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UNC Study Finds Rural Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Receive Follow-up Care

UNC Study Finds Rural Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Receive Follow-up Care

Many older patients discharged from rural hospitals end up back in a hospital bed too soon. By Taylor Sisk A team of UNC-Chapel Hill..

August 27, 2015 with 1 Comment
Today’s Rural Hospital Faces Myriad Concerns

Today’s Rural Hospital Faces Myriad Concerns

Small, rural hospitals throughout the country are struggling to stay in business. By Taylor Sisk The citizens of Yadkin County aren’t..

August 24, 2015 with 2 Comments
Belhaven Mayor Looks for Answers to His Town’s Hospital Problem

Belhaven Mayor Looks for Answers to His Town’s Hospital Problem

A rural mayor wades into the ongoing argument over the state’s certificate of need program. By Rose Hoban In a press conference at..

August 13, 2015
Telephone Therapy Helps Older People In Underserved Rural Areas, Study Finds

Telephone Therapy Helps Older People In Underserved Rural Areas, Study Finds

By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News Therapy provided over the phone lowered symptoms of anxiety and depression among older adults in rural..

August 10, 2015
Most N.C. Hospitals Face Medicare Fines

Most N.C. Hospitals Face Medicare Fines

In the fourth year of being evaluated for patients who boomerang back into the hospital after being discharged, North Carolina hospitals..

August 5, 2015
N.C. Medicaid on the Program’s 50th Birthday

N.C. Medicaid on the Program’s 50th Birthday

As Medicaid turns 50, a look at who benefits from the program in North Carolina. By Rose Hoban Data visualization by Steve Tell This..

July 29, 2015
Commentary: Why Rural Hospitals Are Closing

Commentary: Why Rural Hospitals Are Closing

Revenue for small hospitals is based on how many patients they admit. A new proposal would help rural hospitals get paid for performing..

July 24, 2015
Local Seniors Join National Conference on Aging

Local Seniors Join National Conference on Aging

North Carolina seniors attended local watch parties to participate in the White House Conference on Aging this week. By Rose Hoban Around..

July 14, 2015
Medicare Slow to Adopt Telemedicine Due to Cost Concerns

Medicare Slow to Adopt Telemedicine Due to Cost Concerns

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Donna Miles didn’t feel like getting dressed and driving to her physician’s office or to a..

July 2, 2015
Making the Case for Aging in Place

Making the Case for Aging in Place

North Carolina’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly looks to expand into rural areas. State government has applied the brakes...

June 30, 2015
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