health and human services http://wfae.org en NC Medicaid Providers Say New Payment System Is Improving http://wfae.org/post/nc-medicaid-providers-say-new-payment-system-improving <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some doctors in North Carolina still haven't gotten paid for Medicaid services five months after the state rolled out a new system for Medicaid providers, called NC Tracks. But the system is improving, according to a legislative oversight committee that met Monday.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:59:44 +0000 Michael Tomsic 40316 at http://wfae.org NC Medicaid Providers Say New Payment System Is Improving Audit Finds N.C. Medicaid Program Is Wasting Money http://wfae.org/post/audit-finds-nc-medicaid-program-wasting-money <p>An independent audit found North Carolina's Medicaid program has been horribly managed in terms of administrative costs and budgeting.&nbsp; State Auditor Beth Wood released the report Thursday, which examined how the Department of Health and Human Services has overseen Medicaid the last three years.</p><p>Let's start with some perspective on just how big the state's Medicaid program is. More than 1.5 million North Carolinians use it, and it costs the state about $36 million a day.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:39:23 +0000 Michael Tomsic 20545 at http://wfae.org State Gives MeckLINK Another Chance http://wfae.org/post/state-gives-mecklink-another-chance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mecklenburg County will have another chance to prove it’s ready to take over more than $200 million in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Medicaid funds for mental health services.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:17:05 +0000 Ben Bradford 19985 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg Will Sue State Over MeckLINK http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-will-sue-state-over-mecklink <p></p><p>Mecklenburg County will continue its fight to reinstate its mental health service agency, MeckLINK, as the overseer of hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds. In a last ditch effort, county commissioners unanimously voted to take their case to court.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:17:01 +0000 Ben Bradford 19085 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg Will Sue State Over MeckLINK Despite Decision, MeckLINK Proceeds As Normal http://wfae.org/post/despite-decision-mecklink-proceeds-normal <p>Mecklenburg County officials <a href="http://wfae.org/post/warnings-aplenty-mecklink-unprepared" target="_blank">learned last week</a> they will not get hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds to administer mental health, disability, and substance abuse services. But, the county is proceeding as if will get the money, anyway, despite the state’s decision to reassign those funds to an outside organization.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 03:21:05 +0000 Ben Bradford 18939 at http://wfae.org