Archive | NC Healthcare

legislative-update-sm

Senate Budget Proposal Released

As part of the state’s biennial budget process, the North Carolina Senate recently released their version of the budget. Several provisions mirror the NC House’s proposal, including $300,000 of new funding for tobacco use prevention efforts. The Senate budget also contains a key provision codifying the Department of Health and Human Service’s plan to substantially […]

Continue Reading
atrium-baptist

Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health Announce New Partnership and Plans for Charlotte Medical School Campus

Last week, Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a ‘next generation academic healthcare system’ that includes plans to build a medical school campus in Charlotte. According to a press release issued on April 10th, the three organizations intend to start […]

Continue Reading
bcbs-cambria

BCBS Announces New Strategic Affiliation with Cambria Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) announced a major new affiliation agreement with Cambria Health last week, the parent company of the BCBS plans in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Washington. The strategic affiliation will feature BCBSNC and Cambria pooling its investments in information technology, analytics, and corporate services to create a new entity […]

Continue Reading

NC Medical Board Seeking Family Physicians to Act as Expert Reviewers

The North Carolina Medical Board is seeking Family Medicine physicians statewide to add to its approved expert outside reviewer list. The Board evaluates many quality-of-care issues each year from multiple sources, including complaints, investigations, malpractice payment reports, and changes in staff privileges. To accomplish this, the Board often draws on the knowledge and experience of […]

Continue Reading