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State Health Coordinating Council Meets to Discuss Dialysis Services

Several members of the State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) recently met with dialysis providers in a public meeting to discuss moving dialysis services to the Acute Care Chapter of the annual State Medical Facilities Plan. Such a move would also entail changing from

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Proposed Rules for Radiation Protection Program and Pharmacy

Proposed rules of interest to health systems were posted recently in the NC Register. The NC Department of Health and Human Services proposes fee increases for maintaining the radiation protection program. The NC Board of Pharmacy proposes RN dispensing of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies

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2019 Hospital Licensure Renewal Form Available

The 2019 Hospital Licensure Renewal Form has been issued by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR). The Division has also provided a WORD version of the form for internal use in gathering data. It is downloadable on NCHA’s website here. Note that

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State Health Coordinating Council Meets to Finalize 2019 SMFP

The State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) met Oct. 3 to finalize policies and need methodologies for the 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP). For more details, including a summary of the reports from the three SHCC committee, see today’s NCHA Regulatory Report.

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Notes from Sept. 11 SHCC Acute Care Services Committee

The State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) Acute Care Services Committee met Sept. 11 to review petitions and comments received on the Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan. For more details, see the attached memo. Recommendations of the Acute Care Services Committee will be considered

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Proposed Rule Changes in NC Register

Today’s NCHA Regulatory Report includes information, hearing dates, comment periods and effective dates for the following proposed rule changes posted to the North Carolina Register:  Proposed Rule Changes for Medical Care Commission (impacts Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities)

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Comments Due Aug. 24: DMA Clinical Coverage Policy No. 2A-1

The NC Division of Medical Assistance has proposed changes to its Acute Inpatient Hospital Service Clinical Coverage Policy 2A-1. The policy includes proposed changes for reimbursement of behavioral health services provided to patients awaiting an inpatient psychiatric bed when they are admitted as

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DMA Proposes Changes to Acute Inpatient Hospital Service Clinical Coverage Policy

The NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) has proposed several changes to its Acute Inpatient Hospital Service Clinical Coverage Policy and to several of its prior approval policies and criteria. Among others, Policy 2A-1. Acute Inpatient Hospital Services includes proposed changes for reimbursement

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Proposed rules of interest to health systems

The NC Department of Insurance is initiating the re-adoption process for rules in Chapter 16 of the Administrative Code, including a section on Health Maintenance Organization Filings and Standards. For more details, see today’s NCHA Regulatory Report. The report also includes, among other

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Notes from the May 30 SHCC meeting

The State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) met May 30 to establish approval for policies and need methodologies for the Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan. The three standing committee’s reports were provided. Details from the meeting are in today’s NCHA Regulatory Report.

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