0 Comments for this article

Tags: , , , , , ,

EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory’s health agency is backing away from initial proposals to fix Medicaid costs by hiring a handful of big managed care organizations to run North Carolina’s $13 billion health care system.

The state Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday presented its framework for revamping Medicaid to an advisory group set up by McCrory. The Legislature is expected to consider changes in May.

The health agency proposes to hold down rising Medicaid costs by expanding the roughly two dozen accountable care organizations operating statewide, as the state’s doctors and hospitals recommended.

The networks of physicians or hospitals get to keep a portion of generated savings if they meet savings and treatment goals but shares the losses if patient costs exceed standards.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comment on this Story

Related News

Pat McCrory arrives at Trump tower on December 7, 2016 (Photo: CNN)
20 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Pat McCrory arrives at Trump tower
Read More»
Donald Trump is the 2016 Time Person of the Year (Photo: Nadav Kander/Time)
23 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year
Read More»
Donald Trump thanks North Carolina voters during his 2016 Thank You Tour stop in Fayetteville on Dec. 6, 2016. (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY)
1 day ago
0 Comments for this article
Trump says ‘thank you’ to NC supporters
Read More»