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Resources Abound for Co-Managing Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

There’s a new mobile app and other resources available to support the co-management of patients with sickle cell disease between family physicians and sickle cell experts. Known as the Sickle Cell Disease Toolbox, the resource is a mobile app that contains both health maintenance guidance for adults and children with sickle cell disease, as well […]

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Learn All About Advanced Health Care Directives in NC at NC Secretary of State Website

The NC Secretary of State’s Office has an excellent, comprehensive resource on Advanced Health Care Directives. Advance Health Care Directives are legal documents in which you give written instructions about your health care if, in the future, you cannot speak for yourself. The resource provides excellent, in-depth information, and includes access to the state’s searchable […]

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Medicare to Update Patient Identification Cards with Brand New ID Numbers

DHHS is informing all physicians and providers of the federally-mandated change to Medicare identification cards that is scheduled to begin April 1, 2018. The initiative addresses a confidentiality and security concern regarding the Medicare ID, which is based on a Social Security Number (SSN). CMS plans to replace the current SSN-based Medicare ID (Heath Insurance […]

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Fostering Health NC Publishes Free Resources on Fostering and Psychotropic Medications in Children

The North Carolina Pediatric Society’s Fostering Health NC, recently expanded its free resources to include local resources information for new foster families, and for parents considering psychotropic medication for their children. Supported by joint funding from The Duke Endowment and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Fostering Health NC couples targeted implementation […]

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The State Health Plan Discontinues Diabetes Prevention Program

The North Carolina State Health Plan has discontinued the Diabetes Prevention Program for plan members. Members can still access lifestyle coaching through the population health management program, NCHealthSmart, and continue to visit in-network dieticians to discuss their risk for diabetes. The Health Plan has several online resources for plan members, including the Diabetes Resources Center […]

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CDC Releases Updated 2017 Immunization Schedules

The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2017 adult and the 2017 childhood immunization schedules. Changes this year include updated recommendations for a two-dose schedule of nine-valent HPV vaccine for patients ages 11-12, a two-dose schedule of meningitis B vaccine for […]

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