Health care answers blog
Posted by John Murawski on September 23, 2014
The final tally for North Carolina’s federal “Navigator” funding will come to nearly $2.9 million, which is $93,457 more than originally announced two weeks ago.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adjusted the funding after abruptly canceling grants previously awarded to R&B Solutions, an Illinois organization that had gone through a bankruptcy reorganization.
The grants will pay for outreach and enrollment for subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Last year North Carolina received $3 million to train and deploy more than 400 navigators who helped push the state to the nation’s fifth-highest enrollment under the health care law.
Posted by John Murawski on June 18, 2014
North Carolinians who bought subsidized health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are paying $81 a month on average, according to federal insurance data issued Wednesday.
Posted by John Murawski on May 2, 2014
Duke University Hospital agreed to repay $626,133 for overbilling Medicare. The announcement comes a month after the university health system agreed to refund $1 million for falsely billing federal and state health insurance programs.
Posted by Tony Pugh on March 31, 2014
As procrastinators rushed to purchase health insurance Monday by the Affordable Care Act’s official enrollment deadline, new research estimates that about half of those with subsidized coverage obtained from federal or state marketplaces will lose it within a year because of changes in their incomes or other family circumstances, such as divorce, relocation or the births of children.
Posted by John Murawski on March 14, 2014
Rex Hospital will spend $28 million on EPIC electronic medical records software this year, significantly cutting into a projected profit.
Posted by John Murawski on March 11, 2014
About 200,000 North Carolinians enrolled for individual insurance through March 1. With the final enrollment deadline coming up at month's end, most of the 1-million-plus people eligible for subsidized insurance will take a pass on health care in the maiden year of the federal government's program.