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Aiming for a More Accountable Medicaid Model

Aiming for a More Accountable Medicaid Model

Leaders of North Carolina’s accountable care organizations weigh in on how the new model of organizing patient care is changing the..

April 3, 2014
Caring for Seniors in a Holistic Way

Caring for Seniors in a Holistic Way

Piedmont Health SeniorCare meets the many needs of seniors and – most important – allows them to remain in their homes and..

March 6, 2014
One Third of Nursing Home Patients Harmed in Treatment

One Third of Nursing Home Patients Harmed in Treatment

A study by Medicare’s inspector general of skilled nursing facilities says nearly 22,000 patients were injured and more than 1,500 died..

March 4, 2014
Medicare Drug Benefit Re-enrollment Deadline Approaching Fast

Medicare Drug Benefit Re-enrollment Deadline Approaching Fast

The deadline for seniors to update their Medicare prescription-drug plans is this Saturday, Dec. 7. By Rose Hoban Amidst the immense..

December 2, 2013
Seniors Worry about How Budget, Tax Plans Could Affect Them

Seniors Worry about How Budget, Tax Plans Could Affect Them

Between the competing tax plans and the budgets being debated in the General Assembly, seniors and their advocates fear cuts and new taxes..

June 21, 2013
State, Feds Move to Increase Hospital Price Transparency

State, Feds Move to Increase Hospital Price Transparency

By coincidence, a proposed N.C. bill to increase hospital transparency moves through committee on the same day the federal government..

May 9, 2013
Death Rates Rise At Geographically Isolated Hospitals, Study Finds

Death Rates Rise At Geographically Isolated Hospitals, Study Finds

Despite extra help for rural hospitals from Medicare, rural hospitals appear to be slipping behind in the quality of care they provide. By..

April 8, 2013
Faces of Sequestration: Meals-On-Wheels Sees Funds Drop

Faces of Sequestration: Meals-On-Wheels Sees Funds Drop

Now that the sequester cuts are starting to take effect, health care and social service providers are waiting for the other shoe to drop...

March 19, 2013
Medical Research, FDA And Mental Health Programs Face Budget Bite

Medical Research, FDA And Mental Health Programs Face Budget Bite

The cuts mandated by sequestration will hit medical funding and research in places where cuts have been happening already for years. By..

March 4, 2013
Fact/Fiction: Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Would Save the Program Money

Fact/Fiction: Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Would Save the Program Money

by Donald Sjoerdsma / The Medicare Newsgroup The Sound Bite: Deficit hawks have long argued that raising the Medicare eligibility age is a..

February 11, 2013
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