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New Platform to Connect North Carolinians with the Community Health Resources

The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI) is working with NCCARE360 to build the North Carolina Resource Platform—a new statewide tool to make it easier for providers, insurers and community-based organizations to connect people with the community resources they need to be healthy. The NC

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Healthy North Carolina 2030 Community Input Sessions

The Healthy North Carolina 2030 project brings together experts and leaders from multiple fields to inform the development of a common set of public health indicators and targets for the state over the next decade. These indicators will serve as the population health

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Study: Hospital Outpatient Clinics Treat Poorer, Sicker Patients than ASCs

Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department clinic are more likely to be poor, previously hospitalized and have severe chronic conditions than those treated in an ambulatory surgical center, according to a study by KNG Health Consulting released April 4

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Fund Created to Help Nebraska Hospital Employees Impacted by Floods

The Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation has established a disaster relief fund to help hospital employees adversely affected by recent flooding and other severe weather events in the state. NHA estimates the flooding has affected more than 500 hospital employees to date, a number that

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ED Peer Support Program Reducing OUD ED Visits, Hospitalizations

NCHA’s Emergency Department Peer Support Program for Improving Response to Opioid Overdose is part of a pilot program to combat the opioid crisis. The program, funded through the NC Department of Health and Human Services, began May of 2018 with six emergency departments selected to participate.

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May 7 Workshop on 340B Discount Drug Program

NCHA and NCHA Strategic Partners are having a workshop on May 7 at NCHA in Cary on the 340B Discount Drug Program. Despite being around since 1992, 340B remains one of the most misunderstood federal programs and continues to face increasing scrutiny from Congress and the

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Mark Your Calendars: July 17-19 is NCHA’s Summer Meeting in Pinehurst

Save the dates of July 17-19 to join us at NCHA’s 2019 Summer Membership Meeting at the Pinehurst Resort. This year’s theme is “Reimagining Healthcare: Our Communities, Our Future.” The program includes the opening trade show reception, excellent education sessions and speakers, an awards

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Qualivis Offers Customized Workforce Solutions

Streamlining and simplifying the staffing process is top of mind for hospital administrators nationwide. That’s why Qualivis, the national provider of workforce solutions endorsed by NCHA, now offers an expanded, robust suite of workforce solutions and enhanced services to help hospitals manage their

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NCHA Board Approves New Members

This month, the NCHA’s Board of Trustees approved three new membership applications, including the first applicants for NCHA’s new membership categories — Associate and Affiliate. More information about membership types may be found on NCHA’s website here. Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, is

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CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule that would require CMS-participating hospitals (those who receive reimbursement for Medicare patients) to send notifications of a patient’s inpatient admission, discharge, and/or transfer (ADT) to community providers and

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