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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 with 2 Comments
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
NC Hospitals Among Those Facing Medicare Crackdown on Patient Injuries

NC Hospitals Among Those Facing Medicare Crackdown on Patient Injuries

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News During a hernia operation, Dorothea Handron’s surgeon unknowingly pierced her bowel. It took five days..

June 25, 2014
Hospital Executives Contemplate the Future Envisioned by the NC Senate

Hospital Executives Contemplate the Future Envisioned by the NC Senate

Senate budget writers make deep cuts to hospital reimbursements for providing Medicaid services, something hospital executives argue could..

June 18, 2014
Hospitals Boost Patient Safety, But More Work Is Needed

Hospitals Boost Patient Safety, But More Work Is Needed

New data from federal health regulators show hospitals are slowly improving on some important quality and safety measures. By Jordan Rau..

May 9, 2014
Bill to Revise Hospital Rules Dies in Subcommittee

Bill to Revise Hospital Rules Dies in Subcommittee

A legislative subcommittee formed to insert free-market changes into the delivery of health care fails to get the needed votes to proceed..

April 24, 2014
Vidant/ Pungo Deal Will Keep Hospital Doors Open Until Summer

Vidant/ Pungo Deal Will Keep Hospital Doors Open Until Summer

By Hyun Namkoong The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and Vidant Health announced on Thursday that they will sign an agreement to keep..

April 4, 2014
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