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N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to Hold Second Public Forum on Wednesday, January 15

 

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov
              919-855-4840

Raleigh, N.C. - A public meeting on Medicaid reform will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 by the N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
State Library/Archives and History Building
109 East Jones St.
Raleigh NC 27601

Directions and parking information can be found at statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/directions.html. Attendees do not need to register; however, sign-in is required at this facility. The sign-in table will be open from 8:30 to 9:30 and 12:30 to 1:30.

At this meeting, nearly 50 beneficiaries, providers and other stakeholders registered to share brief comments on how to create a healthier North Carolina through Medicaid reform. The Fiscal Research Division of the N.C. General Assembly will present a review of Medicaid spending review.

The advisory group was instructed by the General Assembly to serve as a forum for stakeholder input and to ensure transparency in the Medicaid reform process. The information will be used by the Department of Health and Human Services as it develops a proposal to reform North Carolina's Medicaid system. DHHS will present its proposal to the General Assembly March 17, 2014.

Medicaid reform has three objectives mandated by the legislature:

  • Create a predictable and sustainable Medicaid program for N.C. taxpayers,
  • Provide care for the whole person by uniting physical and behavioral health care
  • Increase administrative ease and efficiency for N.C. Medicaid providers.

For more information, contact Kirsti Clifford, Office of Communications, Division of Health and Human Services, at (919) 855-4837 or kirsti.clifford@dhhs.nc.gov.

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