NC Medicaid Final Policy Guidance

To NC Medicaid Associations:

Today, NC Medicaid released our final policy guidance on Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disability Tailored Plan Eligibility and Enrollment. The policy paper is available on our website at https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/BH-IDD-TP-FinalPolicyGuidance-Final-20190318.pdf.

Dave Richard
Deputy Secretary
NC Medicaid
Division of Health Benefits
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Office: 919-855-4101
Mobile: 919-500-1596
dave.richard@dhhs.nc.gov

1985 Umstead Drive, Kirby Building
2501 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2501

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NC Medicaid Tailored Plan Eligibility & Enrollment Webinar

On March 26 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., DHHS will hold a stakeholder webinar to provide the specifics of Tailored Plan eligibility criteria, enrollment processes, and transitions between Standard Plans and Tailored Plans. On March 18, 2019, DHHS released a final policy guidance paper on these key concepts. The full paper can be found at https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/BH-IDD-TP-FinalPolicyGuidance-Final-20190318.pdf.

 

To Register: https://manatt.webex.com/manatt/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee52b3a507e3ebcded6e7cc6019bf92cd

  • Registration is required to access the webinar
  • Audio for this webinar uses computer or cell phone speakers with landline availability

Additional information may be found on the NC Medicaid transformation website at www.ncdhhs.gov/nc-medicaid-transformation.

NC Medicaid
Division of Health Benefits
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Administrator and Practice of the Year Award Nominations Deadline is Friday, March 15th

Administrator and Practice of the Year Awards

Nominations Deadline is Friday, March 15th

Annually, the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) recognizes outstanding performance by an individual and a medical practice with our Administrator of the Year Award and our Practice of the Year Award. For 2019, both awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting, to be held May 8-10 in Wilmington, NC. Nominations for both awards are now open.

NCMGMA-Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year Award

medical-mutual-medEach year, NCMGMA and Medical Mutual recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements.

If you wish to learn more about this award and/or nominate a colleague, follow this link to fill out a complete form or email our offices at info@ncmgm.org to nominate an administrator. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2019.

NCMGMA-First Citizens Bank Practice of the Year Award

First-Citizens-HorizontalThe North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the 7th Annual Practice of the Year Award. This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff through volunteer work, indigent clinics, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean ups, community screenings and education (internal & external), etc.

Follow this link to learn more about the award or to begin the nomination process. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org or 800-753-MGMA (6462).

NCMGMA Boasts Largest Advocacy Days Ever!

With over 115 attendees in-house on Wednesday, NCMGMA celebrated our largest-ever Advocacy Days event. Our speaker lineup this year included Attorney General Josh Stein; Chip Baggett, NCMS; Cody Hand, NCHS; NC State Treasurer Dale Folwell; Dr. Mandy Cohen, DHHS; and a panel that include four of the newest Medicaid Managed Care payors. Our speakers and panelists brought our attendees up-to-date on everything from the State Health Plan to the latest happenings with Medicaid Managed Care.

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And just this morning, over 40 members set out to meet with their representatives at the North Carolina General Assembly to discuss important healthcare issues including:

  • Joint HHS Appropriations Committee for Medicaid Managed Care and the importance of awareness of the additional requirements now shifting to the providers due to multiple types of Insurance Carriers. Additionally, changes to the Fee for Service contracts moving to value-based care contracts and the administrative burden shifting to providers.
  • The Save Act asking providers not to vote for this bill as supervision from physicians is necessary to maintain the highest quality of care for our NC residents.
  • HB184 – Study of State Health Plan Design, asking to keep the bill as it currently is until more definite options are in place for quality and cost savings for the members and tax payers.
  • S886 – In favor of the Small Business Healthcare Act reducing employees from 26 to 12.

Thank you to all who came out for this year’s Advocacy Days, and a big thank you to Melissa White and Cam Cox, NCMGMA’s Advocacy Days co-chairs, for all their hard work in putting this event together for our members!

2019 NCMGMA Annual Conference

ac19-themepic300aDon’t forget to join us in Wilmington, May 8-10, 2019, for NCMGMA’s Annual Conference to network and receive additional advocacy updates, including:

  • A session on the Blue Premier Update from BCBSNC’s Mark Werner
  • “The Health of Healthcare Politics in NC” from Representative Dr. Murphy and Representative Josh Dobson
  • The “State of Change” with Nathan Babcock of Parker Poe
  • And More!

Click here to view the complete list of conference sessions and to start making plans to join your colleagues in Wilmington in May.

March 19th Webinar: Connecting Communities of Care via HIE

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March NCMGMA / NCMS Webinar
Connecting Communities of Care
via Health Information Exchange

March 19, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Click here to register today!

Program

The North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) oversees and administers North Carolina’s state-designated health information exchange, NC HealthConnex. NC HealthConnex is a secure, electronic network that facilitates conversations between authorized health care providers by allowing them to access and share health-related information. Through statewide connectivity and information sharing, NC HealthConnex will help to break down information silos between providers, achieve greater outcomes for patients, and create efficiencies in state-funded programs such as Medicaid and the State Health Plan. As many providers are aware, connection to NC HealthConnex is mandated for the provision of Medicaid and State-funded participation by various dates in the coming year. This includes all providers involved in a patient’s care (primary care, acute care, long-term care, specialists, behavioral health and more).

What’s more, NC HealthConnex is poised to support health care providers as they move to managed care and enter into value-based care contracts. Near real-time and accurate clinical data is a critical tool for providing appropriate care and closing information gaps across the care continuum. In this session, speakers will present on the progress of achieving statewide connectivity, the vision of NC HealthConnex, and explain a service offering called NC*Notify that aligns with and supports managed care.

Speaker

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Business Development and Outreach Specialist
Health Information Exchange Authority (HIEA)
NC Department of Information Technology

Jessica Brehmer is the Business and Outreach Specialist for the North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA). In her role, she works closely with providers across the state to educate and assist them in the onboarding process to the state designated health information exchange, NC HealthConnex. She previously worked in the Medicare-Medicaid Insurance field where she used her experience to help provide valuable information regarding the HIE while expanding interoperability within the healthcare setting.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Click here to register today!

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please, self-submit for these organizations.

Questions

For questions or more information please contact the NC Medical Society offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

Administrator and Practice of the Year Awards Nominations Deadline Extended

Administrator and Practice of the Year Awards

Nominations deadline extended to Friday, March 15th

Annually, the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) recognizes outstanding performance by an individual and a medical practice with our Administrator of the Year Award and our Practice of the Year Award. For 2019, both awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting, to be held May 8-10 in Wilmington, NC. Nominations for both awards are now open.

NCMGMA-Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year Award

medical-mutual-medEach year, NCMGMA and Medical Mutual recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements.

If you wish to learn more about this award and/or nominate a colleague, follow this link to fill out a complete form or email our offices at info@ncmgm.org to nominate an administrator. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2019.

NCMGMA-First Citizens Bank Practice of the Year Award

First-Citizens-HorizontalThe North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the 7th Annual Practice of the Year Award. This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff through volunteer work, indigent clinics, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean ups, community screenings and education (internal & external), etc.

Follow this link to learn more about the award or to begin the nomination process. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org or 800-753-MGMA (6462).

Annual Conference: Top 5 Things to Do in Wilmington

Come for the Education and Networking

Stay for the Location and Activities

We’re excited to be back in Wilmington, May 8-10, at the Wilmington Convention Center. Our hotel group rate at the Embassy Suites Wilmington will be extended three days after the conference, based on availability. Take the time to enjoy the scenic riverfront and recharge your batteries. Registration is open so sign up today!

Top 5 Things to do in Wilmington!

Overflowing with Coastal Activities

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1. Riverfront
Wilmington’s riverfront is located in the lively River District, with locally owned shops and restaurants overlooking Cape Fear River. Known as TripAdvisor’s “Top Destinations on the Rise”, Wilmington, NC has new waterfront restaurants, rooftop bars, marina and an event pier. The district combines the city’s rich history with modern design and attractions. For more information, click here.

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2. Tours
Enjoy Wilmington, NC and the Island Beaches at your own pace. Explore the beautiful campus of The University of North Carolina Wilmington or view the numerous art galleries and museums showcasing Wilmington’s arts scene. From the ample history to the vibrant arts and culture scene, you’ll find something of interest in the guided, self-guided, do-it-yourself and mobile app-based tours. For more information, click here.

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3. History
Most of the historic commercial buildings in Wilmington, NC still stand a half-century later. Witness history, today and tour remarkable homes and museums, view the refurbished WWII Battleship and discover the site of Civil War’s largest Amphibious (Land and Water) Battle along Kure Beach. For more information, click here.

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4. Parks & Outdoors
Greater Wilmington has some of the most beautiful parks in North Carolina. Explore the grounds by taking a short (1.5 miles or less) walk on the trails at Hugh McRae, Halyburton, and Empie Park. If you’re looking to ride your bike, be sure to check out Wilmington’s Cross City Trail and River to Sea Bikeway or take it off-road on the fun trails at Blue Clay Bike Park or Brunswick Nature Park. For more information, click here.

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5. Beaches
The three island beaches in the area are just a short drive away. Wrightsville beach is only a 20-minute drive from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront. Wrightsville has been named one of the world’s best surf towns, with unlimited watersports like surfing and kayaking. Carolina and Kure Beaches are family-friendly and unspoiled beach towns with a scenic boardwalk and the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. For more information, click here.

Annual Conference Registration

Attendee registration is open for the 2019 Annual Conference in Wilmington. To register today, please click on the blue links below. Early bird registration discounts end on Monday, April 15, 2019.
REMEMBER: Bring additional staff from your practice and save on their registrations! If you have any questions please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

General Conference Information

Feeling Lucky? Join us at the NCMGMA Game Zone! Located in the NCMGMA Exhibitor Hall, play a game of life-size Jenga, Cornhole, Connect Four and more! Grab a colleague and get ready for a fun time while networking with our Alliance Sponsors!

Accommodations Our headquarters for the Annual Conference is the Embassy Suites Wilmington and we are pleased to offer our attendees the discounted group rate is $189 per night (plus taxes). This rate includes complimentary valet or daily self-parking. To make reservations, call 1-800-HILTONS and use the discount code MGM; or make them online by clicking here. The Embassy Suites NCMGMA discount room block cutoff is April 15th.

2019 Administrator of the Year Award Nominations are Open!
Sponsored by Medical Mutual
Nominations deadline is 5:00 PM on March 8, 2019
fcb imageThe North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) and Medical Mutual present the 2019 Administrator of the Year. The award recognizes a medical group practice administrator affiliated with NCMGMA who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness in the delivery of health care in his/her practice and community through a recent, noteworthy achievement. Applications should be submitted to Melissa@ncmgm.org.
Click here for a nominations form.

2019 Practice of the Year Award Nominations are Open!
Sponsored by First Citizens Bank
Nominations deadline is 5:00 PM on March 8, 2019
fcb imageThe North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the 7th Annual Practice of the Year Award. This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff through volunteer work, indigent clinics, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean-ups, community screenings and education (internal & external), and more. Applications should be submitted to Melissa@ncmgm.org.
Click here for a nominations form.

Questions

Follow the links above for more information and for registration. If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.