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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) will temporarily increase payments rates to long-term care providers and facilities to support them in caring for Medicaid beneficiaries who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) will temporarily increase payments rates to long-term care providers and facilities to support them in caring for Medicaid beneficiaries who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19
 
NC Medicaid today announced several policy changes around the use of telemedicine in response to COVID-19.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has sought authority from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to temporarily waive certain Medicaid and NC Health Choice policies as part of North Carolina’s response to the COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has sought authority from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to temporarily waive certain Medicaid and NC Health Choice policies as part of North Carolina’s response to the COVID-19.
 
A February study released by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) lays waste to the claims by Medicaid expansion advocates that expansion would translate into an economic boon for state hospitals.
A February study released by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) lays waste to the claims by Medicaid expansion advocates that expansion would translate into an economic boon for state hospitals.
 
The possibility of a Republican version of Medicaid expansion has died in North Carolina.
 
More than a thousand jobs and a massive reform are at stake now that the budget stalemate has thrown Medicaid transformation into chaos.
More than a thousand jobs and a massive reform are at stake now that the budget stalemate has thrown Medicaid transformation into chaos.
 
The Trump administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week unveiled a new model for how states could finance and design benefit plans for the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — Medicaid expansion population.
The Trump administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week unveiled a new model for how states could finance and design benefit plans for the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — Medicaid expansion population.
 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities throughout the state.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities throughout the state.
 
Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of Health and Human Services Mandy K. Cohen met with eastern North Carolina leaders today to discuss the need for Medicaid expansion to improve health outcomes and bolster economies in the region.
Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of Health and Human Services Mandy K. Cohen met with eastern North Carolina leaders today to discuss the need for Medicaid expansion to improve health outcomes and bolster economies in the region.
 
Vidant Health hosted a roundtable discussion on the challenges of rural health care and the need for Medicaid expansion with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy K. Cohen
Vidant Health hosted a roundtable discussion on the challenges of rural health care and the need for Medicaid expansion with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy K. Cohen
 
The New York Post reports this week that the state of New York is facing a massive budget hole of roughly $6 billion.
The New York Post reports this week that the state of New York is facing a massive budget hole of roughly $6 billion.
 
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 19, that Medicaid transformation would be placed on hold indefinitely.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 19, that Medicaid transformation would be placed on hold indefinitely.
 
Twenty percent or more of Medicaid spending in 2019—an amount likely to exceed $75 billion—is improper.
Twenty percent or more of Medicaid spending in 2019—an amount likely to exceed $75 billion—is improper.
 
An overhaul of North Carolina’s Medicaid system, approved years ago and weeks into enrollment, is being postponed indefinitely because funding for it was vetoed by Gov. Cooper.
An overhaul of North Carolina’s Medicaid system, approved years ago and weeks into enrollment, is being postponed indefinitely because funding for it was vetoed by Gov. Cooper.
 
In reaction to the legislature adjourning without passing needed funds to continue Medicaid Managed Care implementation, spokesperson Megan Thorpe offered the following comment:
In reaction to the legislature adjourning without passing needed funds to continue Medicaid Managed Care implementation, spokesperson Megan Thorpe offered the following comment:
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that because the NC General Assembly did not take needed action, managed care implementation and open enrollment for NC Medicaid must be suspended.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that because the NC General Assembly did not take needed action, managed care implementation and open enrollment for NC Medicaid must be suspended.
 
A big change to the state Medicaid program remains unfunded, increasing the risk of costly delays in Medicaid transformation.
A big change to the state Medicaid program remains unfunded, increasing the risk of costly delays in Medicaid transformation.
 
Gov. Cooper has insisted that North Carolina can expand its Medicaid program "without any additional state tax dollars."
Gov. Cooper has insisted that North Carolina can expand its Medicaid program "without any additional state tax dollars."
 
Time is running out, and Medicaid transformation is imperiled.
 
North Carolina continues to roll out Medicaid managed care, despite a lack of funding from the legislature and a lawsuit pending against one of the insurers slotted to become a managed care organization.
North Carolina continues to roll out Medicaid managed care, despite a lack of funding from the legislature and a lawsuit pending against one of the insurers slotted to become a managed care organization.
 
Open enrollment for Medicaid Managed Care begins statewide today. Most people who receive Medicaid can choose a health plan and primary care provider to deliver their Medicaid services as part of the state’s transformation to managed care.
Open enrollment for Medicaid Managed Care begins statewide today. Most people who receive Medicaid can choose a health plan and primary care provider to deliver their Medicaid services as part of the state’s transformation to managed care.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded the regions awarded to Carolina Complete Health Inc. to serve as a prepaid health plan under the state’s transition to Medicaid managed care.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded the regions awarded to Carolina Complete Health Inc. to serve as a prepaid health plan under the state’s transition to Medicaid managed care.
 
Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina would reverberate throughout the state in disparate yet significant ways, affecting rural communities, people without jobs, as well as the uninsured and insured alike.
Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina would reverberate throughout the state in disparate yet significant ways, affecting rural communities, people without jobs, as well as the uninsured and insured alike.
 
For the disabled already on Medicaid, finding providers or in-home caregivers can be a nightmare.
For the disabled already on Medicaid, finding providers or in-home caregivers can be a nightmare.
 
I don’t think North Carolina should expand Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
I don’t think North Carolina should expand Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
 
To bear the burden of expanding Medicaid, states rely on Uncle Sam to pick up 90% of the costs. So far, the federal government hasn’t failed.
To bear the burden of expanding Medicaid, states rely on Uncle Sam to pick up 90% of the costs. So far, the federal government hasn’t failed.
 
For people looking to sink talk of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, Ohio is the go-to state to paint as a Medicaid debacle.
For people looking to sink talk of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, Ohio is the go-to state to paint as a Medicaid debacle.
 
The Republican version of Medicaid expansion will move to the House floor.
 
The budget passed the N.C. House in a controversial veto override, but the debate over Medicaid expansion is far from over.
The budget passed the N.C. House in a controversial veto override, but the debate over Medicaid expansion is far from over.
 
In 2007, the federal government granted Indiana and then-Gov. Mitch Daniels a waiver to administer Medicaid to an expanded population.
In 2007, the federal government granted Indiana and then-Gov. Mitch Daniels a waiver to administer Medicaid to an expanded population.
 
It’s been five years in the making, and it’s almost free from the budget stalemate.
 
With most of the Democratic caucus absent from the chamber, the N.C. House voted to override two of Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes.
With most of the Democratic caucus absent from the chamber, the N.C. House voted to override two of Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes.
 
The U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 made it optional for states to expand Medicaid, and several immediately signed on. A few resisted, including North Carolina, and have yet to pass an expansion bill.
The U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 made it optional for states to expand Medicaid, and several immediately signed on. A few resisted, including North Carolina, and have yet to pass an expansion bill.
 
The overhaul of North Carolina’s Medicaid’s infrastructure is caught in the stand-off between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican legislature.
The overhaul of North Carolina’s Medicaid’s infrastructure is caught in the stand-off between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican legislature.
 
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today that it will extend open enrollment for Medicaid beneficiaries and move to a statewide transition to managed care on February 1, 2020.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today that it will extend open enrollment for Medicaid beneficiaries and move to a statewide transition to managed care on February 1, 2020.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the 36th bill of his administration Friday, Aug. 30, rejecting legislation funding the transformation of Medicaid to a managed-care model.
Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the 36th bill of his administration Friday, Aug. 30, rejecting legislation funding the transformation of Medicaid to a managed-care model.
 
Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper insists Medicaid expansion be included in the General Fund budget, and the Republican-dominated General Assembly unequivocally refuses.
Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper insists Medicaid expansion be included in the General Fund budget, and the Republican-dominated General Assembly unequivocally refuses.
 
Only four House Democrats refused to sign a letter pledging to uphold Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto.
Only four House Democrats refused to sign a letter pledging to uphold Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto.
 
As Medicaid expansion continues to hold Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly in gridlock, a growing number of North Carolinians say they’d oppose expanding the health-insurance entitlement.
As Medicaid expansion continues to hold Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly in gridlock, a growing number of North Carolinians say they’d oppose expanding the health-insurance entitlement.
 
While the fighting over Medicaid and the state budget persists, Republicans’s effort to save rural hospitals with a state-funded loan program will move forward.
While the fighting over Medicaid and the state budget persists, Republicans’s effort to save rural hospitals with a state-funded loan program will move forward.
 
Governor Roy Cooper met with childcare teachers at Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University, a five-star child care facility in Shelby. In a roundtable discussion, teachers shared that preventable diseases go untreated because they need access to health insurance.
Governor Roy Cooper met with childcare teachers at Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University, a five-star child care facility in Shelby. In a roundtable discussion, teachers shared that preventable diseases go untreated because they need access to health insurance.
 
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