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Hospitals Take Cues From the Hospitality Industry

Hospitals Take Cues From the Hospitality Industry

By Roni Caryn Rabin Kaiser Health News Two years ago, Inova Health System recruited a top executive who was not a physician, had never..

November 6, 2014
Triad Healthcare Group Displays Potential, Pitfalls of ACO Model

Triad Healthcare Group Displays Potential, Pitfalls of ACO Model

As North Carolina lawmakers consider requiring Medicaid providers to be part of accountable care organizations, they can look to some of..

November 4, 2014
State Officials Emphasize Local Ebola Readiness, Training

State Officials Emphasize Local Ebola Readiness, Training

Officials seek to reassure people in North Carolina that they’re prepared to respond if Ebola comes to the state. By Rose Hoban State..

October 14, 2014
Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More at Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More at Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural “critical access” hospitals end up paying..

October 9, 2014
Most N.C. Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalties for Too Many Readmissions

Most N.C. Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalties for Too Many Readmissions

Too often, patients are discharged from the hospital only to be readmitted days later. Now hospitals stand to lose money if that happens..

October 9, 2014
When a Hospital Closes

When a Hospital Closes

People in Belhaven are getting used to the new reality: Life without a local hospital. By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News People in this..

September 19, 2014
North Carolina’s $10B Medicaid Challenge: Pay for Other States or Take Federal Money?

North Carolina’s $10B Medicaid Challenge: Pay for Other States or Take Federal Money?

Is there a price North Carolina pays for not expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act? By Ann Doss Helms and Tony Pugh Charlotte..

September 4, 2014
Hospitals Reconsider Charity for Patients Who Decline Health Coverage

Hospitals Reconsider Charity for Patients Who Decline Health Coverage

Some hospitals are denying charity care to people who are eligible to buy insurance but decline to do so. By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health..

August 28, 2014
Complicated Hospital Accounting Adds to Medicaid Uncertainty

Complicated Hospital Accounting Adds to Medicaid Uncertainty

As lawmakers argue over the future path of Medicaid, they point to uncertainty over the amount of money spent by hospitals participating in..

July 24, 2014
Walking to D.C. to Save Belhaven Hospital

Walking to D.C. to Save Belhaven Hospital

What seemed to be a promising agreement between Vidant Health Systems, the NAACP and the town of Belhaven to keep Vidant Pungo hospital..

July 16, 2014
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