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North Carolina folds to provider pressure with insurance plan shifting away from set rates

Dive Brief: North Carolina’s state treasurer announced major state hospital systems will be in-network in the state’s insurance plan for more than 720,000 teachers and state employees, bowing to provider pressure. The state proposed a plan last year that would set reimbursement prices based on Medicare rates, almost double such rates on average. A number… Read More »

Feds get pressure to upgrade, expand HIPAA transactions

HIPAA transaction standards, first put in place nearly a quarter of a century ago, might benefit from a re-examination and revamp to reflect changes in the healthcare industry. There is a push to simplify and improve the standards, says Stanley Nachimson, principal at Nachimson Advisors, a health information technology consultancy. The responsibility for doing so… Read More »

High blood pressure symptoms: The toilet habit that could indicate you have hypertension

High blood pressure symptoms can be mistaken for other less serious health problems, but in many cases symptoms don’t show. If they do, some of the most well-known signs are headaches, shortness of breath, dizziness and even stomach pain. Recognising the early signs of high blood pressure is important as it can help you avoid… Read More »