A series of edits are coming to NCTracks this fall that will affect all providers who serve patients at multiple practice locations. The changes will require providers (physicians and mid-levels) to list all locations at which they provide services and to be formally affiliated with these billing locations. Failure to do so will result in denied claims, according to NCTracks.
Homegrown, fun-loving, compassionate, and inclusive. These are the words employees of Burlington Pediatrics use to describe their workplace, a recently-named “:Best Places to Work” (Small Employer category) by The Triad Business Journal. Burlington Pediatrics operates three clinics in Alamance County, serving babies, children and teenagers.
PioneerRx, a national technology company serving independent pharmacies has licensed CCNC’s careTRIAGETM software to deliver real-time, targeted interventions at the point-of-care. Shreveport, Louisiana-based PioneerRx, which serves more than 2,000 independent community pharmacies across the nation, will integrate CCNC’s analytics software into its network.
Community Care of North Carolina’s (CCNC) Practice Transformation Network (PTN) cooperative agreement grant is moving swiftly to help primary care practices realize the full potential of behavioral health integration (BHI) within the medical home. CCNC networks are working with Andrew Clendenin, Director of Behavioral Health Integration, to engage over 80 already enrolled PTN practices over the next 3 years of the cooperative agreement grant.
Four key performance indicators continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of CCNC’s 14 networks in lowering costs and improving utilization.
Before recessing for the summer, the U.S. Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S.524), also known as CARA.
NC DMA has tapped CCNC to conduct a Medicaid test pilot to determine the viability and practicality of a new class of Hepatitis C medications. These new drugs offer a cure rate above 95% and fewer side effects than traditional Hepatitis C regimens. But the regimen is extremely expensive and must be taken for 8-12 weeks.
Understanding how trauma impacts foster children can impact testing and treatment decisions and ultimately can improve outcomes while lowering costs.
Physicians, for example, often order a battery of medical tests for a seven-year-old foser child with repeated gastrointestinal complaints. But CCNC experts advise that with foster children, emotional concerns related to possible trauma should be investigated first.
North Carolina's independent physician clinically integrated network - Community Care Physician Network (CCPN) - continues to expand.
The rate of unintended North Carolina pregnancies among Medicaid beneficiaries fell from 52.4% in 2012 to 46.8% in June 2016, an important trend as the majority of babies born in North Carolina are covered by Medicaid – approximately 55,000 last year alone.