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FTC Launches Inquiry Into Prescription Drug Middlemen Industry

Agency to Scrutinize the Impact of Vertically Integrated Pharmacy Benefit Manager on the Access and Affordability of Medicine June 7, 2022 The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it will launch an inquiry into the prescription drug middleman industry, requiring the six largest pharmacy benefit managers to provide information and records regarding their business practices. The agency’s …

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North Carolina Employers Pay Hospitals 266% of Amount Medicare Would Pay and 79% more than Required to Breakeven per RAND and NASHP Data

Charlotte, NC – May 19, 2022 – In North Carolina, the prices paid to hospitals for privately insured patients by employers averaged 266% of the amount Medicare pays, an estimated 79% more than hospitals’ breakeven point – the amount a commercial health plan would need to reimburse a hospital to cover its expenses.  Inpatient care …

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North Carolina Culture of Wellness Award Winners Announced by NCBGH

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- May 13, 2022–  Winners of the first annual employer Culture of Wellness Award have been announced by the North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH), presented at their NCBGH Spring Forum in Greensboro. The award recognizes the best employer wellbeing programs across the state; companies committed to improving the health and well-being of their …

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Leapfrog Group Series ‘Patient Experience During the Pandemic’ Indicates More Favorable Experiences for Outpatient Surgery at ASCs Than Hospital Outpatient Departments

April 7, 2022 WASHINGTON DC—The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, today released its Outpatient Surgical Care report, the first report in a new three-part series, Patient Experience During the Pandemic. The report echoes Leapfrog’s previous findings that patients report more favorable experiences at ambulatory surgery centers …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Vidant Health For Surprise Overbilling and Debt Collection Practices

February 22, 2022 Vidant Health has deceptively hidden its prices in order to overbill patients thousands of dollars for common procedures like CT scans and then deployed aggressive and illegal debt collection tactics, a new federal class action lawsuit alleges. The complaint alleges that Vidant has been able to extract unreasonable prices from Eastern North …

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North Carolina Business Group on Health Launches Culture of Wellness Awards to Recognize Employer Wellness Programs

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-January 3, 2022– Starting today, North Carolina employers can apply for first-ever Culture of Wellness Awards, presented by the North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH). The awards recognize the best employer wellbeing programs across the state and are open to employers of all sizes. Companies can apply at NCBGH.org/wellness through February 14, and …

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NC Treasurer files interest in HCA anti-trust suit

NC Treasurer files interest in HCA anti-trust suit; plaintiffs reiterate concerns Derek LaceyAsheville Citizen Times   The latest filings in a class-action, anti-trust lawsuit against HCA Healthcare reiterate arguments of declining quality and rising costs and add a new interested party: North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell. In an amicus brief filed Dec. 13, Folwell states …

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Leapfrog Announces 2021 Top Hospitals

Leapfrog Announces 2021 Top Hospitals WASHINGTON, D.C., December 7, 2021 – The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, today announced the 2021 recipients of its annual Top Hospital Award, the nation’s most competitive recognition for excellence in hospital safety and quality. Data from the annual Leapfrog …

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5 North Carolina Surgical Centers in Leapfrog List of Top 13 in US

First Ever National Awards Recognizing Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) for Excellence in Patient Care Five of Top Thirteen are in North Carolina    November 30, 2021  WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2021 – The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading independent national watchdog organization comprised of employers and other purchasers, today announced the first ever Top Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) …

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