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(2.14.13) Audit Says DHHS Paid Managers $580,000 In Unauthorized Overtime
RALEIGH In all, $580,758 in overtime compensation was paid, mostly to manager- and executive-level personnel in the Medicaid Management Information System from April 1, 2008, to July 31, 2012, without being sent through required procedural channels, reported an audit published Thursday.


(1.13.10) Perdue Silent on Unfunded Medicaid Mandate
RALEIGH Congress is finalizing a bill that would expand Medicaid the government health program for the poor. The federal government and the states share the costs of Medicaid, so any new obligation eventually would be borne, at least in part, by state taxpayers. And so far, Gov. Bev Perdue has neither opposed the legislation nor stated any strong objections to the financial toll the bills being negotiated in Washington would take on North Carolina residents.