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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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N.C. House Passes Measure Calling for Collaboration on State Health Plan

House Bill 184 Establishes Study Committee Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation to establish a joint legislative study committee to examine and redesign the State Health Plan in a way that adopts

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Building a better State Health Plan requires collaboration

Raleigh, NC – March 28, 2019  – This week, leaders and members of the House Health Committee stood up for the people and communities that elected them by supporting House Bill 184, calling for a study committee to evaluate and recommend redesign of

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FirstHealth recognized by NCHA for partnership to improve children’s health

The Daily Mile program gets kids and families moving February 21, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – FirstHealth of the Carolinas was honored this week by The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) with NCHA’s inaugural Healthier Communities Award. The newly-created award recognizes collaborative work

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The Outer Banks Hospital recognized by NCHA for innovation to support patients, community members with dementia

February 21, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – The Outer Banks Hospital was honored this week by The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) with NCHA’s inaugural Highsmith Award for Innovation. Named for Dr. John Highsmith, the first president of NCHA, the newly-created award recognizes

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State Health Plan Proposed Changes Threaten Healthcare Access for All

Raleigh NC – November 28, 2018 – Healthcare leaders across the state say the impact of proposed changes to the State Health Plan will limit choices for all North Carolinians, including state employees, teachers and their families in need of healthcare services. A

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North Carolina Healthcare Providers Express Concern Over Proposed State Health Plan Network

New Strategy Threatens Access to Care for all North Carolinians October 24, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – Leaders from North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems and the NC Medical Society are expressing concerns over a new network for the State Health Plan that

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General Assembly, Governor Cooper Approve Hurricane Relief Funding for Community Hospitals

Funds to be administered through the North Carolina Hospital Foundation October 19, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – This week, Governor Cooper signed into law a disaster relief bill developed by the NC General Assembly that provides $500,000 in financial assistance for community hospitals

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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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