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Joint Commission Issues Advisory on Disinfecting Ophthalmology Devices

The Joint Commission has recommended that healthcare organizations review cleaning and disinfection instructions for tonometers and other ophthalmology devices to ensure that they are reprocessed appropriately. To prevent serious infections, instruments that touch intact surfaces of the eye must be high-level disinfected and those that

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Compounders Prohibited from Making, Distributing Certain Drugs

A federal court in Texas has ordered Pharm D Solutions to stop producing or distributing compounded drugs intended to be sterile until the company complies with federal law and other requirements, the Food and Drug Administration announced. In addition, a federal court in Illinois

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NCHA Mentorship Program: Mentor Application Deadline Extended to May 31

NCHA is committed to helping cultivate underrepresented women and men into healthcare leadership roles. We are launching a year-long mentorship program in 2019 to connect leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities. See the flyer for

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New Foundation Behavioral Health Tools

Opioid Patient Education Video The NCHA Opioid Patient Education Video was created by the University of California Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest. It was funded by the NC Department of Public Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and is available for public

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Registration Now Open for NCHA’s Summer Meeting July 17-19 in Pinehurst

Register now for NCHA’s 2019 Summer Membership Meeting July 17-19 at the Pinehurst Resort. This year’s theme is “Healthcare Reimagined: Our Communities, Our Future.” The annual NCHA Summer Membership Meeting is a great opportunity to network with your peers and gain valuable insights on our

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NC MedAssist: Dispensing Hope for the Uninsured

NC MedAssist is a non-profit free pharmacy that provides access to lifesaving prescription medications, patient support, advocacy, and related services to vulnerable and uninsured North Carolina residents. North Carolinians like Rodney C., who couldn’t afford $700 a month for his heart medication. He

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Proposed FY 2020 IPPS May Have an Incorrect Area Wage Index Value

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule may have an incorrect value regarding the area wage index (AWI). This involves the proposed reduction calculation for wage areas at and above the 75th percentile. CMS

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CBO Scores President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released estimates of the costs/ savings presented in the President’s FY2020 budget proposal. This year’s scoring pegs the savings at nearly $36 billion over 10 years. For details, see today’s second Financial Feature.

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Notes from Recent Medical Care Commission and SHCC Committee Meetings

Enclosed in today’s mailing is an NCHA Regulatory Report with notes from the May 10 Medical Care Commission meeting, the May 7 State Health Coordinating Council’s (SHCC) Acute Care Services Committee meeting, and the May 15 SHCC Technology and Equipment Committee meeting. It

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Rural Counts Policy Luncheons in May

Join rural advocates from across the state to learn how you can have a direct impact on state policy this year. The NC Rural Center is hosting six Rural Counts policy luncheons across the state to share regional updates on what’s happening in the

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