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Qualivis Offers Customized Workforce Solutions

Streamlining and simplifying the staffing process is top of mind for hospital administrators nationwide. That’s why Qualivis, the national provider of workforce solutions endorsed by NCHA, now offers an expanded, robust suite of workforce solutions and enhanced services to help hospitals manage their

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N.C. House Passes Measure Calling for Collaboration on State Health Plan

House Bill 184 Establishes Study Committee Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Raleigh, N.C. – Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation to establish a joint legislative study committee to examine and redesign the State Health Plan in a way that adopts

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NCHA Board Approves New Members

This month, the NCHA’s Board of Trustees approved three new membership applications, including the first applicants for NCHA’s new membership categories — Associate and Affiliate. More information about membership types may be found on NCHA’s website here. Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, is

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CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule that would require CMS-participating hospitals (those who receive reimbursement for Medicare patients) to send notifications of a patient’s inpatient admission, discharge, and/or transfer (ADT) to community providers and

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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment 6 Final Report

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its final report for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period 6, which ran from Nov. 1, 2018 to Dec. 15, 2018. To read a summary of the report, click here. To view

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GAO: Private Coverage Remains Concentrated Among Largest Insurers

Enrollment in private health insurance plans remained concentrated among a small number of issuers in 2015 and 2016, according to a report released last week by the Government Accountability Office. The three largest issuers continued to hold 80 percent or more of the large group,

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HRSA Announces Funding to Test Network Approach to Rural Maternal Care

The Health Resources and Services Administration expects to award up to $9 million over four years to develop a sustainable network approach to coordinate maternal and obstetrics care in rural regions. The pilot program also aims to increase access to preconception, pregnancy, labor and delivery,

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CDC: Healthcare-Associated Infections Declined in 2017

Acute-care hospitals reduced Clostridium difficile infections by 13 percent and central line-associated bloodstream infections by 9 percent in 2017, according to the latest progress report on reducing health care-associated infections from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitals also reduced methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections by 8 percent, catheter-associated

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CDC Urges Providers to Vaccinate At-Risk Patients for Hepatitis A

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported more than 15,000 U.S. cases of hepatitis A since 2016, including 8,500 hospitalizations and 140 deaths. “For many states, this has resulted in an unprecedented number of hepatitis A cases among unvaccinated adults since hepatitis A

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Around the State

Atrium Health recently announced that Vicki Block has been hired as senior vice president of the Central Division starting April 1. Block will lead facility operations for three hospitals — Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, the largest hospital in the region, as well

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