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Coding for UDS Weight Management Measure: Tips from your Peers
80% by 2018
340b Recert FINAL DAY TODAY
Calories, Cavities and Kids: The Role of the Dental Professional in Childhood Obesity
CVS Cancels 340b Pharmacy Rate Cut
Community Health Center Takes Grand Prize for 80% by 2018 CRC Screening
Diabetes Videos for your Waiting Rooms
DPP- Blue Cross NC Invests $5 Million in Access to DPP for ALL
Harm Reduction Courses
Improving Diagnosis in Primary Care
Medication Management- it's role in Value-Based Care
Opioid Prescribing for Women of Reproductive Age: Information for Dentists
Oral Health Professional Guide to Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs
Promoting Health and Cost Control in States: How States Can Improve Community Health & Well-being Through Policy Change
Sealants Measure FAQ for UDS
Social Media in Health Care
Substance Abuse Recovery Platform
Vaccinations for People with Diabetes
LabCorp is making available free software licensing for the Recovery Platform for FQHCs, which may be useful for health centers with MAT. The Recovery Platform is An EHR plugin designed for Medication Assisted Treatment. For more information, contact Franklin Walker at the NC Medical Society Foundation at FWalker@ncmedsoc.org.
It’s Time to Recertify for 340B – Must Complete by Monday, 2/25
Every year, all health centers are required to “recertify” their compliance with all 340B program requirements, as well as each of their clinical and contract pharmacy sites, on the HRSA 340B database. Health centers who fail to complete this process by Monday, February 25 will lose eligibility to participate in 340B for a minimum of 4 months. HRSA has information and tutorials on recertification available here. For further assistance, please contact the 340B Call Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-340-2787. NACHC will be reaching out via email to PCA 340B contacts to share lists of health centers that have not yet completed the recertification process.
From NACHC's Washington Update
CVS-Caremark Cancels April 1 Rate Cuts To Health Center Pharmacies
Yesterday, CVS-Caremark indicated that it is cancelling its plans to reduce reimbursement rates for pharmacies owned by health centers and other 340B providers starting on April 1, 2019. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Manager (PBM) states that it heard from many safety net providers about how the cuts would severely impact their ability to care for medically underserved patients, and that “After consideration of these conversations, CVS-Caremark has decided not to move forward with the implementation of the new reimbursement rates scheduled to become effective April 1, 2019.” Health centers who participate with CVS-Caremark should receive a copy of this notice within the next several days.
NACHC thanks the many health centers, PCAs, and HCCNs who have worked to raise awareness of discriminatory contracting under 340B, and how it harms health centers’ ability to provide access to high-quality, affordable care to underserved populations. Today’s announcement demonstrates the impact that health centers “telling their 340B story” can have on such practices.
HRSA UDS Sealant Measure Frequently Asked Questions Now Available
The National Network for Oral Health Access, a HRSA-funded NCA, has released its annual HRSA UDS Sealant Measure Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guide. Developed in consultation with oral health specialists and HRSA staff, it answers questions about the HRSA UDS Sealant Measure for children ages 6-9 years at risk for dental caries.
Social Media in Healthcare: Lessons for the Digital World
In today’s digital age, it is easier than ever to share information and reach a massive audience within seconds. However, it is also easier than ever to share incorrect, sensitive, or private information in a way that is public and permanent. Misuse of social media can impact a health center's reputation, violate patient privacy, and even impact patient care. A webinar from ECRI Institute, presented on HRSA’s behalf, will address some of the most common topics related to social media, including:
- Implementing a social media plan in your health center
- Responding to negative reviews about the health center posted online
- Addressing smartphone risks other than social media (e.g., distractions, texting)
- Responding to patients who record office visits
Real-life scenarios and case studies will highlight the potential pitfalls of social media use as well as important risk management strategies.
Join one of these two sessions:
Tuesday, March 5
Noon-1:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, March 6
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Patient Safety Week Webcast: Improving Diagnosis in Primary Care
Patient Safety Week is March 10-16. HRSA will host a webcast featuring Dr. Gordon Schiff, a general internist and Associate Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Quality and Safety Director for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. Dr. Schiff will speak on improving diagnosis in primary care.
Wednesday, March 13
1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Join the webcast the day of the event
The Harm Reduction Coalition has produced 3 online courses; Foundations of Harm Reduction, Engaging People Who Use Drugs, and Overdose Prevention and Response. The courses are $39 each or $80 for all 3. More information can be found here.
80% by 2018
The NCCRT has recognized six organizations with the 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the United States. This year’s recipients include NOELA Community Health Center, New Orleans, LA, as the grand prize winner; and other honorees include AT&T, Dallas, TX; Bryan Green, M.D., Greenwood, SC; Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA; Kentucky Cancer Consortium, Lexington, KY; and Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD.
NC DPH Clinical & Community Connections for Prevention and Health has diabetes videos that can be played on your waiting room TVs. Below are samples. To get videos, contact Sanga Krupakar to let her know what format of video is needed.
Option 1: Check out “Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support” from CCCPH on Vimeo. The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/223649850
Option 2: Check out “Marie - Diabetes Prevention Program Inspirational Video” from Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less on Vimeo. The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/257021905
Option 3: Self-Monitoring of BP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvVmQHGxTnQ#action=share
Option 4: https://vimeo.com/237965964 (Walk More)
Option 5: https://vimeo.com/229157562 (Right-Size My Portions)