Network Update 16: 5/18/2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

CCNC in the News

Duke, Mountain AHEC win CMS grants. CMS has announced 26 Health Innovation Challenge Grant awards totaling $122.6 million, including about $11 million to Duke University and Mountain Area Health Education Center. 

  • Duke University’s grant is for a plan to reduce death and disability from Type 2 diabetes among underserved and at-risk populations in the Southeast.
  • Mountain AHEC will be testing team-based enhanced primary care for patients with chronic pain issues, including the use of mid-level providers to co-manage care and provide counseling and medication management services.

2102 Asthma Champion named. Congratulations to Community Care of Lower Cape Fear’s Connie Morter, RN, BS, AE-C, on receiving the 2012 NC Asthma Champion Award from the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina. The award recognizes “commitment to asthma prevention and … a passion for helping others.” Congrats to Connie on this well-deserved honor!

Northwest Community Care Network named CBO. The Northwest Community Care Network (NCNN) has received word from CMS that their community is a recipient of the Community-based Care Transitions Program. NCCN will act as the community based organization (CBO) for the demonstration project and oversee its implementation over the next two years. Ron Gaskins will serve as the Project Director for the CMS program. Ron’s team Northwest Triad Transitions Community) has also been invited to present at the 3rd Innovative Communities Summit in Washington, DC in June. Congratulations to Ron and NCNN.

Governance update. Reminder to Network Directors to complete their appointments to the new CCNC membership group. Updated enrollment numbers have been sent out to clarify how many at-large seats you have to fill. Thanks in advance for your cooperation with this important effort.

Updated CCNC county-by-county maps. Slight changes to the CCNC network regions have necessitated a map update. Downloadable versions of the latest maps (PDF, PNG and PPT formats) are available as always on the network page of the CCNC site.

Opportunities with Community Care. Know someone who is a fit with the job openings listed below? If so, please let John Dowd know. For more information, check out CCNC’s Careers page.

  • QMAF Project Manager
  • Contract Specialist
  • Provider Portal Project Manager
  • Director of Analytics and Reporting

Report from the Dob-o-Matic 5000. Recent and upcoming presentations for CCNC President and CEO L. Allen Dobson, Jr, MD include:

  • SAS Medicaid Summit, Cary, NC (May 9)
  • World Congress Leadership Summit, Alexandria, VA (May 17)
  • National Association of Medicaid Directors, Washington DC (May 22)
  • Third National ACO Summit, Washington, DC (June 8)
  • American Journal of Managed Care Roundtable, Washington, DC (June 25)

Welcome new CCNC faces. Please welcome these new members of the CCNC family: Ian Lateef Cannon, Intern, already aboard since April; Jason Kennamer, Systems Administrator, starting May 14, 2012; and Anna Trice, Intern, starting May 14.

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