Medicaid overhaul http://wfae.org en NC Senate Tentatively Passes Medicaid Overhaul http://wfae.org/post/nc-senate-tentatively-passes-medicaid-overhaul <p>The North Carolina Senate tentatively passed an overhaul of the state's Medicaid program Thursday afternoon. It includes major differences from what Governor Pat McCrory and the House are pushing for. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:44:31 +0000 Michael Tomsic 55577 at http://wfae.org NC Senate Tentatively Passes Medicaid Overhaul NC Senate Moves Closer To House, Governor On Medicaid Overhaul http://wfae.org/post/nc-senate-moves-closer-house-governor-medicaid-overhaul <p>North Carolina's Senate, House and governor are getting closer to an agreement on overhauling the state's Medicaid program. Senate leaders announced a new plan Wednesday that's similar to what House leaders and Governor McCrory want. But there are still two key differences to work out.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:42:43 +0000 Michael Tomsic 55051 at http://wfae.org NC Senate Moves Closer To House, Governor On Medicaid Overhaul NC Leaders In Agreement On Overhauling Medicaid Payment Model http://wfae.org/post/nc-leaders-agreement-overhauling-medicaid-payment-model <p>North Carolina is poised to overhaul how it pays for doctor's visits and other physical health services under Medicaid. Governor Pat McCrory, state House and Senate leaders agree on that front, although they still need to work out differences in their broader plans for Medicaid.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:46:56 +0000 Michael Tomsic 53344 at http://wfae.org NC Leaders In Agreement On Overhauling Medicaid Payment Model NC Senate Rejects Governor McCrory's Medicaid Overhaul http://wfae.org/post/nc-senate-rejects-governor-mccrorys-medicaid-overhaul <p>Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have rejected Governor Pat McCrory's proposed Medicaid overhaul. Senate leaders proposed their own overhaul in the budget they released this week.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:57:55 +0000 Michael Tomsic 52015 at http://wfae.org NC Senate Rejects Governor McCrory's Medicaid Overhaul Teacher Pay, Coal Ash, Film Incentives On General Assembly Docket http://wfae.org/post/teacher-pay-coal-ash-film-incentives-general-assembly-docket <p>Lawmakers are back in Raleigh today for the start of the General Assembly’s short session. And they’re not letting the short time frame keep them from tackling major changes. Republican leaders are considering more tax cuts, how to boost teacher pay, handle coal ash, whether to continue incentives for film, and much more. WFAE’s Lisa Miller and Ben Bradford joined Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt to discuss what to expect.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:45:00 +0000 Ben Bradford, Lisa Miller & Kevin Kniestedt 50876 at http://wfae.org Teacher Pay, Coal Ash, Film Incentives On General Assembly Docket 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's next for the state's proposed Medicaid overhaul, and why certain Department Health and Human Services employees have received large raises.</p><p>I</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:17:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36811 at http://wfae.org