Network Update 1: 10/21/2011

The Dual-Eligible planning project is underway.  Elise Bolda and Nidu Menon join Denise Levis in gathering input and ideas from six work groups.  Check out the details of the program on the Dual Eligibles page on the CCNC website.

Enrollment update:  about 40,000 new CCNC enrollees added statewide per DMA and DSS.

Three cheers for Level Three – Congrats on attaining PCMH level three recognition to:

  • Dr. Ed Bujold and staff of the Granite Falls Family Medical Care Center (Caldwell County, AccessCare); and
  • Dr. Masoud Ahdieh and staff (Richmond County, Community Care of the Sandhills).  Local coverage is available here.
  • A link to the full list of North Carolina practices attaining PCMH Level 3 to date is available on the NCQA Website.

The latest issue of NC Pharmacist prominently features CCNC staff. The North Carolina Association of Pharmacists graciously permitted CCNC to post an extended excerpt on our website.  Note also that the annual NCAP meeting is next week in Greensboro.

Health care IT is front and center at a meeting in Wilmington hosted by Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear: The Convergency of Technology and Primary Care; Maximizing Free Resources to Advance your Practice.  The meeting includes remarks by Dr. Samuel S. Spicer, Vice President of Medical Affairs at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center and CCNC’s own Annette Dubard.  CCLCF also featured in a recent article of the N.C. Medical Journal.

CMS Innovations staff to visit North Carolina.  Director Richard J. Gilfillan, M.D., and top officials from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will be in North Carolina next week to meet with CCNC staff in Raleigh and to view the operations of a local network first hand.  They’ll be visiting Bladen County and talking directly with primary care providers and care managers for the

Is there other news we’ve missed?  We’ll be sending these news briefs out every other week, so please let Shelley Keir or Paul Mahoney know of any noteworthy developments CCNC networks should know.