Network Update 43: 7/12/2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

CCNC in the News

Northwest Reduces ER Readmissions. Northwest Community Care's efforts to reduce ER return visits in Yadkin, Surry, Davidson, Wilkes and Forsyth counties were recognized in this article in the Greensboro News & Record. Great job, Northwest Community Care!

Sandhills Addresses ED Prescriptions. Inspired by Project Lazarus, FirstHealth of the Carolinas has recently adopted a new policy on emergency department administration of narcotic and sedative medications. With representation from local organizations including Sandhills Community Care Network, the hospital system has created a Narcotics Prescribing in the ED Task Force. Read more here.

Project Lazarus training sessions underway.  Training for providers on pain issues and opioid prescribing has been held in Fayetteville, with additional training programs scheduled for Winston Salem, Wilmington, Hickory, Boone, Raleigh and Reidsville in the coming months. Please visit the Project Lazarus registration site for more information and to register for trainings. Be sure to ask about CE credits!

TBJ Names “50 to Watch.” L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD has been named a “50 to Watch in Business” by the Triangle Business Journal. He will be recognized in a special editorial focus in the July 26 print edition. Congratulations, Dr. Dobson!

Other News

PCMH Content Expert Certification. Congratulations to Cheryl Alberty, MBA, MHA and Heather Rothrock of Northwest Community Care Network on receiving NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Expert Certification!

CMIS Updates Go Live. In June, CMIS enhancements include new report features in CMIS account management, new reports in the Practice Home Tab, and new case load reports for CM support staff. Review the full list of updates here.

IC KPI Report Released. The July 2013 Key Performance Indicator (KPI) report release is now available on the IC Reports Site. Enhancements and changes to the reports include a new "year ending" parameter, "non-capitated" columns and program level analysis. Read the full list of enhancements here.

NCQA Activities Survey & Public Comment. The NCQA Education Team values your opinion and wants your input as they plan their educational activities for 2014. Complete the 10-minute annual survey here by July 15. NCQA is also updating the PCMH standards and guidelines to reflect trends in the health care field and place greater emphasis on outcome measures. NCQA invites all parties to comment on proposed updates to the PCMH standards until July 22. All feedback submitted within the public comment period is reviewed and addressed by NCQA.

Recovery Champion Award Nominations. Do you know individuals who have dedicated their talents, whether through professional work or volunteering, to successfully promote mental health and/or substance abuse recovery in NC? Recognize their contributions by nominating them for a Recovery Champion Award presented at the 5th Annual NC "ONE Community in Recovery" Conference.

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

New CCNC Team Members.  Please welcome Network Relations Manager Jon York 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 seven additional positions open in local CCNC networks on our Network Careers page.   

  • Financial Analyst
  • Network Financial Analyst
  • Contracts Manager

Social Media Update.  LinkedIn fans can follow CCNC's new company page starting today!  Please support CCNC's growing social media presence by following us on Twitter (@communitycarenc), LinkedIn or Facebook.

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