Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 3)

  • NHRMC agrees to partnership with Novant Health, UNC Health

    In some non-COVID related health news, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is moving forward with its proposed research and clinical partnership with Novant Health and UNC Health. The New Hanover Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to move forward with the proposed affiliation, which has drawn criticism from…
    Jordan Roberts, July 14, 2020
  • Hospitals must disclose prices, judge rules

    A federal judge ruled the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule to force hospitals to disclose their negotiated prices with insurers was legal. The rule, introduced last November, was quickly challenged in court by America’s powerful hospital lobby. Michael Brady of Modern Healthcare reported: During …
    Jordan Roberts, June 24, 2020
  • How can hospitals better prepare for a potential second wave of Coronavirus?

    When the Coronavirus began to spread in the U.S., no one knew what to expect. Public health officials weren’t sure what infections, hospitalizations, or deaths would look like in our country compared to others. Now, more than four months into the pandemic in the U.S., we have a much better…
    Jordan Roberts, June 23, 2020
  • Medicare Trust Fund outlook worsened by COVID

    As our country continues to deal with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the resulting impacts are starting to come into focus. The Medicare Part A Trust fund is another entity that is impacted by the changes in everyday life arising from life during the coronavirus. A recently…
    Jordan Roberts, June 15, 2020
  • CMS administrator wants expanded telehealth to stay

    In a live virtual event for STAT, CMS administrator Seema Verma affirmed her support for a post-COVID world where telehealth and telemedicine enjoy the same widespread usage as they are now during the pandemic. Casy Ross from STAT News writes, President Trump’s top Medicare official said Tuesday…
    Jordan Roberts, June 10, 2020
  • Senate bill would protect DPC providers from insurance regulations

    A proposed committee substitute before the Senate Health Committee would protect direct primary care (DPC) providers from having to comply with state health insurance regulations. DPC providers are primary care doctors who do not accept insurance for payment. Instead, they charge each patient a monthly membership for around the…
    Jordan Roberts, May 27, 2020
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities account for majority of North Carolina COVID deaths

    COVID-19 tends to disproportionately affect those who are above 65 years old and have pre-existing medical conditions. Younger, healthier people tend to be less affected by the disease. This data is critical for our public officials as they weigh reopening the North Carolina, and the U.S. economy. New data…
    Jordan Roberts, May 26, 2020
  • ICYMI: NCGA to consider universal licensure recognition

    In case you missed it during this busy week, a bill was introduced in the North Carolina Senate to create a system of universal licensure recognition in North Carolina. In a research brief this week, my colleague Jon Sanders wrote about the components of the bill. Sanders writes,…
    Jordan Roberts, May 22, 2020