The legislature directed North Carolina Medicaid leaders to come up with the details needed to complete how the government health care program treats patients and pays for services.
Now, they’ve got particulars to share.
Top Department of Health and Human Services officials were expected to tell an oversight committee Tuesday about their pathway to complete Medicaid’s overhaul in the next few years.
Lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory agreed in September to replace Medicaid’s current fee-for-service system and replace it with one in which the state contracts with commercial managed-care companies or local hospital or doctor networks. Legislators set parameters but otherwise told DHHS to recommend by March 1 what else should be done.
Medicaid serves more than 1.8 million state residents — mostly poor children, older adults and the disabled.