State Auditor Beth Wood http://wfae.org en NC Overpaid Medicaid Providers In 2013 http://wfae.org/post/nc-overpaid-medicaid-providers-2013 <p>North Carolina paid Medicaid providers about $440,000 more than it should have last year. That's according to a report Friday from the state auditor's office, which found several problems in its annual review of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.</p><p>About a third of the overpayment consisted of state money, as the federal government covers about two-thirds of Medicaid costs in North Carolina. Dave Richard is deputy secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services, and he offered this perspective on the overpayment:&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:05:28 +0000 Michael Tomsic 47577 at http://wfae.org 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'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'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 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