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The Week Ahead
December 3, 2018

Congratulations to Advance Community Health for achieving NCQA PCMH at the Rock Quarry, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Louisburg sites!

Important Dates
Work Groups
  • Behavioral Health Work Group
    NCCHCA Offices 

    Staff Contact: Alice Pollard
  • Dental Directors Meetings
    11 am to 2 pm
    NCCHCA offices
    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf 
  •  Diabetes Work Group
    10:30 am to 1:30 pm
    February 27
    April 10 at Clinical Conference
    July 18
    October 30
     Staff Contact: Carey O’Reilly
  • MAT Discussion Group
    Staff Contact: Alice Pollard
  • Pharmacy Directors Meetings
    11 am to 2 pm
    NCCHCA offices
    Wednesday, December 12  RSVP HERE
    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf

  • Medical Directors Meeting
    January 4. 2019 10 am - 2 pm
    April 11, 2019 5:30 pm -7:30 pm 
    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf

  • QUICHE Work group  
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    NCCHCA offices

    February 26
    April 10 - Clinical Conference
    July 31
    October 7
    Staff Contact: Carey O’Reilly
  • Special Populations
    October 31, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am 

    Click here to learn more
Signature Events
  • Clinical Conference on Quality and Chronic Disease
    April 11-12, 2019
    Sheraton Chapel Hill
    Watch here for more information

New on OneDrive
If you need instructions for accessing OneDrive, contact Marti
  • Uniform Data System (UDS) Training 
    Thursday, January 10, 2019, Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia-Greystone, Columbia, SC

    Registration information coming soon

  • FTCA University hosted by NCCHCA!
    May 15-16, 2019
    More information coming soon
  • NC Primary Care Conference
    June 2019
    More information coming soon

  • Finance Essentials Academy
    September 10 & 11, 2019
    Crowne Plaza Executive Park, Charlotte, NC
    More information coming soon

  • East Coast Migrant Stream Forum 
    October 2019
    More information coming soon
NCCHCA Trainings
  • Coding for Excellence and Clinical Complexity – Essential Coding.
    December 11
    Paid registration open here.
Other Events
  • Million Hearts® 2022 Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Forum
    Tuesday, December 11 
    2:00-3:00 p.m. ETTo register, email your name, organization, and email address. You will receive an invitation and be added to the roster.
  • Joint Commission: Strategies to Keep Health Center Employees Engaged
    Thursday, December 13
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    To register, click here.

New to Community Health Centers? Learn about them here. 

New on OneDrive
Dental- Risk Management and Prevention in FQHC Dental
Examining the Continuously Evolving Role of the Chief Medical Officer
Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations
Opioid Core Measure Sets
Racial and Ethic Estimates of Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias

Alzheimers: Racial and Ethic Estimates of Alzheimers
BCCCP RFA reissued
Care Management Strategies: NC Tracks
Disease and Related Dementias
UDS 2018 On-demand webinars
ECHO- Spanish Language program for DM and HTN
HIV, Oral Health and Primary Care
Health Center Funding Cliff - 12/6 2:30 pm webinar
Medicaid Preferred Drug List- New List Effective Dec 3, 2018
Naloxone Training
Opioids Core Measure Set
PCMH Office Hours with NCQA
Peanut Allergy Desensitization
Pharmacy: NC Tracks Pharmacy Newsletter
Teleheatlh Usage in NC Health Centers
 Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center

Webinar Recording: Preparing for and Understanding Your 2018 UDS Submission
The webinar HRSA recently hosted included an overview of data elements to report, the importance of key definitions, report preparation considerations, and pointers for complete and accurate reporting. The session recording has two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.

Apply to a Spanish Language ECHO Diabetes and Hypertension Series
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement (NCA). Be a part of their ECHO Diabetes and Hypertension Series. Take advantage of this dynamic opportunity to become a part of a group of health workers from across the country dedicated to diabetes and hypertension care in the communities they serve.

The series will be presented in Spanish and is targeted for health promoters, community outreach workers, and case managers who work directly with patients in the detection, treatment, self-management, and prevention of diabetes and hypertension. Beginning Thursday, January 17, 2019, ECHO participants will meet weekly on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Apply early as space is limited to 25 participants.

Advancing Oral Health and Primary Care Integration to Support People Living with HIV Webinar
HRSA will host a webinar focused on the relationship and importance between HIV/AIDS and oral health care in community health center settings. Presenters will highlight HRSA initiatives and models that support integrated oral health and primary care for people living with HIV (PLWH). We will feature two health centers that have integrated oral health and primary care for PLWH.

Wednesday, December 19
2:30-4:00 p.m. ET
Register here

Patient-Centered Medical Home Office Hours
HRSA contracts with The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to provide technical assistance and training for their Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition process. NCQA will address questions will address questions related to PCMH standards, applications, and the survey process.

Tuesday, December 4
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Register here

from NC Tracks
New Medicaid Pharmacy Newsletter Available 

The latest Medicaid Pharmacy Newsletter, dated November 2018, is now available on the NC Medicaid (DHB) website. In addition to the December 2018 checkwrite schedule, this edition of the newsletter includes articles about:

  • North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System Announces New Web Link
  • Updates to Clinical Coverage Policy 9, Outpatient Pharmacy Program
  • NC Medicaid and NC Health Choice Preferred Drug List (PDL) Changes
  • 2018-2019 NC Medicaid and NC Health Choice Preferred Drug List
  • No NCTracks Checkwrite on December 25

 Providers are encouraged to review this important information. The 2018 Medicaid Pharmacy Newsletters can be found on the NC Medicaid website.

Care Management Strategy
DHHS is committed to providing a pathway for a seamless transition of services for beneficiaries into the managed care environment and believes that the provision of care management services at the local level is the best approach.
Aligning with its broader goals for the transformation to Medicaid managed care, the Department has established guiding principles for its Medicaid care management strategy. Read more

Naloxone Training
Through an agreement with the NC Medical Board, Project Lazarus, has been providing naloxone to all population groups and service organizations to insure all at risk have the chance for life!
Part of the NC Opioid Action Plan focuses on increasing community awareness and prevention and increasing access to naloxone. UnitedHealthcare and Walgreens partnered with Project Lazarus to expand access to naloxone, increase public education and training through the creation of the video that covers all current FDA approved devices.
The training video will increase training and education in identifying signs of overdose and administering naloxone, filling significant gaps in training in local communities. The video is on Project Lazarus website and accessible.


Telehealth Usage in NC  Health Centers

This newsletter is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number 5 U58CS06835-13-00, State and Regional Primary Care Association Cooperative Agreement for $1,415,574.00 with 0% financed with non-federal sources.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit

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