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March 17, 2022

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” —Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi


In the News


1.  Taxonomy Enrollment Requirement Reminders for Claim Payment

Medicaid and prepaid health plans (PHPs) have identified a trend in claim denials related to taxonomy enrollment and credentialing. As a reminder, the taxonomy submitted on a claim for billing, rendering and attending providers must be a taxonomy for which the provider is enrolled with NC Medicaid. Learn more about these Taxonomy Enrollment Requirements here.

2. Deadline Extended: FCC Healthcare Connect Fund

The FCC’s Healthcare Connect Fund (operated under the FCC’s Rural Healthcare Program) provides a 65% discount on eligible broadband connectivity expenses for eligible rural health care providers, including CHCs. All rural CHCs are encouraged to apply for funding.

3.  NCMS Medicaid Transformation Page

As a reminder, the NCMS is offering resources and a process to help you make the transition to Medicaid managed care. Visit our Medicaid Transformation page, where you will find a handy list of state and individual health plan resources as well as a special NCMS form to log any specific issues you are encountering.

*Please make sure that your first step is to reach out to the plan itself to log your problem before you share your issue with the NCMS. The NCMS and our partners will give an aggregated list of concerns to health plan representatives to make them aware of widespread issues.*


COVID-19 Updates


1.    Omicron BA.2 sub-variant now nearly a quarter of new COVID cases in U.S., CDC estimates 

2.    White House: 7 consequences from lack of COVID-19 funding

3.    NCDHHS COVID-19 Dashboard

Learning Opportunities

Harm Reduction in the Emergency Department Webinar

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 1:00 PM

Join to explore promising strategies to improve partnerships between hospital emergency departments, health centers, and community providers toward a common vision of treating people without homes with dignity.



Upcoming Events

·       2022 NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting (April 8-10, 2022)

·       2022 NC Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting (April 22-23, 2022)

·       2022 NC Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society Annual Meeting (May 20-22, 2022)