Press Releases

NCTracks is the largest, most complex IT project in state history and is the first public multi-payer system in the United States, replacing a 35 year old system.

NCTracks will achieve its first service anniversary on July 1 as the single system for processing claims and payments for Medicaid and other N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs.

North Carolina's second case of chikungunya was confirmed today in an Alamance County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean. Currently, none of the reported cases of this viral infection have been acquired in North Carolina or the continental United States.

As the national economy recovers from the recession, government agencies - like the state Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in North Carolina - are highlighting resources and services to rural regions significantly affected by the economic downturn.

The Duke Endowment has approved a $1.5 million grant to the NC Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health and Community Care for further expansion of the Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP).

Mardy Peal, DHHS Senior Advisor to the Secretary, discussed Governor McCrory's N.C. Medicaid reform plan on WFAE's Charlotte Talks.

State Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos named Cummings, 58, to the job Tuesday. He replaces former Medicaid director Carol Steckel, who resigned last year.

Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina's Mobile Disaster Hospital is being sent to Mississippi to provide medical support to a community whose 41-bed hospital, medical clinics and only nursing home was destroyed by the tornadoes on Monday.