NC doctors sue state over Medicaid payment delays
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MICHAEL BIESECKER
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A group of North Carolina doctors has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages from the state and its contractors over flawed computer programs that severely delayed Medicaid reimbursements.

The lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that managers at the Department of Health and Human Services and contractors Computer Sciences Corporation, Maximus Consulting Services and SLI Global Solutions were negligent in the launch of NCTracks. The $484 million computer system is intended to streamline the filing of Medicaid claims and issuing payments.

The complaint says the launch of NCTracks was a "disaster" and the software riddled with errors. The problems led to delays of weeks and sometimes months before medical providers and hospitals received payment, forcing some businesses to take out loans to meet payroll.

Joe Cooper oversees NCTracks and says he can't comment on pending litigation.

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Perhaps the award of the contract to Computer Sciences Corporation, Maximus Consulting Services and SLI Global Solutions should be investigated!!! Nepotism, cronies, etc.

As a tax payer, I am tired of having my money wasted to line the pockets of state politicians on programs such as this disguised failure.

Just like the state charges taxpayers for late payments, The software companies made the maistakes. They should pay for there errors and the politicians that hired theem should be fired.

SAVE THE TAXPAYERS THE COST OF A LAWSUIT!

and then people wonder why doctors don't want to take on medicard..

Would you want to wait for your money ????

Because of the people suffer ...