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NC Medicaid Announces Direct Enrollment of Mid-Level Providers

Take action now to ensure that your claims are not suspended or denied.

In accordance with new Federal regulations, claims for services will no longer be filed as "incident to" in NCTracks. All attending, rendering, ordering, prescribing or referring providers in NC Medicaid or NC Health Choice, including Physician Assistants (PAs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), are encouraged to begin submitting enrollment applications now to NCTracks. This will ensure that your claims are not suspended on November 1, 2016 – the effective date of this new rule. Visit the Provider Enrollment page.

For all claims submitted beginning November 1, the provider’s National Provider Identifier (NPI) will be required as a data element on the claim for programs listed in this May 2016 Special Bulletin. Any NPI entered on a claim will be validated, even if it is not required for that service/claim type. Limited exceptions to this new regulation include any Resident or Intern in a Graduate Dental and Medical Education program.

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NEW "How To Handle Hypothyroidism" Poster Now Available

As part of its 2016 Thyroid Awareness Campaign, which addresses the fundamentals of hypothyroidism in a patient-friendly manner, AACE is pleased to announce the availability of our "How to Handle Hypothyroidism: Suspect, Detect, Defeat" poster. The full-color, 11" x 17" patient education display explains what hypothyroidism is, highlights visually the many symptoms that hypothyroidism can cause, and addresses treatment.

The poster is now available to AACE members at no cost. Email Mary Green at to advise how many copies you'd like to receive and where to send them.

Upcoming Endocrine Coding Courses

To help physicians and their staffs obtain current and up-to-date coding, billing and compliance practices. The AACE offers the following endocrine-specific coding courses. Participants will gain knowledge of commercial and federal coding conventions and guidelines in order to obtain appropriate reimbursements in a compliant and efficient way.

San Antonio, TX
October 20: Bridge the Gaps in Endocrine Coding
October 21: AACE Your E/M Coding

Atlanta, GA
November 14: Coding Essentials for Endocrinology
November 15: AACE Your E/M Coding

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