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Network Update 74: 10/13/2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

In the News

Enterovirus. Time Warner Cable News interviewed Community Care of Wake and Johnston Counties' Dr. Betsey Tilson on the enterovirus and how to prevent the likelihood of contracting it. See the full interview here

Mental Illness Awareness Week. Dr. Mike Lancaster was quoted in a Rocky Mount Telegram article recognizing Mental Illness Awareness Week. Read the full article here.

Pregnancy Medical Home. CCNC’s Pregnancy Medical Home efforts were mentioned in a recent DHHS release, “Infant Mortality Rate Ties Lowest in State's History.” Check out the full release here. Additionally, Christine Tucker, PhD, recently won the Outstanding Student Author Award, presented by the American Public Health Association’s maternal and child health section. Christine conducted dissertation research with CCNC’s PMH program, which led to her dissertation on “Preterm birth prediction and receipt of postpartum contraception among North Carolina’s Medicaid population.” Read more here

Pharma trade news. CCNC’s partnership with GSK was highlighted in eyeforpharma’s latest paper on the 10 leading RWD Partnerships. The collaboration will use macro level trends to identify problems on a patient by patient basis through a modeling tool that will combine different types of medical and business data in a logistics engine. Read the full issue here

CCNC Healthcare Quality Awards. Ten winners have been selected for CCNC’s inaugural Healthcare Quality Awards. The winners will be honored at the NCCCN, Inc. Board of Directors meeting in Raleigh on December 3, as well as at local Network events. Read the official press release or check out CCNC's website. Congratulations to:

  • Kathy Poling, RN, MA, ACM, Asheville
  • Cheryl Batchelor, ANP-BC, RN, Pinehurst
  • Jamie Philyaw, MSW, Raleigh
  • Sherry Dills, RN, CCM, Franklin
  • Julie Pohlman, CSAC, Terrell
  • Stephen Hsieh, MD, Lexington
  • Hot Springs Health Program, Marshall
  • Batish Family Medicine, Leland
  • Wilmington Health Pediatrics, Wilmington
  • Columbus Pediatrics and Adolescent Care, Whiteville

NC Medicaid. Medicaid-related news coverage can be found here.


Case Management. National Case Management Week is celebrated October 12-18, recognizing the contributions and commitments case managers make and educating the public about the significant work they perform. CCNC would like to thank all of our case managers for their dedication to improving the health of patients across the state.

ACA Webinar. The NCMS Foundation in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Managers will host a webinar reviewing quality provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including an overview of programs like the Physician Quality Reporting System and physician Value-Based Payment Modifier. The free webinar is scheduled for October 15 from 12-1 p.m. and will feature Jennifer Gasperini, NCMS Director of Health Policy. Continuing education credit may be granted through professional organizations (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.), and must be self-submitted. Register here.

NCTracks. The NCTracks team is offering an in-person Provider Help Center on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at CSC, 2610 Wycliff Road in Raleigh. NCTracks staff from Provider Enrollment, Provider Relations, Claims, and Prior Approval will be available to assist registered NC providers with questions or concerns regarding NCTracks. Providers should bring specific examples of issues, such as screen shots, NPI numbers, TCNs (claim numbers), denial codes, etc., so the NCTracks team will be able to provide more help. Providers will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis, but registration for either the morning or afternoon session is required and limited to 45 providers per session. Register for the Provider Help Center in SkillPort, the NCTracks Learning Management System. Logon to the secure NCTracks Provider Portal and click the "Provider Training" button to access SkillPort. Open the folder labeled Provider Computer-Based Training (CBT) and Instructor Led Training (ILT). The Provider Help Center sessions can be found in the sub-folder labeled ILTs: On-site. (Refer to the Provider Training page of the public Provider Portal for specific instructions on how to use SkillPort.)

One Community in Recovery. The 6th Annual NC "One Community in Recovery" Conference will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Village Inn and Conference Center in Clemmons, NC. Online registration and an informational brochure can be found here.

Other News

PCP Rate Cuts. CCNC has created an updated 'one-pager' that describes the potential PCP rate cuts that would take place in January 2015. It has been confirmed that FQHCs and LHDs are not affected by the ACA cuts, and links to NCAFP and NCPEDs have been added. This document is for informational purposes only and CCNC is not recommending any specific advocacy activities through CCNC.The document is available here.

NC HIE. Check out NC HIE on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn for real-time updates. For more NC HIE news, subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter, NC HIE e-news, for automated updates by clicking here. To view the October 2014 NC HIE e-newsletter, click here.

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Executive Assistant Gabrielle Harris, Innovations Project Lead-Operational Analytics Charles Shasky and C#.Net Developer Robert Harbartto 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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