Aldona Wos http://wunc.org en Doctors File Lawsuit Over NC Tracks http://wunc.org/post/doctors-file-lawsuit-over-nc-tracks <p>A group of physicians has filed a<a href="http://www.williamsmullen.com/sites/default/files/files/nctracks.pdf"> class-action lawsuit</a> against the state and contractors who launched a new computer program designed to reimburse health care providers for serving Medicaid patients.</p><p>The suit seeks millions of dollars in damages. The plaintiffs say they haven't been reimbursed properly for serving those patients. As a result, they say their practices have suffered severe financial losses. Camden Webb is their attorney.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:45:27 +0000 Jessica Jones 29071 at http://wunc.org Doctors File Lawsuit Over NC Tracks McCrory Threatens Veto, Lawmakers Insert Revised Abortion Language In New Bill http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-threatens-veto-lawmakers-insert-revised-abortion-language-new-bill <p>Governor Pat McCrory said that he will veto <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=HB+695&amp;submitButton=Go">a bill that places stricter regulations on clinics providing abortions</a> unless state lawmakers make significant changes to the bill. <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130710/governor-mccrory-releases-statement-hb-695">McCrory's office released a statement</a> this morning saying “major portions of the bill are of sound value,” however he would block the measure unless the legislature amends it to include provisions his administration outlined yesterday. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:59:43 +0000 Will Michaels & Laura Candler 18676 at http://wunc.org McCrory Threatens Veto, Lawmakers Insert Revised Abortion Language In New Bill Secretary Of Health And Human Services Urges Lawmakers To Study Bill http://wunc.org/post/secretary-health-and-human-services-urges-lawmakers-study-bill <p>The head of North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has asked state lawmakers to review a bill that would enact new regulations on abortion providers.<br><br>Secretary Aldona Wos told lawmakers at a committee meeting earlier today that her department and the governor are very concerned about patients' safety. News 14 Carolina broadcast the meeting. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:23:54 +0000 Jessica Jones 18636 at http://wunc.org Secretary Of Health And Human Services Urges Lawmakers To Study Bill Audit Finds DHHS Did Not Fully Test New Computer System http://wunc.org/post/audit-finds-dhhs-did-not-fully-test-new-computer-system <p>The state Auditor has found that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services did not fully test a new computer system.<br><br>The DHHS system was installed to start processing Medicaid claims beginning in July.&nbsp;&nbsp; Beth Wood's audit found that the nearly $500 million computer system was not put through all of its paces.&nbsp; The report raises questions about the software and its ability to handle Medicaid claims paid by the state that exceed $12 billion.&nbsp; Thu, 23 May 2013 10:27:18 +0000 Gurnal Scott 15859 at http://wunc.org Audit Finds DHHS Did Not Fully Test New Computer System NC Health And Human Services: "Things Are Really Broken" http://wunc.org/post/nc-health-and-human-services-things-are-really-broken <p>State officials say they plan to reform the health department ahead of their budget proposal to the General Assembly.&nbsp; Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos told lawmakers yesterday her priorities are to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and improve her office's computer system.&nbsp; Wos said in committee testimony aired on WRAL.com that she's cleaning up a department whose employees have filled out incomprehensible reports and wasted money through poor communication.<br> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:51:36 +0000 Will Michaels 10403 at http://wunc.org Group Home Residents Need Place to Live, New NC Secretary Promises Help http://wunc.org/post/group-home-residents-need-place-live-new-nc-secretary-promises-help <p>North Carolina's new Secretary of Health and Human Services says she's committed to helping residents of group homes find a place to live at the end of the month. About 14 hundred people with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities are no longer eligible for Medicaid reimbursements for personal care services.</p><p>The outgoing Governor, Bev Perdue, allocated one million dollars from a rental assistance fund to keep remaining group home residents in place until the end of January. But everyone's aware that money will run out, says Secretary Aldona Vos.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7302 at http://wunc.org