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Annual Mental Health Breakfast Assembles Advocates, Service Providers and Elected Officials

Annual Mental Health Breakfast Assembles Advocates, Service Providers and Elected Officials

Medicaid expansion and reform is a topic of spirited discussion at the mental health care community’s annual gathering in Chapel Hill. By..

January 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
Local Health Directors Eye Future Warily

Local Health Directors Eye Future Warily

In a time of constant change and budget cuts, directors of North Carolina’s local health departments ponder how they’ll maintain public..

January 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Medicaid Pay Hike Opened Doors for Patients, Study Finds

Medicaid Pay Hike Opened Doors for Patients, Study Finds

With passage of the Affordable Care Act, primary care physicians received extra dollars to treat Medicaid patients – dollars that ran..

January 23, 2015 with 1 Comment
School-based Telehealth: A New Approach to Improved Outcomes in Rural NC Counties

School-based Telehealth: A New Approach to Improved Outcomes in Rural NC Counties

The Center for Rural Health Innovation reaches out to students via teleconference in three Western North Carolina counties. By Taylor Sisk..

January 21, 2015 with 0 Comments
Health Care Issues Loom Large at Outset of Legislative Session

Health Care Issues Loom Large at Outset of Legislative Session

While health care issues may not be the top priority in the short session, much remains unresolved. By Hyun Namkoong and Rose Hoban..

January 15, 2015 with 0 Comments
NC State-Community Care Partnership to Decrease Costs, Improve Patient Care

NC State-Community Care Partnership to Decrease Costs, Improve Patient Care

In the never-ending quest for lowered health care costs, Medicaid gets a hand from some industrial engineers. By Jen Ferris In the wake of..

January 15, 2015 with 0 Comments
Wos Says ACOs Must Be Legislative Session Priority

Wos Says ACOs Must Be Legislative Session Priority

At a forum this week, the state Secretary of Health and Human Services pushed providers to advocate for accountable care organizations to..

January 14, 2015 with 0 Comments
Medicaid Likely to Remain Sticking Point in Coming Legislative Session

Medicaid Likely to Remain Sticking Point in Coming Legislative Session

Deep differences between lawmakers remain on how to revamp the $13 billion program. By Hyun Namkoong If the end of last year’s..

January 12, 2015
Improving Medicaid for ‘Medically Complex’ Kids

Improving Medicaid for ‘Medically Complex’ Kids

A new bill introduced in Congress would provide kids with complex medical conditions with more continuity of care. By Christine Vestal..

January 9, 2015
Government, Business Leaders Warming to Medicaid

Government, Business Leaders Warming to Medicaid

At an economic forum hosted by the North Carolina Bankers Association, one of the takeaway messages was that it’s time to expand the..

January 6, 2015
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