Archive: CCNC/Medicaid Reform

  • McCrory’s Medicaid Team Pitching Reforms to Skeptical Public

    GREENSBORO — The physicians, health care organizations, academics, and interested citizens gathered at the town hall meeting Thursday in the Old Guilford County Courthouse were boisterous in opposing Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos’ advocacy of proposed free-market reforms to Medicaid.

  • N.C. Medical Society Offers Medicaid Reforms

    RALEIGH — The society is lobbying the state to adopt a system under the supervision of Community Care of North Carolina that would allow physicians to keep the majority of money the state would save through health care delivery reforms, similar to the federally approved Medicare Shared Savings Program.

  • McCrory Announces Bold Medicaid Proposal

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory hopes to inject market-based solutions into the state’s costly Medicaid system, shifting the burden of controlling systemic budget overruns from state taxpayers to managed care contractors that would offer competing statewide plans. McCrory wants the plan to be ready for a July 2015 rollout.

  • House Set To Take Up Senate Medicaid Reforms

    RALEIGH — House leaders said they would conduct a full review of Gov. Pat McCrory’s misgivings that a $40 million federal grant associated with accepting the terms of the Affordable Health Care law could be lost if Senate Bill 4 is approved. Even so, passage of the bill is expected…

  • Audit: N.C. Medicaid in Major Disarray, Wastes Millions

    RALEIGH — The Medicaid program deliberately violates General Assembly directives and potentially state statutes, the audit said. The program has a talent deficit in personnel capable of preparing accurate budgets or understanding the data with which they must work to administer $36 million in services daily to 1.5 million participants,…

  • Legislative Review Pending For State Medicaid Administrator

    RALEIGH — Free-market advocates contend Community Care of North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that runs the state’s Medicaid program, has contributed to the $1.17 billion deficits in Medicaid that have occurred over the past three years. They say CCNC is not held accountable for cost overruns.

  • New DHHS Secretary Wos Will Oversee Medicaid, Obamacare Exchanges

    RALEIGH — Lame duck Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue signed up North Carolina for a federal-state partnership to create a health insurance exchange but McCrory, a Republican, said Thursday he has yet to decide whether to leave the partnership in place, create a state exchange, or opt out, having North Carolina…