Medicaid overhaul http://wfae.org en What New NC Medicaid Overhaul Means For Budgeting, Mental Health http://wfae.org/post/what-new-nc-medicaid-overhaul-means-budgeting-mental-health <p>The McCrory administration wants doctors and hospitals to play a much larger role in managing the state's Medicaid program. The administration submitted its new Medicaid overhaul to the General Assembly Monday.</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:14:01 +0000 Michael Tomsic 47175 at http://wfae.org What New NC Medicaid Overhaul Means For Budgeting, Mental Health McCrory Administration Submits New Medicaid Plan Monday http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-administration-submits-new-medicaid-plan-monday <p>Governor Pat McCrory's administration will make its new approach to overhauling the state's most expensive health care program official Monday. State health leaders will submit their new plan for Medicaid to the General Assembly.</p><p>There's one phrase that you'll be hearing a lot about with our state's Medicaid program: accountable care organization. When you hear that jargon, think: groups of doctors and hospitals.</p><p>Dr. Elliott Fisher at Dartmouth College helped develop the concept and unveiled it under a different name in 2006.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:47:48 +0000 Michael Tomsic 47058 at http://wfae.org 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 NC Medicaid Advisory Group: 'No Decisions' On Overhaul Yet http://wfae.org/post/nc-medicaid-advisory-group-no-decisions-overhaul-yet <p>North Carolina's proposed Medicaid overhaul may change significantly. That's the message from an advisory group the governor and legislature put together, which met for the first time Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:54:06 +0000 Michael Tomsic 40634 at http://wfae.org Lawmakers To Hear From Wos On Food Stamp Delays, Medicaid Overhaul, Salaries http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-hear-wos-food-stamp-delays-medicaid-overhaul-salaries <p>North Carolina lawmakers will find out more Tuesday about why many families have been facing long delays for food stamps, what&#39;s next for the state&#39;s proposed Medicaid overhaul, and why certain Department Health and Human Services employees have received large raises.</p><p>It could be a long day for state Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos. She&#39;s due Tuesday morning and later that afternoon in front of legislative oversight committees.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:17:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36811 at http://wfae.org NC Medicaid Director Carol Steckel Resigning http://wfae.org/post/nc-medicaid-director-carol-steckel-resigning <p>The head of North Carolina's Medicaid program is resigning. Carol Steckel had been one of the people pushing a proposed overhaul of the state's Medicaid program. Now she's leaving after just eight months on the job.</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:12:09 +0000 Michael Tomsic 35892 at http://wfae.org NC Medicaid Director Carol Steckel Resigning