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  • Medicaid Provider Virtual Office Hours

    Event Description

    Designed for NC Medicaid Providers.

    The Provider Services team is conducting a series of Virtual Office Hours sessions with providers across the state. These offer an interactive format for providers to have their questions answered. Providers are encouraged to submit questions in advance to for discussion during Virtual Office Hours.

    Provider Clinical Optical Services - Vision Care

    This session will cover routine optical services with time for questions at the end. Routine optical services include routine eye exams, prescription eyeglasses, and medically necessary contact lenses. Providers who may bill for these services and may benefit from this VOH session are ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians.

  • Medicaid Provider Training: MCT 113: Care Management under BH I/DD Tailored Plans: Information for Providers

    Event Description

    This training course is for NC Medicaid Providers transitioning to NC Medicaid Managed Care.

    BH I/DD Tailored Plans, scheduled to be implemented in Summer 2021, will offer members a model of integrated, whole person care management (“Tailored Care Management”) that will be customized to their individualized needs. NC DHHS is committed to implementing provider based care management as a way of promoting integrated care that is grounded in the community. To move towards this vision, DHHS will roll out a process for interested providers to become certified to provide Tailored Care Management, ahead of procurement of the BH I/DD Tailored Plans. There will be two types of provider certifications: “Advanced Medical Home Plus” for qualified AMH Tier 3 practices, and “Care Management Agencies” for other qualified BH/IDD providers. Building on DHHS’ May 2019 concept paper, this webinar will provide updates and information on this process for interested providers.

  • Provider Operations Virtual Office Hours

    Event Description

    Provider Clinical Optical Services-Vision Care

    This session will cover routine optical services with time for questions at the end.  Routine optical services include routine eye exams, prescription eyeglasses, and medically necessary contact lenses.   Providers who may bill for these services and may benefit from this VOH session are ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians.

This channel provides the five most recent WHO news articles.
  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.

    The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 1991. The practical guidance encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding.
  • WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
    WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.

    According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.
  • Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
    Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.

    The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April).
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  • Prepare Your Health: Personal Health Preparedness for People with Bleeding Disorders
      March is Bleeding Disorders Month. Learn more about bleeding disorders, their symptoms, treatments, and how to prepare for emergencies on the Division of Blood Disorders website. Personal health preparedness and planning are important for everyone, but essential for people with bleeding disorders. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD), are conditions in which the blood does not clot properly due to a lack of specific clotting factor proteins in the blood. As a result, people with bleeding disorders may experience excessive bleeding after an injury or trauma, or may bleed for no apparent reason at all.
  • Digging Out: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Health to Shovel Snow
    Shoveling snow is strenuous exercise. Just the thought of moving hundreds of pounds of snow and slush is enough to make your legs prickle, to make your arms and shoulders burn, and to make your back tire. Shoveling snow is such strenuous exercise that, according to Harvard Medical School, an 185-pound person can expect to burn about 266 calories after just a half hour of shoveling. Like any physical activity, shoveling snow poses health risks exacerbated, in part, by weather. Not to say it could never happen, but chances are slim that you will ever need to shovel snow in
  • Health Departments Work Off the Field to Keep Fans Safe, Healthy on Game Day
    It's almost game day. Over the course of this week, an estimated 1 million people will visit Atlanta for the Super Bowl LIII experience or to attend the game on Sunday, Feb. 3. A week from now, after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded and the fans head home, things will return to normal. And if everything goes to plan, no one will be the wiser that Georgia's state and local health departments were working behind the scenes-with the support of CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program-to protect the public's health. The PHEP program is a critical source of

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