Julie Havlak - Carolina Journal News Service

Julie Havlak - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — North Carolina teachers and other state employees won’t pay out-of-pocket for coronavirus treatments through June 1. 

RALEIGH — Worries about the safety of health care workers and the shortage of protective gear dominated the second meeting of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Health Care Working Group on Thursday, April 2.

RALEIGH — North Carolina will have to ramp up its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic before thinking about restarting its economy, a roadmap by Scott Gottlieb warns.

RALEIGH — Telemedicine is finally realizing its potential in patients’ homes and hospital rooms across North Carolina. 

COVID-19 overhauled how hospitals deliver medicine in a matter of days, forcing providers to radically expand telemedicine, sometimes with the help of private companies. But now providers are wondering whether those reforms will last any longer than the virus.

RALEIGH — Blue Cross Blue Shield N.C. elected Dr. Tunde Sotunde as its president and CEO, starting June 1.

RALEIGH — With a shortage of COVID-19 lab tests, North Carolina is pivoting in how it tracks the spread of the virus. The state plans to use syndromic surveillance to track COVID-19 — deploying the system it uses to monitor the seasonal flu for the coronavirus. 

RALEIGH — Hospital leaders are sharing concerns about protective equipment and lower revenue as lawmakers look for ways to help the health care system fight COVID-19.

RALEIGH — The coronavirus, by its very nature, is forcing regulators, insurers, and doctors to embrace telemedicine.

RALEIGH — Regulations continue to prevent advanced nurse practitioners from volunteering to care for sick or injured people in North Carolina.

RALEIGH — North Carolina has moved into the next phase of its COVID-19 outbreak — community transmission. But state leaders say they’re not currently planning to order residents to shelter in place.

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