Network Update 81: 2/6/2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

In the News

Healthy Eating. A CCNC news release that included tips about healthy eating during the new year was picked up by the Salisbury Post in their “Food in the news” piece. 

Opioid Treatment. Dr. Robert Rich from Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear discusses using opioids to treat patients with chronic pain in this AAFP article

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


Population Health Management. A recent issue of Population Health Management features an article by CCNC’s Dr. Annette DuBard and Dr. Carlos Jackson. Read the entire article, “Conflicting Readmission Rate Trends in a High-Risk Population: Implications for Performance Measurement,” here

NCHQA. The North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance and CCNC studied how the different ways of delivering transitional care impacted readmission rates. Check out the findings here


Health is Primary. Health Is Primary is a three-year communications campaign to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care, and engage patients in the health care system. The aim is to build a primary care system that reflects the values of family medicine, puts patients at the center of their care, and improves the health of all Americans. The national campaign, which kicks off in North Carolina, is traveling to cities across the country to showcase local initiatives improving primary care and delivering on the Triple Aim. Join the Raleigh City Tour on Feb. 26 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Check out more here.

CMS visits “top performing" Eastern NC. CMS visited Community Care Plan of Eastern North Carolina late last month to observe the Community-based Care Transitions Demonstration Project (CCTP). The project is a collaboration with UNC Nash, Vidant Edgecombe, Wilson Medical, Halifax Regional, and Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging. The effort has been a top performer nationally in terms of Medicare beneficiary enrollment and the team has rapidly exceeded its target. CMS’s site visits aim to learn from top performers and spread best practices to the national healthcare community.

NCPOEP. Save March 4, 2015 for North Carolina Pregnancy & Opioid Exposure Project’s conference, “Pregnancy & Opioid Exposure: Improving Outcomes for Women, Infants, and Families” in Greensboro. Join collaborating professionals to learn the current and emerging approaches to best support families at risk for experiencing opioid exposed pregnancies in North Carolina. Medical, behavioral health, justice, child welfare and other professionals working with women of childbearing age, and their infants, are encouraged to attend. 

UNC Horizons. UNC Health Care and the UNC Horizons Program will host “The Art of Women Working Recovery” on March 26-27 in Chapel Hill. Registration information is here

Other News

Pregnancy Medical Home. A new PMH Care Pathway, "Management of Perinatal Tobacco Use," and related materials are now available on the CCNC website. 

NC HIE. Check out NC HIE on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn for real-time updates. 

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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