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NC Congressional Contacts

Here is an updated staff list for North Carolina’s Congressional Delegation. We have included emails and phone numbers for the healthcare advisors, all of whom are ready to help should you need congressional intervention after the storm.

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NCHA Strategic Partners Monitoring Supply Needs

NCHA Strategic Partners staff has reached out to its supplier Vizient to confirm that the State Operated Healthcare Facilities in eastern North Carolina have activated their disaster preparedness plans to receive priority shipments tomorrow for food (through US Foods) and medical supplies (Owens & Minor).

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Rapid Response Staffing Available Through Qualivis

When a natural disaster strikes, demand can quickly overwhelm your team pre and post storm. Qualivis offers easy access to a nationwide network to simplify and speed the search process, so that you can focus on providing patient care. There is no cost

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Mobile Communications Rapid-Response Teams

Following Hurricane Matthew, one of the identified needs in the aftermath was help with restoring mobile communications. All of the major mobile carriers have rapid-response teams and plans in place to deploy emergency equipment including portable generators, fuel trucks, Cell On Wheels (COWs), Cells on

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Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day is a coordinated effort to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.

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Joint Letter to CMS Addresses Medicare Bad Debt Policy Changes

In recent months, many hospitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia have experienced increased focus and scrutiny of their Medicare bad debts by Palmetto GBA (Jurisdiction M Medicare Administrator Contractor) and its subcontractors. These reviews are applying new documentation requirements

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Asks MedPAC to Examine Consolidation

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders Aug. 30 sent a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission asking it to conduct additional research on hospital consolidation and the financial impact it has on Medicare patients and the program. Among other areas, the committee asks MedPAC

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Ways and Means Chair Urge CMS to Further Reduce Medicare Burdens

House Ways and Means Committee Chairs sent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma recommendations to further alleviate Medicare administrative and regulatory burdens for hospitals, post-acute care providers and physicians. Among other actions, the committee leaders urge CMS to establish principles for streamlining

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Hospital Groups Refile Lawsuit to Reverse 340B Payment Cuts

The American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals, and three hospital plaintiffs (includes Park Ridge Health in Hendersonville) refiled a lawsuit in federal district court seeking expedited relief from Medicare payment cuts for many hospitals in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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Report: ACOs Saved $314M in 2017

Accountable care organizations saved Medicare about $314 million in 2017, according to CMS data set released Aug. 30. The data showed that overall the program’s 472 ACOs caring for 9 million beneficiaries accounted for $1.1 billion in gross savings. The data also showed 60 percent

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