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Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that, despite last week's revelation of an additional 8,100 cases in Guilford County, DHHS is optimistic that the state and counties have reasonably achieved the USDA's March 31 milestone.
he U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that North Carolina successfully met requirements to reduce the number of pending food stamp applications and recertifications.
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.
Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order today that creates a multi-agency task force aimed at reducing substance abuse and underage drinking. The Governor's Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force will build on statewide prevention, treatment and...
The National Mobile Disaster Hospital that deployed from North Carolina on May 1 to tornado-ravaged Louisville, Miss., opened Monday to patients. The opening was greeted by fanfare and a walk-through by Gov. Philip Bryant and federal, state and local dignitaries.
North Carolina's second case of chikungunya was confirmed today in an Alamance County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean.
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.
With $2 billion in cost overruns the past four years, Medicaid continues to be North Carolina's most volatile political conundrum, and now unanswered questions about its spending and growth threaten to delay passage of 2014-15 state budget adjustments before next Monday's deadline.
The Senate on Wednesday rolled out an ambitious Medicaid reform planwith an aggressive timetable that health care provider organizations panned and other Medicaid experts applauded.
A new state audit reveals shortcomings in the procedure used to approve doctors and other providers offering services for patients on Medicaid, the state's health system for the poor and disabled.
Skeptics of the Medicaid reform plan announced in February by the McCrory administration are wary of using a relatively untested framework of what are known as accountable care organizations to administer and deliver Medicaid services.
I am a primary care physician with over 20 years experience delivering care in the Army and to North Carolina's Medicaid population, and currently run a pediatric clinic in Burlington.
State Auditor Beth Wood has chided the Department of Health and Human Services for dragging its feet in gaining federal certification for its NCTracks Medicaid information system, an omission that could cost the state $9.6 million a year.
A new state audit reveals shortcomings in the procedure used to approve doctors and other providers offering services for patients on Medicaid, the state's health system for the poor and disabled.
Accountable care organizations that are the cornerstone of the state's Medicaid reform plan are "HMOs on steroids," one national expert says, and they face certain opposition in the state Senate.
Governments at all levels have injected themselves into the debate over childhood obesity, with everything from rules about school lunches to higher taxes on candy and soft drinks, even a proposed tax on large, sugary sodas in New York City. Earlier this year, the North Carolina Institute of...
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