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Cancer Care Disparities: Where You Live Matters

Cancer Care Disparities: Where You Live Matters

When it comes to cancer care, where a patient lives makes a difference. But in some instances, distance could be an advantage. By Stephanie..

August 14, 2014
Senate Moves Medicaid Reform Bill, But Objections Abound

Senate Moves Medicaid Reform Bill, But Objections Abound

Even as providers, members of the House and the governor object to the bill, senators move forward with a controversial plan to change the..

July 25, 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
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
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