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Audit: NC Medicaid Savings Could Be At Risk

North Carolina health officials’ failure to get federal certification for a new, problem-plagued Medicaid payment system could jeopardize some of the system’s nearly $10 million in expected annual savings as glitches still exist that could cause even further delays, according to a state audit released Thursday.


Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.


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NC Medicaid Overhaul Is Subject Of Public Hearing

A panel charged with advising North Carolina health officials about how to change Medicaid in the state is ready to hear from interest groups and citizens who want to instruct their work.


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Embattled DHHS Spokesman Announces Resignation On Twitter

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The communications director for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is resigning, five days after he provided reporters false information about a serious privacy breach involving Medicaid cards […]


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DHHS: Some Officials Knew Of Medicaid Card Misfire

North Carolina health officials have clarified precisely when they first learned that cards with the personal information of nearly 49,000 children receiving Medicaid benefits had been mailed to the wrong addresses.


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Feds’ Site Gives States Incomplete Medicaid Data

People shopping for insurance on the federal marketplace may be informed they’re eligible for Medicaid and that their information is being sent to state officials to sign them up. However, states say they aren’t able enroll them because they’re receiving incomplete data from the Obama administration.


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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.


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Key Details Withheld From Audit Of NC Medicaid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Strategic edits made to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services response to an audit critical of the state’s Medicaid program raises questions about whether key facts were withheld to […]


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Lawmakers Want Quicker Fix To NC Medicaid Billing

North Carolina state lawmakers and medical workers on Tuesday demanded quicker resolution of problems within the state’s new Medicaid billing system as complaints mount about overdue claims payments and unhelpful call center workers.


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SC Gearing Up For Launch Of Insurance Exchange

Uninsured South Carolinians can begin signing up for health coverage Tuesday through the online marketplace created under the federal health care overhaul, but many residents may have no idea how to do that in a state run by Republicans who have actively opposed the process.




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