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Are you afraid of your patients, parents, or their caregivers?

Nov 30, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, Pediatrics, patient care, practice management, aggression, de-escalation

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Times are hard. Many practice settings are experiencing angry, hostile and even aggressive behavior from patients, parents, caregivers and other family members. While the underlying cause of anger may be actually fear or pain, aggression and violence towards you or your teams is not OK. 

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Do you routinely ask your patients if they have served in the military?

Nov 22, 2022 1:55:09 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Primary Care, veterans, intake

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Many Veterans seek and receive care outside of the Veteran's Administration system.  Military service is an important part of a patient's history.  The 'Have You Ever Served' initiative, spearheaded by Michele Obama and Jill Biden, provides general intake questions to explore a Veteran's military history, areas of concern and common military health risks, along with other resources.

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Medicaid Managed Care Fireside Chat Nov. 17th: Tailored Plan 101: Ready, Set, Launch!

Nov 15, 2022 3:59:20 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, tailored care management, practice management, Tailored Plans

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This webinar series is designed to support all Medicaid providers, practice managers, quality improvement professionals, care coordinators and other leaders within your practice to help you prepare for the launch of Tailored Plans in April of 2023. This monthly series will continue over the next several months to ensure that all of us are ready for launch.

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Starting Soon! Adult Psychiatry Free CME/CE Learning Community

Nov 10, 2022 8:53:23 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, CME, psychiatry

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Weitzman ECHO Advanced Primary Care, an interactive psychiatry learning series for rural medical providers, behavioral health providers, and care team members, starts next week!

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United Health Care Medicaid Quality and Health Equity Care Gap Incentives Increased

Oct 19, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, Preventive Care

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United Health Care Community Plan 2022 CP-PCPi care gap and health equity closure rates are tripling between October 1 and December 31, 2022!

 

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Public Health Emergency Declaration Extended through January 11, 2023

Oct 19, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, telehealth, public health emergency

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The Secretary of Health and Human Services has declared and extended a public health emergency (PHE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic since January 27, 2020.

  • The secretary must issue a PHE renewal every 90 days
  • Many waivers and policy implementation dates are tied to the expiration of the COVID-19 PHE. 
  • HHS has reiterated its intent to provide states with a 60-day notice prior to the expiration of the PHE

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The Collaborative Care Model: An Evidence-Based Approach for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Settings

Sep 21, 2022 12:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, collaborative care

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The Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) is one of the most highly researched integrated care models that applies a team-based, interdisciplinary approach to deliver evidence-based diagnoses, treatment, and follow-up care for patients with mild to moderate behavioral health needs.

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Medicaid Managed Care Back Porch Chat: Tailored Plan 101: Ready, Set, Launch!

Sep 8, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, tailored care management, practice management, Tailored Plans

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This webinar series is designed to support all Medicaid providers, practice managers, quality improvement professionals, care coordinators and other leaders within your practice to help you prepare for the launch of Tailored Plans in December of 2022. 

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Are your providers registered with NCDAVE? Electronic Death Certification Requirement

Sep 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, practice management

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North Carolina Vital Records is implementing the N.C. Database Application for Vital Events (NCDAVE) system to transition from paper to electronic death records. 

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CDC Releases New Guidance for Minimizing Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals, Communities, and Health Systems

Aug 17, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care

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What is already known about this topic?

High levels of immunity and availability of effective COVID-19 prevention and management tools have reduced the risk for medically significant illness and death.

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