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CDC Confirms 62 Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Virus in 22 U.S. States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it has confirmed 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis – a polio-like illness that mostly affects children and can cause paralysis. The 62 cases are in 22 states so far, CDC said. In addition, 127 cases

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Cybersecurity for Medical Device Industry

The Food and Drug Administration today issued draft guidance that provides recommendations to the medical device industry on cybersecurity considerations for device design, labeling and documentation that the FDA recommends be included in premarket submissions for medical devices with cybersecurity risk. The guidance builds on the

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HHS Awards $293 Million to Help Expand Primary Healthcare Workforce

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration today announced $293 million in awards to expand the primary health care workforce for clinicians and students through the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps programs. The NHSC and Nurse

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Webinar: NC Healthcare Worker Diversion Prevention Toolkit

The Coalition for Model Opioids Practices in Health Systems, a partnership between NCHA and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, has created a Healthcare Worker Diversion Toolkit with information and best practices to prevent and respond to healthcare worker suffering with substance use disorders. Join us for

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Register Now for NCHA’s Government Payors Summit Oct. 30

Register by Oct. 23 to attend NCHA’s Government Payors Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary. This program, in partnership with the he North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, will: Update providers on the latest

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General Assembly, Governor Cooper Approve Hurricane Relief Funding for Community Hospitals

Funds to be administered through the North Carolina Hospital Foundation October 19, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – This week, Governor Cooper signed into law a disaster relief bill developed by the NC General Assembly that provides $500,000 in financial assistance for community hospitals

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CMS Announces Participants in New Value-Based Bundled Payment Model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center has announced a new voluntary episode payment model, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced, that will test a new iteration of bundled payments for 32 Clinical Episodes and aims to align incentives among participating healthcare

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Fund Established to Assist NC Healthcare Workers Affected by Florence

The North Carolina Hospital Foundation has established a disaster relief fund to support North Carolina healthcare workers who suffered significant property loss to their homes during Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding. For more information and to donate, visit https://www.ncha.org/disasterrelieffund. UNC Football is also

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New Screening Process for Adult Care Homes Starting Nov. 1

The NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is implementing the Referral Screening Verification Process (RSVP) for individuals being considered for admission to an Adult Care Home (ACH) effective Nov. 1, 2018. RSVP will replace Pre-Admission Screening Resident Review (PASRR) for ACHs, providing a more

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Webinars to Review Planned Updates to National Response Framework

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a one-hour webinar on Oct. 15, 18, 24and 26 to review and answer questions about planned updates to the National Response Framework to incorporate learnings from the 2017 hurricane and wildfire season. For details and to

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