Insurance Premiums Sticker Shock: Up 25%
Well, it’s official. Life just got at least 25% more interesting if you’re on an Obamacare health insurance plan in 2017.
What the Medicare Physician Payment Changes Mean for You
On October 14th, The US Department of Health & Human Services published “final rule” on MACRA (Medicaid Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), legislation that will overhaul payments to doctors who take Medicare patients. The rule implements value-based payment rather than fee-for-service payment to physicians who provide Medicare services.
To Franklin County: Here’s a Hospital! Love, Duke
So you know that rural hospital closure problem we’ve been talking about? Well, there’s good news on that front, at least for Franklin County.
So get this, spooky season lovers: there’s actually a single website that lists all the haunted anything your Hallowe’en-loving heart could want. And we found it for you. You’re welcome! Have fun out there. And try not to eat too much sugar, okay? (We hear it causes high healthcare costs. Not kidding.)
To Treat Substance Abuse, Treat Mental Health
We’ve talked a lot about substance abuse problems on this blog. And we’ve talked before about our state’s problems with getting rural folks the healthcare they need. These problems intersect, and a recent conference in Hickory started to address why — and how to find solutions.
Youth Suicide Prevention in NC
Youth suicide is a growing concern in our state.