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North Carolina providers team up on care for uninsured

Raleigh News & Observer, July 17, 2008

Piedmont Health Services, University of North Carolina Health Care, and the UNC School of Medicine have teamed up to cut rising emergency room costs and streamline specialty care for uninsured North Carolina residents. Through Carolina Health Net, patients with frequent emergency room visits, diseases, and multiple medications are identified. It encourages them to enroll in the program, which connects them to primary care doctors at Piedmont and specialists at UNC. Approximately 800 patients are currently enrolled.