Over the month of May, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) held four listening sessions throughout the state to get input on the proposed changes to the Medicaid program under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2015. Watch North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) President Paul R.G. Cunningham, MD, deliver comments at the session in Raleigh. Watch video of other physicians’ comments on our 2017 Legislative Blog.
The NCMS also submitted written comments addressing each of the seven areas identified by NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD as areas of particular importance as NCDHHS works with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to receive a waiver to move the state to managed care. Read the NCMS’ comments.
The NCMS’ principles guiding how best to reform the state’s Medicaid program have remained constant from the first request for input in 2013 from then-Gov. Pat McCrory until today. The NCMS strongly supports reform of our health care delivery and payment system centered on the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.