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March 3, 2022

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
— Maya Angelou


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In the News


1. NCTracks Claims Reprocessing Notification

NC Medicaid is making practices aware of an upcoming NCTracks claims reprocessing effort to address underpayment of professional claims that were processed and paid between April 2, 2017 and July 19, 2018. The affected claims are those that reprocessed for the Affordable Care Act Enhanced Rate adjusted payment and were denied incorrectly. For more details, please see the full notice here.


2. Cape Fear Collective Launched Healthy Communities NC Dashboard

In a 2020 report , the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s (NCIOM) Healthy NC 2030 taskforce developed 21 public health indicators and targets for North Carolina to work toward. The Cape Fear Collective (CFC), in partnership with Novant Health and Datawheel, developed the Healthy Communities NC dashboard as a data and analysis tool to align community data collection, program measurement, and goal setting for communities across the state as they work to address the these indicators. The CFC recently launched the dashboard, publishing the Cape Fear region’s data with plans to publish the additional seven regions soon.  For more information, please see the CFC press release.


3. AMA STEPS Forward™ Podcast Episode 19 – Improve Practice Efficiency with EHR “Quick Wins” 

Dr. Marie Brown talks with podcast guest Nigel Girgrah, MD, Chief Wellness Officer at Ochsner Health, about how “quick win” system adjustments such as implementing badge logins, synchronizing refills, and decreasing EHR clicks can improve practice efficiency and reduce physician frustration. To learn more, check out the related AMA STEPS Forward™ toolkit.

Listen to the podcast.



COVID-19 Updates


1.     Omicron Subvariant Doubling Every Week In US: 5 Things To Know

2.     White House To Roll Out Next COVID-19 Plan

3.     NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities


2022 Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium

March 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

The Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium brings together faculty, staff, students and the community to:

  • Highlight and encourage health equity research;
  • Promote collaboration and networking; and
  • Encourage strategic planning and partnerships at the UNC School of Medicine.



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)