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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 with 0 Comments
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 with 0 Comments
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 with 0 Comments
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
Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Rural Hospitals, One of the Cornerstones of Small-town Life, Face Increasing Pressure

Guy Gugliotta Kaiser Health News Despite residents’ concerns and a continuing need for services, the 25-bed hospital that served this..

March 23, 2015
Hatch Vows To Dismantle Health Law But Predicts Bipartisan Success On Other Issues

Hatch Vows To Dismantle Health Law But Predicts Bipartisan Success On Other Issues

By Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News While Republicans cannot expect a full repeal of the health law while President Barack Obama remains..

January 23, 2015
Triad Healthcare Group Displays Potential, Pitfalls of ACO Model

Triad Healthcare Group Displays Potential, Pitfalls of ACO Model

As North Carolina lawmakers consider requiring Medicaid providers to be part of accountable care organizations, they can look to some of..

November 4, 2014
Better, Cheaper Care at Home?

Better, Cheaper Care at Home?

A Raleigh physician, frustrated with the standard way care gets practiced, goes back to making housecalls and finds her niche. By Jennifer..

October 29, 2014
Commentary: Medicare Changes and Premiums for the Coming Year

Commentary: Medicare Changes and Premiums for the Coming Year

Open enrollment for Medicare began two weeks ago. This commentary by the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlines..

October 28, 2014
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
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