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NC Healthcare Association Honors Joan Wynn with Clinical Leadership Award

July 18, 2019 — Joan Wynn, PhD, RN, chief quality and patient safety officer for Vidant Health in Greenville, has been awarded the North Carolina Healthcare Association’s (NCHA) 2019 Clinical Leadership Award. This award honors an individual who has demonstrated exemplary clinical leadership

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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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Draft 2020 State Medical Facilities Plan Posted Online

The proposed 2020 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) has been posted on the NC Division of Health Service Regulation’s website. Public hearings on the proposed SMFP will be held statewide in July. Today’s NCHA Regulatory Report has more details. Also included in the report are proposed

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NCHA Submits Comment Letter on CMS’s Guidance for Hospital Co-Location with Other Hospitals or Healthcare Facilities

NCHA submitted a comment letter addressing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed guidance for hospital co-location with other hospitals or health care facilities. This draft guidance represents an important update to existing CMS policy. While CMS’s general allowance of co-location

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NCHA Submits Comment Letter Addressing IPPS Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year 2020 in April 2019. The proposed rule affects Inpatient PPS Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals.

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NCHA Names Cynthia Charles as Vice President of Communications and Public Relations

Cary, NC – June 14, 2019 – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) has named Cynthia Charles to the position of vice president of communications and public relations. Charles will be responsible for developing and implementing public relations and communications activities to support

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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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