NCMS Morning Rounds 4-6-21

Enjoy Tuesday’s NCMS Morning Rounds.

April 6, 2021

Easily Refer Patients for YMCA Evidence-Based Health Programs

Over the past 12 months, the YMCA of the Triangle created virtual classes for each of the evidence-based programs below and are currently enrolling for Summer programs. Our team is seeing strong virtual and in-person health outcomes and are currently offering both in-person and virtual programs.

• Moving For Better Balance
• Diabetes Prevention Program
• Weight Loss Program
• Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
• Y Fit Kid – Healthy Weight & Your Child

The NCMS’ Our Community Health Initiative offers an easy way to refer patients to these programs through the EHR and receive progress reports back. Learn more about this Initiative here. We’re currently in the process of expanding the program to other Y’s in the state. Watch your NCMS Morning Rounds for updates.

During the pandemic the YMCA has helped many individuals make progress toward a healthier lifestyle. Here is weight loss program participant Stacy Askew’s story:

When I joined the YMCA Medical Membership Program I had no idea how impactful this program would be. Weight loss and a health and wellness journey have neither a beginning or an end – it truly is a lifelong conscious decision to make good choices for yourself and your family.

After just over one year into the program I have gained more confidence in group fitness classes and cycle classes. I run now and train with weights confidently. My family and I eat healthier – making sure we get between 7 – 8 servings of fruit and vegetables every day. And because of these changes and the incredible support of the YMCA Medical Member coaches I have lost 40 pounds.

Maternal Health Trainings Available On-Demand

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has a valuable collection of videos on maternal health available for on-demand access. The training videos include topics such as perinatal substance use disorder treatment, working collaboratively with childbirth educators like doulas and culturally appropriate childbirth education.

Learn more and access this resource here.

Foundation to Fund Programs on Health Care Quality in the Carolinas

The CCME Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting health care improvement in the Carolinas, is accepting applications from eligible nonprofit organizations that work to improve health care for individuals and communities through measurable outcome improvement projects. The CCME Foundation, which is funded by the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence, is offering one-year grants from $5,000 up to $50,000 to be awarded based on a project’s impact on health care improvements and access for individuals and communities, particularly the uninsured and under-served populations.

Learn more and apply here.

Applications may be submitted through June 15, 2021 (5 p.m.) at CCME Foundation. Awards will be announced July 31,2021.

Applicants with current 501(c)(3) status will be considered, including faith-based, hospital/provider/clinic, educational institutions and community service organizations. Programs should focus on healthy lifestyles and quality of life; increasing access to culturally and linguistically appropriate care; consumer-centered care and decision making; dissemination of education and health-related information; and patient safety improvement. The CCME Foundation will not fund reimbursable direct patient care services, facility construction/remodeling of facilities, lobbying, and fundraising activities.

All awardees will be required to submit online quarterly progress reports throughout the contract period.

In the News

Study: 1 Dose of mRNA Vaccine May Be Enough For Those Previously Infected With COVID-19, Becker’s Hospital Review, 4-2-21

Learning Opportunity

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (Conference Call), Thursday, April 8 from 2 to 3 PM

Agenda includes:
• FY 2022 Hospice Proposed Rule Updates
• Recent Corrections to Home Health Claims Processing
• Public Reporting/Hospice Compare updates
• Hospice Quality Reporting Program updates

To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Reference Conference Passcode: 8604468

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



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