment

Nov 20, 2020 8:11:12 AM / by NW AHEC posted in Medicaid

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MedicaidThe North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) issued guidance for Provider and Health Plan contract deadlines for inclusion in open enrollment and auto-enrollment as part of North Carolina’s transition to Medicaid Managed Care.

Provider contracts must be signed and mailed to health plan by:

  • Feb. 1, 2021, for inclusion in open enrollment, and
  • April 12, 2021, for inclusion in auto-enrollment.

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