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NCHA supports N.C. legislation to increase access to telehealth services

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems endorse legislation introduced today that will support healthcare providers in meeting the needs of patients and communities across the state through increased access to telehealth care. Primary bill sponsors

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Hospitals and health systems support N.C. legislative proposal to expand health insurance access to working families

Closing the coverage gap is a priority for healthcare providers Raleigh, NC – April 9, 2019  –  The North Carolina Healthcare Association endorses House Bill 655: NC Health Care for Working Families Act as a common-sense option to close the coverage gap and

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General Assembly Returns for 2019 Long Session

The NC General Assembly officially convened the 2019 legislative long session on Jan. 30.House Bill 5 and Senate Bill 3, “Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap,” were filed on the first day in the respective chambers by members of the Democratic Party. Both are considered “clean” expansion bills

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North Carolina General Assembly Returns for 2019 Long Session

The North Carolina House and Senate held their organizational sessions this past week for the purpose of electing officers and adopting rules for each chamber. Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger were both re-elected to their respective positions. Several

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NCHA Responds to Treasurer Dale Folwell’s New Provider Reimbursement Plan

October 4, 2018 – Cary, NC – Once again, State Treasurer Dale Folwell has proven that he has neither an insurance nor a healthcare background and is unwilling to work with those who do. Mr. Folwell, an accountant, has limited understanding of the complexity

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Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day is a coordinated effort to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.

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Update on 340B

The US House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee met this week to discuss the 340B program. Notes from the meeting are attached. The focus of this hearing was moderation of the program, not cuts. Of note was a question by Rep. Hudson (NC): “In

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US House Committee releases 340B legislation ahead of July 11 hearing

The US House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee recently posted more than a dozen bills and discussion drafts related to the 340 drug savings program as it prepares to hold a July 11 hearing on improving the program. Among other changes, the bills would void recent

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NC General Assembly adjourned until November; 340B hearing July 11

The NC General Assembly adjourned the 2018 short session Friday after just six weeks of deliberation. They will reconvene on Nov. 27, 2018. The purpose of that session is unknown, but the resolution states that the normal rules for bill introduction and consideration

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Gov. Cooper Signs IVC Bill

On Friday, Governor Cooper signed into law SB 630, Revise IVC Laws to Improve Behavioral Health. The reforms in this bill were developed with the input of statewide multi-sector behavioral health workgroups convened over a two-year period by NCHA. This week, North Carolina legislators are

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