Archive for the Regulatory Category

HHS Highlights Regulatory Reform Efforts

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently highlighted a number of its efforts in fiscal year 2018 that it says have reduced the burden of regulations by $12.5 billion. Specifically, the department said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ burden reduction initiatives will

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Temporary Increase in Bed Capacity

North Carolina hospital regulations allow for a temporary increase in bed capacity of up to 10% during a natural disaster. Hospitals seeking to increase capacity under this rule should submit a request to Azzie.Conley@dhhs.nc.gov.  Note there should be no delays as there is no longer

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Comments sought on petitions to the Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan

Petitions submitted in response to the Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan have been posted by the NC Division of Health Services Regulation online here. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Aug. 9. All comments received will be posted as soon as

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NCHA 340B advocacy update

The Energy and Commerce Committee on Health met on July 11 to discuss a number of proposed legislative bills affecting the 340B Program. Proposals include a two-year hiatus on new registrations in the program, additional reporting requirements, and statutorily defining a “340b patient.”

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Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan available online

The North Carolina Proposed 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan has been posted at https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/ncsmfp/2019/proposed2019smfp.pdf. Comments on the SMFP are due July 25, 2018. The State Health Coordinating Council will hold six public hearings on the Proposed 2019 SMFP during July. The dates and locations can be found at https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/mfp/publichearing.html#smfp.

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Healthcare planning & data meeting scheduled for July 11

NCHA and Truven Health Analytics® (IBM Watson Health) will conduct a Healthcare Planning & Data meeting in Greensboro on July 11. The agenda is attached. Topics to be discussed include the Patient Data System, NC Licensure Renewal Data submission processes, State Medical Facilities Plan

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