NCMS Morning Rounds 8-25-21

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August 25, 2021

Reminder from NCTracks on NPI Authorization Code Request Process

To prevent unauthorized users from accessing the NCTracks Provider Record without provisioning, NC Tracks is implementing a new process for requesting an NPI authorization code. Previously, providers were able to receive the authorization code associated with an NPI, which is required to complete the Currently Enrolled Provider (CEP) Registration process and OA Change process, by calling the NCTracks Call Center and giving the NPI and Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN).

There is now a new process with enhanced security features for providers to receive the authorization code. This new process may also be used if the provider received an authorization code and the system stated the authorization code and NPI combination is invalid.

Learn more about the process here.

Rural Health Centers (RHC) Capital Grant

The purpose of grants awarded under this program is to support State Designated Rural Health Centers (SDRHC). The Office of Rural Health (ORH) assists underserved communities and populations with developing innovative strategies for improving access, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. The ability of a health care facility to meet the needs of a rural patient population is directly related to the efficiency, size and quality of the facility and its equipment. Capital Grant funding allows for investment in health care infrastructure, including the construction, renovation and expansion of rural health care facilities. Capital investments can also be made through the purchase and installation of major equipment and technology. Capital Grant funding does not support staff salaries and requests should not duplicate Community Health, Farmworker Health, or SDRHC grant funded operating projects.

Learn more about this opportunity here.

NCMS Member Opportunity from MAHEC

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) located in Asheville, has been a leader in health care for almost 50 years. With 900+ employees and an annual operating budget of $100 million, MAHEC is the largest non-profit in Western North Carolina. They are currently searching for their next CEO and invite you to learn more about their innovative and mission-driven organization!

View more information about their organization, role of the CEO, and application process here.

In the News

Pediatricians Warn Against Administering Off-Label Shots After FDA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Approval, Becker’s, 8-24-21

Learning Opportunity

WellCare of NC – Provider Virtual Office Hours, Thursday, August 26, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Individuals who will benefit from this informative webinar are:

  • Office Managers
  • Office Administrators
  • Billing Staff
  • Authorization Staff

Click this link at the time at the event to join.

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Meeting ID: 980 7107 2512

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