• John Locke Update

    Senate Budget Highlights: Health Care

    posted June 5, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    It is budget season in Raleigh! The North Carolina House of Representatives recently released their budget, and the Senate released their version of the budget last week. Now,…
  • John Locke Update

    Telemedicine Regulations Do’s and Don’ts

    posted May 6, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    Telemedicine and telehealth are two terms that are gaining notoriety in the health care field. The two terms are often used interchangeably. Depending on the context, however, they may refer…
  • John Locke Update

    Health Care Expansion Act of 2019

    posted March 27, 2019 by Jordan Roberts
    State Senators Krawiec, Bishop, and Hise filed an omnibus health care bill this week. Senate Bill 361 would increase access to care for North Carolinians in a variety of ways.
  • John Locke Update

    Telemedicine Research Update

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released a spending report showing that the rate of health care spending growth slowed for the second straight year. Good news,…
  • John Locke Update

    Are Millennials Ruining Primary Care?

    posted November 15, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Modern America has a craving for goods and services that are supplied instantaneously. If we want food, we order it, and it is brought to our doors with Uber eats.
  • John Locke Update

    Mergers Can Reduce Prices. Not So Much In Health Care

    posted February 6, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    The number of mega-deal hospital merger and acquisitions hit an all-time high last year, and one of those multi-billion dollar transactions features the proposed partnership between UNC Health Care and Carolinas…
  • Research Report

    The Case Against Telemedicine Parity Laws

    posted January 15, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    Abstract North Carolina is one of 18 states that do not have a telemedicine parity law, which forces insurance companies to pay health care providers for services treated via…
  • John Locke Update

    Beware of Unintended Consequences of Telemedicine Parity Laws

    posted November 16, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    This week, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services met to discuss a variety of policy issues, including telemedicine. Defined as “delivering health care at a distance,”…

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