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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 with 0 Comments
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 with 1 Comment
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
UPDATED: House Presents New Medicaid Reform Bill

UPDATED: House Presents New Medicaid Reform Bill

This year’s bill bears a strong resemblance to House bills proposed during the last legislative session. The Senate’s plan is expected..

June 11, 2015
Hospital Execs Make Their Case to Lawmakers

Hospital Execs Make Their Case to Lawmakers

Hospital executives returned to the General Assembly Tuesday to walk the halls and promote their plan for reforming Medicaid. By Rose Hoban..

May 20, 2015
Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Republican lawmakers are reconsidering some of the measures passed under tax reform in 2013. By Rose Hoban When Leila Hamilton retired from..

May 19, 2015
Hundreds of Hospitals Struggle to Improve Patient Satisfaction

Hundreds of Hospitals Struggle to Improve Patient Satisfaction

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Lillie Robinson came to Rowan Medical Center for surgery on her left foot. She expected to be in and out..

May 12, 2015
Coalition Hopes to Amp Up Push for Health Care Transparency

Coalition Hopes to Amp Up Push for Health Care Transparency

By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News As consumers increasingly are being asked to pay a larger share of their health bills, a coalition of..

April 21, 2015
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