Press Releases

Public Input Sought on Medicaid Reform; Sessions Scheduled Across the State

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional public input on the transformation of the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs.

ICYMI: Secretary Brajer Talks Medicaid Reform on ‘Legislative Week in Review’

Monday, June 13, 2016 Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer talked Medicaid Reform during an appearance June 10, 2016 on UNC-TV’s Legislative Week in Review. His discussion with host Kelly McCullen focused on how the proposed shift from fee-for-service to person-centered care will result in improved patient outcomes.

State's Medicaid Program Projects Third Straight Year of Cash on Hand

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) expects to finish the year with approximately $250 million cash on hand in the state’s Medicaid program.

State announces new LME/MCO service regions

Thursday, March 17, 2016

State health officials announced today that the state- and Medicaid-funded Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations providing mental health, intellectual and developmental disability and substance use services to North Carolina citizens will be consolidating into four service regions across the state.

N.C. Medicaid reform waiver application available for public comment

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is receiving public comments through April 18, 2016, on the draft N.C. Medicaid reform waiver application. Public feedback is important to shape the final application before it is submitted June 1, 2016, to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Medicaid Reform Plan Offers a North Carolina Solution

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

State health officials today unveiled an innovative, multi-year draft plan for reforming North Carolina’s Medicaid program to achieve better patient care, better community health, improved doctor-patient engagement and cost containment.

Top N.C. Health Educator Joins Team Shaping N.C.'s Medicaid Reform

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Secretary Rick Brajer announced today that Dr. Warren Newton, a leading health educator in North Carolina, has agreed to serve the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a senior medical advisor to help shape Medicaid reform, while continuing his current role as director of North Carolina’s Area Health Education Centers.

NC DHHS Announces Medicaid Finishes Second Fiscal Year with Cash on Hand

Thursday, July 2, 2015

For the second straight fiscal year, the North Carolina Medicaid program ended the year with cash on hand.

DHHS Secretary Wos Releases Statement on HB 372

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Secretary Aldona Wos, M.D. released a statement regarding House Bill 372.

ICYMI: Approval of Medicaid system means more federal money

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A few months shy of its two-year anniversary, the state's upgraded Medicaid payment system earned a federal seal of approval this month that will mean millions in additional funding.