Audit of North Carolina Medicaid program http://wfae.org en Goodbye Insurance Companies, Hello Doctors, Hospitals In New NC Medicaid Proposal http://wfae.org/post/goodbye-insurance-companies-hello-doctors-hospitals-new-nc-medicaid-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> administration is changing course on its plan to overhaul North Carolina's most expensive health care program. Medicaid serves roughly 1.7 million low-income parents, children, seniors and people with disabilities. </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had rolled out a plan that some called a privatization scheme. Now, state leaders are finalizing details on a different approach that they'll present to the General Assembly by March 17.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:31:12 +0000 Michael Tomsic 46595 at http://wfae.org Goodbye Insurance Companies, Hello Doctors, Hospitals In New NC Medicaid Proposal How Changes To Response Of Medicaid Audit Fit McCrory’s Message http://wfae.org/post/how-changes-response-medicaid-audit-fit-mccrory-s-message <p>The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been under fire this week. On Tuesday, the department&#39;s secretary received a day-long grilling in legislative committee hearings. That same day, the website <a href="http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2013/10/08/mccrory-administration-officials-suppressed-medicaid-data/" target="_blank">North Carolina Health News</a> reported that the McCrory administration and the department had done some extra spin to make the state&#39;s Medicaid program look particularly broken. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 04:09:06 +0000 Michael Tomsic & Kevin Kniestedt 37047 at http://wfae.org How Changes To Response Of Medicaid Audit Fit McCrory’s Message Is NC Medicaid Broken Or Award-Winning? http://wfae.org/post/nc-medicaid-broken-or-award-winning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> administration is still working on an overhaul of one of North Carolina's most important – and expensive – health programs.</span></p><p>Medicaid serves about one and a half million low-income or disabled North Carolinians. And it costs the state roughly $36 million a day. McCrory has said the program is broken and inefficient, often pointing to an audit that found North Carolina is horrible at managing costs and budgeting.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 01:29:38 +0000 Michael Tomsic 33432 at http://wfae.org Is NC Medicaid Broken Or Award-Winning? 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