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10:07 am
Mon September 8, 2014

North Carolina Dramatically Reduces Medicaid Shortfall

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For the first time in five years, North Carolina will not end a fiscal year with hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid cost overruns. That's according to the General Assembly's fiscal research division. The improvement comes after the state hired a consulting firm to help with budgeting.

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4:44 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

NC Senate Tentatively Passes Medicaid Overhaul

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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.  


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4:42 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

NC Senate Moves Closer To House, Governor On Medicaid Overhaul

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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.


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3:46 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

NC Leaders In Agreement On Overhauling Medicaid Payment Model

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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.


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5:57 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

NC Senate Rejects Governor McCrory's Medicaid Overhaul

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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.


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9:14 am
Tue March 18, 2014

What New NC Medicaid Overhaul Means For Budgeting, Mental Health

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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.


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6:47 am
Mon March 17, 2014

McCrory Administration Submits New Medicaid Plan Monday

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.

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.

Dr. Elliott Fisher at Dartmouth College helped develop the concept and unveiled it under a different name in 2006.

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5:54 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

NC Medicaid Advisory Group: 'No Decisions' On Overhaul Yet

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.


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5:12 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

NC Medicaid Director Carol Steckel Resigning

Carol Steckel.
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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.


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