US Life Expectancy Falls to 78.6 Years; Overdose, Suicide Deaths Climb

US life expectancy at birth continued to decline in 2017, from 78.7 years to 78.6, largely due to increase deaths from unintentional injuries, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to separate reports examining deaths from drug overdoses and suicide, the

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Position Available

The Veterinary Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University is seeking applications for a Hospital Administrator. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to provide visionary leadership for a world-class veterinary hospital at one of the nation’s leading

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State Health Plan Proposed Changes Threaten Healthcare Access for All

Raleigh NC – November 28, 2018 – Healthcare leaders across the state say the impact of proposed changes to the State Health Plan will limit choices for all North Carolinians, including state employees, teachers and their families in need of healthcare services. A

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NCHA Comments on HRSA’s Proposed Rule Effective Date of 340B Ceiling Price

NCHA submitted a comment letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration on the proposed rule that would make Jan. 1, 2019 the effective date for implementing the final regulations regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program ceiling price and drug manufacturers’ civil monetary penalties

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Deadlines Approaching for Exception to EHR Payment Adjustment

Critical access hospitals that did not achieve meaningful use in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for the 2017 reporting period can apply through Nov. 30 for a hardship exception to avoid a 2017 payment adjustment. Inpatient prospective payment system hospitals that did not

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HRSA Announces Opioid Response Funding for Rural Communities

Healthcare providers and others can apply through Jan. 15 for planning grants to prevent and reduce opioid use disorder in high-risk rural counties through community partnerships, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced last week. HRSA’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program expects to award $24

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CMS: 2019 Enrollment Approaches 2 Million

More than 1.9 million people selected a 2019 health plan through Nov. 1-17, including more than 748,000 last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported recently. More than three-quarters of those selecting plans were renewing coverage and the rest were new consumers.

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Study Examines 2019 Exchange Premium Changes by County

Average unsubsidized premiums for the lowest-cost bronze, silver and gold plans for 2019 at are 0.3 percent, 1 percent and 2 percent lower, respectively, than in 2018, according to new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. What a given consumer actually pays depends on

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ASPR Highlights Active Shooter Resources in Wake of Hospital Shooting

In the wake of the recent shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response encourages medical facilities to review its 2017 planning and response guide for active shooter incidents in health care

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Around the State

In case you missed it, here are some recent CEO changes announced in the daily NCHA NewsLinks: Debra Hernandez was named president of Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville. She has worked In the healthcare Industry for more than 35 years, including roles at

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