NC physician faces 18 months in prison for healthcare fraud
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NC physician faces 18 months in prison for healthcare fraud

Federal authorities say a North Carolina doctor will spend 18 months in prison after bilking Medicaid and Medicare with inflated bills for patient care he didn't perform.
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2 weeks ago
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Senate approves lawyer Missal as VA watchdog

The Senate has approved Washington lawyer Michael Missal as the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.
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3 months ago
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Congressional agency reduces health law sign-up predictions

A report confirms that fewer people than expected are purchasing health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.
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4 months ago
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for Fayetteville VA facility

The Fayetteville VA Medical Center is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new health care center, which began accepting patients in November.
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9 months ago
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FACT CHECK: Truth vs exaggeration in GOP presidential debate

The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the truth.
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1 year ago
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NC autism coverage has broad support, but 1 group left out

A legislative compromise to mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment in North Carolina has the support of several groups and the state's dominant insurer.
Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs
2 years ago
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Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs

Most high school students check out for the summer and don't think about school until August, but for a selective few, summer is time to plan for the future. Camp MedStart gives students exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from a variety of health careers.
House easily approves bill to speed vets’ care
2 years ago
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House easily approves bill to speed vets’ care

The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow patients facing long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.
Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits
2 years ago
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Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments.
Local veterans react to VA chief’s resignation
2 years ago
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Local veterans react to VA chief’s resignation

President Obama announced this morning he accepted VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. Shinseki has been under fire ever since the scandal surrounding the care of veterans at VA facilities surfaced. Now vets in our area are speaking out about issues in the VA that caused serious delays for those needing care.