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NCHA Statement on Medicaid Managed Care Prepaid Health Plan Contract Awards

On February 4, 2019, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the recipients of contracts to participate as Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs) in Medicaid Managed Care when the program launches in November 2019. NCHA released the following statement in response: North

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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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December 2018 NCHA Webinars

Tuesday, Dec. 4 | 10 am-12 pm MRI Safety: Complying with ACR, CMS, The Joint Commission and More This webinar will cover the revised CMS hospital CoPs on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) along with the Joint Commission MRI requirements. Our speaker will review the American College

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State Health Plan Responds to NCHA’s Questions Regarding New Provider Network Initiative

The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) developed and submitted questions regarding the new State Health Plan Provider Network Initiative to the Treasurer via the e-mail process outlined on the State Health Plan Provider Network website. The State Health Plan’s written responses to our questions are

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Qualivis Rapid & Critical Response Staffing During Hurricane Florence

Several of NCHA’s members got to experience Qualivis’ new service, Rapid and Critical Response Staffing, in action during Hurricane Florence. Qualivis, NCHA’s workforce solution, helped to quickly supply 52 travelers to support staff overwhelmed by the storm. See where the travelers were sent below.

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Behavioral Health Resources Before, During and After a Disaster

NCHA has provided a list of mental health resources for hospitals, health systems, healthcare providers and first responders to use and share in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency crisis.   During the Crisis – Public Resources Give an Hour

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Free Access to Telehealth Services Through Storm

**If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.**   September 17 – Updated 3:30 pm Atrium Health – Atrium Health is waiving the regular fee for Virtual Visits completed in North Carolina and South Carolina, starting September 13. Patients will need to use

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Hospital Phone Service Affected by Storm in Many Areas

September 17, 2018 – Updated 1:30 PM ET First Health –  Phone service to all their locations has been restored. Onslow Memorial – Phone service is still out to their facility. See more information here. New Hanover Regional – Phone service has been restored.

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Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan available online

The North Carolina Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan has been posted at https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/ncsmfp/2019/proposed2019smfp.pdf. Comments on the SMFP are due July 25, 2018. The State Health Coordinating Council will hold six public hearings on the Proposed 2019 SMFP during July. The dates and locations can be found at https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/mfp/publichearing.html#smfp.

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“No One’s Ever Worked Through Something Like That”

“No One’s Ever Worked Through Something Like That” — How System Executives Supported Their Local EDs Through Harvey, Irma, and the Las Vegas Shooting Brought to you by HealthStream, dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations’ greatest asset: their people.

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