Network Update 2: 11/4/2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

CMMI brass visit CCNC, Community Care of Lower Cape Fear: Many thanks to Lydia Newman and CCLCF for hosting Director Richard J. Gilfillan, M.D. and the staff of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations (CMMI) last Friday. Word is that their conversations with CCLCF Care Manager Dawn Johnson, RN and Dr. Robert Rich of Bladen Medical Associates really helped to flesh out their understanding of the operations – and value – of CCNC.

MAPCP kicks off: The multi-payer demonstration program kicked off October 1 in seven rural NC counties. We’re excited about working to improve quality in partnership with Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

PCMH Congrats: Congratulations to Dr. Arthur Axelbank and the Orange Family Medical Group in Hillsborough for attaining level 3 PCMH status! For practices seeking to follow their example, there are tons of useful resources for practices seeking PCMH recognition on the CCNC website. See PCMH Central for details. Coming soon: Workbook and practice examples for 2011 PCMH recognition.

“Tell Me a Story” contest gathering anecdotes: Have some greet CCNC patient stories? Interested in a $50 VISA gift card to help with holiday shopping? Enter Tell Me a Story by Friday, November 18 and you could win a $50 prize for stories/anecdotes in any of five categories: Patients, Partnership, Initiatives, Outcomes and Practice Support. Stories can be entered for consideration in more than one category if you like. Just get them to Paul Mahoney by the 18th.

CCNC’s ResourceOne Site goes beta: This week we cranked up ResourceOne, our online/on-demand marketing collateral site. We’re offering on-demand printing and high resolution PDFs for locally customized versions of CCNC brochures. Right now, we have only three pieces (Pregnancy Medical Home, First in Health, and a new CCNC “overview” brochure), but many more are coming soon. Each network has an “authorized user” who can order materials. Let us know how this system works for you. We’re hoping we can make customized materials available for much less than networks would have to pay individually.