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June 15, 2021

June 24 Deadline to Apply for Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements (C8E) Funding

Health centers have until Thursday, June 24, to submit their ARP – Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements (C8E) application in EHBs. Visit the HRSA C8E TA webpage for award submission guidance, recordings of the question and answer sessions, and other resources. See the recently updated C8E FAQs webpage. Capital Link, a HRSA-funded National Training and TA Partner (NTTAP), recently hosted webinars to support health centers with their applications.

Let’s Bring Summer Back!

Governor Cooper shared an exciting announcement to motivate those who have not yet been vaccinated — and thank those who have! As part of North Carolina’s effort to Bringing Summer Back with safe, effective and free COVID-19 vaccines, North Carolina is launching the Your Shot At a Million Summer Cash Drawings. Four vaccinated North Carolinians 18 and older will win $1 million each and four North Carolinians ages 12 to 17 will win $125,000 for post-secondary education.

Visit SummerVaxCash.com for details about the program.

Medicaid Managed Care PHP Auto-Assignment

Medicaid beneficiaries who are transitioning to managed care who did not select a pre-paid health plan (PHP) during Open Enrollment have been auto-assigned to a plan. Click here to view the PHP enrollment summary. Beneficiaries have until September 30, 2021 to switch to a different PHP, whether they actively selected a plan or were auto-assigned to a plan. To switch to a different PHP, beneficiaries should contact the Enrollment Broker at 1-833-870-5500.

Additionally, beneficiaries have two “without cause” opportunities to switch their primary care provider (PCP). They can switch their PCP by August 1, 2021, as well as one additional time. To switch to a different PCP, beneficiaries should contact their PHP.

Beneficiaries can also switch their PHP and PCP during their annual Medicaid recertification.

In the News

Rare Cases Of Heart Inflammation In Young Vaccine Recipients Prompts Emergency CDC Meeting, Becker’s Hospital Review, 6-11-21

Learning Opportunity

NCS-ACOFP Hosts Annual CME Conference at the Pinehurst Resort

The annual North Carolina Society for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (NCS-ACOFP) Annual CME Conference will be held at the beautiful Pinehurst Resort on August 13 – 15, 2021. Conference registration and guest room reservations are open. The event will offer up to 18 AOA Category 1-A Credits.  This Primary Care Update will include lecture tracks focusing on Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine, Pain/Addiction Medicine, COVID-19, Obesity/Lipids/Nutrition and Practice Management. The lecture schedule is available here.

Virtual access will be provided for attendees that cannot attend in person. You can select the option to attend virtually on the registration form. Early Bird registration rates end July 5th.

The conference will include a Regional Poster Competition and Exhibition on Saturday, 8/14 that is open to medical students, interns, residents, fellows, faculty, practicing physicians and medical administrators. Read the details here.

Visit the NCS-ACOFP website for information about the hotel room rates, conference social activities and registration rates. If you have questions, contact Nancy Guy, NCS-ACOFP Director at [email protected] or at 910-893-7960.

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