NC Department of Health and Human Services 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 DHHS Spokesman Leaves For Washington After Controversial Year http://wfae.org/post/dhhs-spokesman-leaves-washington-after-controversial-year <p>The McCrory administration’s 24-year-old health department spokesman is headed to Washington, less than a year after his appointment stoked controversy.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:12:48 +0000 Ben Bradford 42616 at http://wfae.org DHHS Spokesman Leaves For Washington After Controversial Year 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 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