Practice Support Services

Health care practices in North Carolina face many challenges. Our quality improvement coaches (QICs) are trained to work with you to transform the way in which care is delivered in your practice.

We provide on-site training and assistance on the tools and systems you need to:

  • Provide consistently high-quality care to all patients, all the time
  • Complete today’s work today
  • Prepare your practice for value-based payment initiatives. Apply for services

Practice Support Blog Updates

Our Services

  • QPP and MIPS: We’re Here to Help You!
    The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) and Alliant Quality are working together to help small practices in North Carolina understand and successfully participate in the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS). This support for QPP MIPS is available at no cost to you. Contact us for local, in-state support at 919-445-3508 or

    For more information about the program, please visit
  • Quality Improvement Consulting
    We provide expert, on-site quality improvement consulting as well as workshops, training, webinars, peer-to-peer learning events and group collaboratives to enhance care and improve patient and care team satisfaction. We combine informed, technical knowledge with seasoned practicality to help practices improve patient care outcomes.
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Consulting
    NC AHEC has assisted over 1,200 primary care practices in adopting an EHR and supported over 2,500 providers in achieving Meaningful Use.
  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV
    This is a Quality Improvement Project for MOC by the American Board of Pediatrics, and an Alternative Activity for Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) Part IV Credit by The American Board of Family Practice. For more information on how to use your participation in the NC AHEC Practice Support Program to earn MOC Part IV credit, contact Monique Mackey by email or by phone at 919-445-3501.
Northwest AHEC is pleased to announce that NC AHEC has partnered with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Division of Health Benefits to help transition healthcare providers to Medicaid Managed Care. Practice Support is providing on-site comprehensive Medicaid Managed Care education and assistance to healthcare providers across the state. To access our services, contact us via (phone number) or (email address). More information and resources are also available via the NC Medicaid website for providers.  

Support Survey

Please help us understand more about your practice and your need for assistance with MIPS by completing this short NC AHEC QPP MIPS Support Survey.