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Network Update 66: 06/16/2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

In the News

Arkansas PCMH. CCNC has been selected by the Arkansas Department of Human Services/Division of Medical Services from among bidders seeking to provide care coordination support and population health services for the State of Arkansas. Read the official press release for more information on the project. Check out coverage in the Triangle Business Journal and Modern Healthcare as well.

ASU/AccessCare Program. The Appalachian State University/AccessCare, who teamed up to pair college interns with rural clinics, recently won the national Innovations in Rural Health Award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The award was highlighted in the Jefferson Post. Congrats to Dr. Chip Watkins and the AccessCare team!

Well Check Visits. According to recent claims data in Yadkin County, only 21.4% of Medicaid children are seeing their doctor for the recommended six preventive care check-ups within the first 15 months of life. Read the Yadkin Ripple's article on the importance of well check-ups.

NC Medicaid. Budget and legislative discussions continue during the General Assembly's Short Session, with sharp differences appearing between the House and Senate versions of the budget. Medicaid-related coverage can be found here.


Pharmacy.  Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD will speak about The Pharmacy Home Project and Team Based Care at Carolinas Medical Neighborhood Forum on June 20. Read more in the brochure.
Dr. Trygstad will also present at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' one-day seminar, “Engaging Pharmacists in Emerging Models of Care,” on June 26. Registration is available online.

CCNC Blood Drive. CCNC will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, July 23. Your donation could save a life and it only takes a few minutes to donate. Please contact Joe Voss to sign up to support this important effort.

Other News

PCPCC Website. Check out the North Carolina page on the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative's website. CCNC national leadership is highlighted and there is lots of great information about our various initiatives.

Call for Presentations. The 6th Annual NC "One Community in Recovery" Conference is currently accepting submissions for presentations. The conference will be held Nov. 12-14, 2014 in Clemmons, NC. For presentation applications, click here. For additional information contact Lisa Maurer.

NC HIE. NC HIE’s monthly e-newsletter is distributed on the first of every month. NC HIE e-News aims to provide a monthly summary of NC HIE news, current initiatives and related health care topics. To view the June 2014 NC HIE e-newsletter, click here. To subscribe to NC HIE e-News for automated monthly updates, click here.

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Interns Camille Heard and Katherine Bryant to the CCNC family!

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

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