Network Update 40: 5/31/2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

CCNC in the News

Medicaid Reform.  In response to the Medicaid reform debate, support for CCNC endures:



CCNC network model recognized. CCNC is one of five states recognized in The Commonwealth Fund's report on Care Management for Medicaid Enrollees Through Community Health Teams.

Other News

Pharmacy collaboration spotlighted. CCNC Clinical Pharmacist Coordinator Neil Williams spoke about CCNC's model of collaboration and highlighted cost savings during his presentation, “Pay for Performance Models of Care: The Future of Health Care Practice for Pharmacists” at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Spring Conference on May 17. Check out the conference here, or read more about Neil's presentation here.

Lexington targets drug overdoses. Northwest Community Care Network's efforts to bring Project Lazarus to Davidson County were highlighted in The Dispatch.

CHIPRA-Connect practices win bronze. Two CHIPRA-Connect practices, CMC Myers Park Pediatrics and University Pediatrics, were selected as Bronze Touchstone Award winners for the 2013 Carolinas Healthcare System Quality & Service Sharing Day. Their collaborative project submission entitled “Improving Behavioral, Oral Health and Obesity Screening and Referral in Pediatric Primary Care: The CHIPRA Connect Cohort II Project” received a Bronze Award in the Clinical Outcomes category. The clinics will attend the Carolinas Healthcare System, Quality and Service Sharing Day on August 6 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

CHP specialist honored. Congratulations to Kathy Hudson of Community Health Partners who was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for her commitment to early childhood learning and collaboration with the Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties!

May Medicaid Bulletin. There are two items of special note to participating CCNC providers in the May Bulletin:

  • Providers are encouraged to enroll eligible Medicaid beneficiaries in a Medical Home. Details on the process and links to a member handbook are available in the Bulletin here.
  • Provider responsibilities regarding beneficiary education are detailed in the Bulletin here. Providers are also encouraged to contact new beneficiaries by phone or in writing soon after enrollment to schedule an appointment and establish a medical record.

Bernstein Fellowship accepting apps.  The Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship is accepting applications for the next Fellowship class until June 14. Details of the Fellowship and how to apply can be found here. Email Judy Howell or John Frank with questions. 

NCTracks Training for Practices and providers. Training for NCTracks, the new DHHS claims system, is underway. Training sessions can be attended in person, and participation via webinar is possible. To register for training, click here. A new Special Bulletin containing key information about the features and capabilities of NCTracks - contact information, hours of operation, checkwrite schedule, AVRS functionality and the Provider Portal - is now available. It also includes reminders about important activities providers need to perform before July 1 to ensure claims will be processed and paid in NCTracks. The new system is scheduled to go live July 1.

Beacon updates.  Keep up with the latest CC of Southern Piedmont Beacon Community news by checking out their weekly newsletters.

Welcome new faces.  Please welcome Staff Accountant Benjamin Rush (starting June 4) and Software Engineer Neil Aleshire (June 10). Welcome to the CCNC family!

Career opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions. For more information, please see the CCNC Careers page.  Don't forget to check out the additional positions open in local CCNC networks on our Network Careers page.

  • Senior Analyst, Quality Measurement and Reporting
  • IC Reports Developer
  • Staff Accountant-AR/AP
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • CHIPRA Pediatric Electronic Health Record Coach

Social media update. Support CCNC's fledgling, but improving, social media presence by following us on Twitter (@communitycarenc) and “liking” our Facebook page.

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