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Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More at Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More at Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Many Medicare beneficiaries treated at primarily rural “critical access” hospitals end up paying..

October 9, 2014
Most N.C. Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalties for Too Many Readmissions

Most N.C. Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalties for Too Many Readmissions

Too often, patients are discharged from the hospital only to be readmitted days later. Now hospitals stand to lose money if that happens..

October 9, 2014
Turning 65? Nine Tips for Signing Up for Medicare

Turning 65? Nine Tips for Signing Up for Medicare

By Caroline Mayer Kaiser Health News “Welcome to America’s hottest talk line. Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys..

October 8, 2014
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
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