Archive for the Hurricane Category

Fund Established to Assist NC Healthcare Workers Affected by Florence

The North Carolina Hospital Foundation has established a disaster relief fund to support North Carolina healthcare workers who suffered significant property loss to their homes during Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding. For more information and to donate, visit UNC Football is also

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Proposed Emergency and Temporary Licensure Rules in a Disaster

The NC Medical Board filed proposed emergency and temporary licensure rules for physicians, physician assistants and anesthesiologist assistants in declared disasters. Today’s NCHA Regulatory Report has more information on this and proposed rule changes impacting behavioral health and workers’ compensation.

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Help Available for Buying Food After the Storm

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working to help families recover from Hurricane Florence. If you are in the impacted area, help spread the word in your community that DHHS is helping people in 27 counties who are eligible to buy food

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Resource: What Medicaid Beneficiaries, Providers Should Know After Florence

Additional flexibilities have been provided to ensure Medicaid and NC Health Choice services can be quickly delivered to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. This will help people in Medicaid receive care without disruption and give health care providers leeway to deliver services with

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News Release: NC Hospital Foundation Announces Disaster Relief Fund

Donations will support recovery efforts for hospital and health system employees and their communities affected by Hurricane Florence Cary, NC – September 18, 2018 – Throughout the devastation of Hurricane Florence and in the days following, we have been reminded of the resilience

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Behavioral Health Resources Before, During and After a Disaster

NCHA has provided a list of mental health resources for hospitals, health systems, healthcare providers and first responders to use and share in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency crisis.   During the Crisis – Public Resources Give an Hour

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Free Access to Telehealth Services Through Storm

**If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.**   September 17 – Updated 3:30 pm Atrium Health – Atrium Health is waiving the regular fee for Virtual Visits completed in North Carolina and South Carolina, starting September 13. Patients will need to use

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Hospital Phone Service Affected by Storm in Many Areas

September 17, 2018 – Updated 1:30 PM ET First Health –  Phone service to all their locations has been restored. Onslow Memorial – Phone service is still out to their facility. See more information here. New Hanover Regional – Phone service has been restored.

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News Release: North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems stand ready and prepared to care

Cary, NC – September 13, 2018 – As Hurricane Florence nears landfall, North Carolina’s hospitals are activating emergency command centers, stocking supplies and preparing to house staff and patients through the storm. Preparedness is a top priority for hospitals and health systems, on

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Summary of 1135 Waiver

Attached is a brief summary of the 1135 waiver issued by Alex M. Azar II, US Secretary of Health and Human Services on Sept. 11 in response to Hurricane Florence for North Carolina and South Carolina. For further information, visit the Centers for Medicare and

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