DHHS Presents Medicaid Reform Plan to the General Assembly
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) presented its Medicaid reform plan to the General Assembly on Monday, March 17, 2014. This realistic and achievable plan puts patients first, improves whole person care, ensures a more predictable Medicaid budget, and builds on what already works for North Carolina.
"We have an obligation - an obligation we have willingly accepted as a state - to help those in need. And we must, at the same time, be good stewards of taxpayer resources," said DHHS Secretary Aldona Z. Wos, M.D. "We believe this Medicaid reform plan is responsive to both those obligations."
The plan proposes that providers collaborate through accountable care organizations (ACOs), a model that allows physicians and other providers who care for patients to take control of improving quality and healthy outcomes.
For a copy of the Medicaid reform plan, click here.