North Carolina’s Healthcare Leaders Send Open Letter to NCGA Senators

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, leaders from North Carolina’s hospitals, health systems and physician provider groups sent the following open letter via email to members of North Carolina’s State Senate asking them to support uninterrupted access to in-network care for our state’s employees

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Hospital Leaders Condemn Employee Union for Personal Attacks

Earlier this week, an organization funded by the State Employees Association of North Carolina launched a website and television commercial personally attacking North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) Board Chair Dr. Mike Waldrum, who has been a vocal champion for his community. Dr. Waldrum,

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NCHA Statement on Revised State Health Plan Proposal

Regarding the North Carolina State Treasurer’s announcement yesterday that he will further alter the State Health Plan in an effort to lure more hospitals, decisions about whether or not to opt-in to the Treasurer’s new offer remain up to individual hospitals and health

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NC Healthcare Association Honors Joann Anderson with Distinguished Service Award

Joann Anderson, RN, MSN, president and CEO of Southeastern Health in Lumberton, has been awarded the North Carolina Healthcare Association’s (NCHA) highest honor — the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The award is given each year to an NCHA member executive whose contributions to

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NC Healthcare Association Honors Joan Wynn with Clinical Leadership Award

July 18, 2019 — Joan Wynn, PhD, RN, chief quality and patient safety officer for Vidant Health in Greenville, has been awarded the North Carolina Healthcare Association’s (NCHA) 2019 Clinical Leadership Award. This award honors an individual who has demonstrated exemplary clinical leadership

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Cherokee Indian Hospital Director of Quality Featured in COSMOS Magazine

Cherokee Indian Hospital Director of Quality Featured in COSMOS Magazine COSMOS Compliance Universe magazine interviewed Teri L. Morris, RN BSN CHC-F, Director of Quality/Patient Safety at Cherokee Indian Hospital, to get some insight into the hospital’s successful compliance program for its May 2019

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Draft 2020 State Medical Facilities Plan Posted Online

The proposed 2020 State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP) has been posted on the NC Division of Health Service Regulation’s website. Public hearings on the proposed SMFP will be held statewide in July. Today’s NCHA Regulatory Report has more details. Also included in the report are proposed

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NCHA Submits Comment Letter on CMS’s Guidance for Hospital Co-Location with Other Hospitals or Healthcare Facilities

NCHA submitted a comment letter addressing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed guidance for hospital co-location with other hospitals or health care facilities. This draft guidance represents an important update to existing CMS policy. While CMS’s general allowance of co-location

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NCHA Submits Comment Letter Addressing IPPS Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year 2020 in April 2019. The proposed rule affects Inpatient PPS Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals.

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NCHA Names Cynthia Charles as Vice President of Communications and Public Relations

Cary, NC – June 14, 2019 – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) has named Cynthia Charles to the position of vice president of communications and public relations. Charles will be responsible for developing and implementing public relations and communications activities to support

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