News

Application Process Open for NCHF Disaster Relief Fund

The application process is open for the North Carolina Hospital Foundation’s (NCHF) Disaster Relief Fund to aid North Carolina hospital and health system employees who suffered significant property loss to their homes or residences during Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding. The funding

Read more

Survey: Feedback Sought on State’s Medical Response to Hurricane Florence

The NC Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is partnering with Crisis Focus, LLC, to conduct an After-Action Review of the State’s medical response to Hurricane Florence. The review will be focused on state and coalition level response, not at the individual level.

Read more

BCBSNC Donates $500,000 to NC Medical Society Foundation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has given $500,000 to the NC Medical Society Foundation’s disaster relief program to help offset costs from Hurricane Florence. The NCMS Foundation’s disaster relief program is meant to reestablish medical care to affected areas after such

Read more

CMS to Apply Disaster Waiver for MIPS Clinicians affected by Hurricane Florence

CMS will automatically apply a disaster waiver to certain Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) clinicians who live or practice in areas that were affected by Hurricanes Florence or Michael, or the California wildfires. These MIPS clinicians will automatically qualify for the program’s extreme

Read more

Call for Nominations: NCHA Winter Meeting Awards

NCHA is pleased to introduce two new awards to be presented at the Winter Membership Meeting in February 2019. The Healthier Communities Award will recognize collaborative work by an NCHA member institution or institutions to promote health and well-being by addressing an identified community need. The Highsmith

Read more

Statewide Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative for Acute Care NC hospitals

The NC Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Surveillance for Healthcare Associated and Resistant Pathogens Patient Safety (SHARPPS) Program has a statewide antibiotic stewardship initiative for acute care hospitals in North Carolina, Stewardship of Antibiotic Resources (STAR) Partners. This is a multi-tiered recognition and mentorship program

Read more

CMS’s Online Tool Shows Cost Differences for Certain Surgical Procedures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched a new online tool that allows consumers to compare Medicare payments and copayments for certain procedures that are performed in both hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers. The Procedure Price Lookup tool displays national averages for the amount

Read more

OIG Report Says Vulnerabilities Exist in Hospital Wage Index System

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General recently issued a report identifying vulnerabilities in the hospital wage index system for Medicare payments. “As a result of these vulnerabilities, wage indexes may not always accurately reflect local labor prices and, therefore,

Read more

CMS Issues Update on HealthCare.gov Enrollment

More than 2.4 million people selected a 2019 health plan (140,741 in North Carolina) through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1-24, including more than 500,000 last week, according to a report from CMS. More than three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new

Read more

Study: Most Health Insurance Markets Highly Concentrated

Seventy-three percent of U.S. health insurance markets are highly concentrated, based on guidelines used by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission to assess market competition, according to a study released recently by the American Medical Association. In 91 percent of the 380 metropolitan

Read more

Visit Us

North Carolina Healthcare Association

2400 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Directions

Main: 919-677-2400
Fax: 919-677-4200

Contact Us