Connecting to NC HealthConnexConnecting to NC HealthConnex

Most healthcare providers who receive state funds, such as Medicaid, are required to connect to NC HealthConnex by June 1, 2020. If your agency isn’t connected in time, you may be unable to receive payments for services you provide. However, many behavioral health agencies don’t know what connecting to the health information exchange (HIE) fully ...
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Ten Indicators That You Should Replace and Modernize Your EHR SystemTen Indicators That You Should Replace and Modernize Your EHR System

Ten indicators that you should replace and modernize your Electronic Health Record (EHR). If your agency has three of these indicators, you should search for another EHR.   Not all EHRs are created equally. Some are archaic and cumbersome, and require too much IT support. Some are expensive and yet still do not do everything that you ...
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Transitioning from SSNs to New Medicare Identifier Numbers and CardsTransitioning from SSNs to New Medicare Identifier Numbers and Cards

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has removed Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards. Previously, each Medicaid recipient had a Social Security Number (SSN)-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). New Medicare identifier numbers replace the previous SSN-based numbers. Since April 2019, each Medicare member has been issued a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier ...
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What is the NC HIE?What is the NC HIE?

North Carolina behavioral health providers are buzzing about the statewide mandate to connect to the health information exchange (HIE) – NC HealthConnex. But, many are unclear as to what exactly it is and what they need to do. What is NC HealthConnex? NC HealthConnex is the state-designated health information exchange. It’s designed to link various health systems ...
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Inside Behavioral Health: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderInside Behavioral Health: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a complex and often misunderstood neurological disorder. Millions of children and adults live with ADHD. While the disorder is commonly diagnosed in childhood, it often continues into adulthood. Additionally, there are 3 subtypes of ADHD. New research and data on ADHD are constantly being published. The medical condition is undoubtedly ...
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The Direct Correlation Between EHR Usability and Physician BurnoutThe Direct Correlation Between EHR Usability and Physician Burnout

Healthcare professionals agree Electronic Health Record (EHR) usability improves their everyday workflow. However, a new study suggests certain features of EHR solutions add unnecessary stress and physician burnout. Clinicians spend approximately half of their time on administrative tasks, according to a study by JAMA Network Open. The culprit of these long clerical hours? EHR inboxes. ...
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