Chapel Hill’s UNC Health Care is negotiating with Charlotte’s Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare, to form one of the nation’s largest hospital networks. But six months of talks have yielded few details and some are wondering if the deal is faltering.
The nation’s worst flu outbreak in years has already claimed 95 North Carolinians since Oct. 1, and it’s still getting worse. The flu hasn’t yet peaked, experts say, and more bad news is expected in the coming weeks.
The Trump administration will soon decide whether states can impose lifetime benefit limits on Medicaid coverage to make the program more like Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the federal welfare program with a 5-year lifetime benefit limit.
UNC Health Care and Carolinas HealthCare System have been in discussions for at least five months to form a partnership with 90,000 employees and more than 50 hospitals. The lack of information about their business plan is causing angst among public officials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a map with the most distinctive causes of death in each state, including tuberculosis, syphilis, the flu, accidental discharge of firearms and others.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s largest health insurer, has come out against a proposed health care partnership that would make North Carolina home to one of the largest hospital networks in the country. Blue Cross said the UNC-Carolinas partnership would likely raise health care costs in North Carolina.
UNC Rex Healthcare introduced a new holding area for emergency mental health patients on Dec. 12, 2017. It gets psychiatric patients out of the regular emergency room into a quiet area as they wait, sometime for days, for a bed to open in an appropriate facility.
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