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Docs Raise Familiar and New Issues with Legislators

Docs Raise Familiar and New Issues with Legislators

The return of doctors in white coats on Wednesday brought issues new and old to the General Assembly. By Hyun Namkoong Familiar topics such..

March 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Guy Gugliotta Kaiser Health News Despite residents’ concerns and a continuing need for services, the 25-bed hospital that served this..

March 23, 2015 with 0 Comments
Hospitals Gear Up for Legislative Push

Hospitals Gear Up for Legislative Push

As the General Assembly gets off to a start, hospital officials and lobbyists are planning how to get their message heard by lawmakers. By..

February 19, 2015
Fashioning a Healthier Future in Rural Halifax County

Fashioning a Healthier Future in Rural Halifax County

Halifax found itself ranked 99th of the state’s 100 counties in health outcomes. The community mobilized. By Taylor Sisk For the weary..

February 17, 2015
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
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