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HHS Acts To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

HHS Acts To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

In states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, prisoners are eligible for the program once they’re released. By..

May 2, 2016 with 1 Comment
Advocates Push Lawmakers on Public Health Issues

Advocates Push Lawmakers on Public Health Issues

North Carolina’s lawmakers return to Raleigh this week to adjust the budget for the coming fiscal year. We take a look at what health..

April 26, 2016 with 1 Comment
Kids’ Docs Make Voices Heard on Medicaid Reform

Kids’ Docs Make Voices Heard on Medicaid Reform

The state Department of Health and Human Services holds its final Medicaid reform hearing – and hears plenty from pediatricians. By..

April 20, 2016 with 0 Comments
Report: Shorthanded, Swamped County Workers Led to Food Stamp, Medicaid Delays

Report: Shorthanded, Swamped County Workers Led to Food Stamp, Medicaid Delays

It turns out workers weren’t just complaining, there really was a torrent of work. By Rose Hoban In 2013 and 2014, headlines..

April 18, 2016
How Much Money Did DHHS Actually Overspend?

How Much Money Did DHHS Actually Overspend?

Unpacking disagreements between the state auditor and the Department of Health and Human Services over last week’s audit. By Rose..

April 13, 2016
McCrory Budget Emphasizes Dollars for Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

McCrory Budget Emphasizes Dollars for Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

As the legislative session nears, Gov. Pat McCrory makes his priorities known. By Rose Hoban Flanked by lawmakers and law enforcement..

April 12, 2016
Audit Shows Continued Compliance Problems at DHHS

Audit Shows Continued Compliance Problems at DHHS

Medicaid could have paid hundreds of millions too much for patient care, welfare payments and children’s health while underpaying..

April 5, 2016
DHHS Officials Hear Critiques, Feedback on Proposed Medicaid Plan

DHHS Officials Hear Critiques, Feedback on Proposed Medicaid Plan

State health officials held the first of a dozen meetings with the public to share plans on reforming Medicaid. By Rose Hoban At the..

April 1, 2016
MDs and RNs Debate Nursing Role at the Legislature

MDs and RNs Debate Nursing Role at the Legislature

Lawmakers say they’re ready to give the rules around nursing practice a vote. Is the health care community ready? By Rose Hoban Like so..

March 31, 2016
In Indiana, Medicaid Expansion Makes Poorest Pay

In Indiana, Medicaid Expansion Makes Poorest Pay

When North Carolina lawmakers talk about expanding Medicaid, they point to Indiana’s plan as one of the examples to emulate. By Phil..

March 30, 2016
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