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N.C. Medicaid to Reduce rates, saves millions

Release Date: September 29, 2009
Contact: Renee McCoy, 919-733-9190

RALEIGH – North Carolina Medicaid expects to save nearly $200 million over the next two years through rate reductions on various services.  The new rates, which take effect October 1, are the result of state budget cuts enacted by the General Assembly for the 2010 and 2011 state fiscal years.

The cuts reduce the fees for more than 20 services and goods covered by Medicaid, the joint federal and state health insurer for low-income citizens.  Currently in North Carolina almost 2 million Medicaid recipients receive health and medical services.  

DHHS Secretary Lanier M. Cansler said the legislative mandate to reduce the budget amid an economic downturn with fewer tax revenues led to the painful decision to reduce the rates paid to Medicaid providers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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