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Peer support pilot shows significant reduction in opioid-related emergency visits

NCHA, NC DHHS partnership addresses critical issue through engagement, empathy Raleigh, NC – June 11, 2019 – A year after the announcement of a $1.37 million pilot program  employing individuals living in recovery with substance use disorder as part of emergency department care

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NC Healthcare Providers Renew Call for Collaboration on State Health Plan

$1.23 billion cash balance at State Health Plan could preserve care, transform plan Raleigh, NC – June 7, 2019 – At this week’s meeting of the North Carolina State Health Plan Board of Trustees, staff reported a cash balance of $1.23 billion, with

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NC Healthcare Providers Renew Call for Collaboration on State Health Plan

$1.23 billion cash balance at State Health Plan could preserve care, transform plan Raleigh, NC – June 7, 2019 – At this week’s meeting of the North Carolina State Health Plan Board of Trustees, staff reported a cash balance of $1.23 billion, with

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Final Rural Counts Policy Lunch is May 30 in Jacksonville

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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Register to Attend the 2019 Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit

Register now for the 2019 Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit, an event to learn about solutions to address the opioid epidemic. The Summit, June 11-12 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, is a two-day training and networking event with local and national leaders. In 2017, Governor

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North Carolina Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness Conference June 22

South East AHEC is having a NC Radiation Oncology Disaster Preparedness conference on June 22 at the Embassy Suites in Wilmington. This conference was established following the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, including its direct impact on the subpopulation of radiation oncology patients and their treatments. It

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Study: Hospital Community Benefits Far Exceed Federal Tax Exemption

Tax-exempt hospitals and health systems provided $95 billion in community benefits in 2016, almost 11 times the value of their federal tax exemption, according to an analysis by Ernst & Young released by the American Hospital Association. A separate analysis by the AHA shows that tax-exempt

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DHS Releases Resource for Hospitals on Active Shooter Incidents

The US Department of Homeland Security has released a new resource to help hospitals and health systems prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident. Among other areas, the action guide includes DHS recommendations for what staff should do if there is an active

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CMS Releases Details on Applying for New Ambulance Service Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a request for applications from Medicare-enrolled ambulance suppliers and providers to participate in its new payment model for emergency ambulance services beginning in 2020. Announced in February, the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) model will enable participating ambulance

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Hospitals Invited to Participate in 2019 CAQH Index Survey

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) encourages hospitals to participate in its 2019 CAQH Index. The confidential survey, underway through July 15, tracks the adoption of HIPAA-mandated and other electronic administrative transactions for conducting routine business between health care providers and health plans. It

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