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Taking Care of Patients, Come Hurricanes or High Water

In September 2018, Hurricane Florence hit eastern North Carolina. Flooding, power outages and days of rain caused billions of dollars in damage. As many communities struggled to hold on, hospitals across the central and eastern regions of the state had their own mission

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North Carolina Hospitals Respond to State Health Plan Announcement

We are pleased to see this positive step forward for the benefit of North Carolina teachers, state employees and retirees. While the specific benefit design for this plan has yet to be seen, this move will help maintain access to in-network care for

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Hospital Leaders Condemn Employee Union for Personal Attacks

Earlier this week, an organization funded by the State Employees Association of North Carolina launched a website and television commercial personally attacking North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) Board Chair Dr. Mike Waldrum, who has been a vocal champion for his community. Dr. Waldrum,

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NCHA Statement on Revised State Health Plan Proposal

Regarding the North Carolina State Treasurer’s announcement yesterday that he will further alter the State Health Plan in an effort to lure more hospitals, decisions about whether or not to opt-in to the Treasurer’s new offer remain up to individual hospitals and health

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Cherokee Indian Hospital Director of Quality Featured in COSMOS Magazine

Cherokee Indian Hospital Director of Quality Featured in COSMOS Magazine COSMOS Compliance Universe magazine interviewed Teri L. Morris, RN BSN CHC-F, Director of Quality/Patient Safety at Cherokee Indian Hospital, to get some insight into the hospital’s successful compliance program for its May 2019

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North Carolina Population Health Collaborative

The North Carolina Population Health Collaborative is comprised of representatives of existing North Carolina Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and aspiring ACO participants and partners. The collaborative provides an opportunity for emerging and developing ACOs to share experiences and ideas about transitioning to accountable, value-driven, healthcare

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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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