Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your NCMS Morning Rounds!

December 14, 2021

Would Your Patients Benefit from a Y Medical Membership?

If you are a Triangle-area physician, the YMCA of the Triangle in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs to support your patients through a YMCA Medical Membership program.  You can refer a patient through the NCMS Foundation’s Our Community Health Initiative (OCHI) software platform directly to the YMCA of the Triangle for any of the six program offerings; diabetes prevention, weight management, high blood pressure, falls prevention, support for cancer survivors, or childhood and family weight management.

Medical Memberships are a bundled service that provide care coordination, a YMCA membership and the evidence-based as prescribed due to your diagnosis.

Find out if a Medical Membership is right for your patients.  Programs are starting soon! Enrollment is open for both in-person and virtual programs in September 2021. Your patients can find out more about cost and program enrollment here.

For additional questions please contact Medical Membership at [email protected] or at 919-582-9396

CMS Launches Expanded Model Webpage

On November 2, 2021, CMS launched the Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model webpage. This webpage will serve as the primary source for information about the expanded HHVBP Model. In addition, resources to support HHAs with understanding and implementing the Model will be added to this site. Resources currently available include:

Community Health Grant

Primary care safety net organizations who care for underserved and medically indigent patients in North Carolina are eligible to apply for this funding to pay for patient care through encounter-based reimbursement (Track A) or through reimbursement for eligible expenses (Track B). Telehealth services and equipment are eligible expenses in both tracks. Applicants must select ONE track.

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022

Learn more and apply here.

In the News

What omicron’s fast spread could mean for the U.S. – and the world, NPR, 12-10-21

Learning Opportunity 

Trauma Informed Care in Tailored Care Management, Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

This course will allow participants to enhance their understanding of the potential impact of exposures to Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and other traumas, and to consider the value of providing a trauma-informed approach in the Tailored Care Management Model.

Learn more and register here.

If you have policies you’d like your NCMS Board of Directors to consider, please complete the Board input form here. Thanks for reading!