The first panel, “Health Care Reporting in an Age of Shrinking Newsrooms, the Internet, the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA,” was moderated by Matthew Eisley of Smith Anderson and featured Rose Hoban, NC Health News Network; Mark Binker, WRAL; Jay Price, Raleigh News & Observer; Sarah Avery, Duke Medicine and Mark Holmes, UNC, Sheps Center.
The second panel, “How to Cover North Carolina’s Coming Health Care Reforms,” was moderated by Melanie Phelps, association executive director of the NCMS Foundation, and brought together various perspectives on the state’s Medicaid reform proposal. Sen. Louis Pate and Rep. Nelson Dollar, both of whom sat on the Governor’s Medicaid Reform Advisory Group, participated; as did Mardy Peal, senior advisor to the Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Bo Bobbit of Smith Anderson and Dr. Grace Terrell, CEO of Cornerstone Healthcare in High Point, offered insights into the accountable care organization model and Paul Mahoney from Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) spoke about what infrastructure CCNC offers the state.
WRAL streamed the proceedings live for those who could not make it in person or who were interested in the topic.
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