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Medicaid

Looming deadline could force thousands from assisted living facilities

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video A deadline is looming that could force thousands of people living in adult care homes out on the streets. North Carolina has until April 30 to come up with a new way to distribute Medicaid payments to people living in group homes and private homes. Full story...
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NC Medicaid contract scrutinized by auditors

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State auditors are questioning how a contract to overhaul and operate the claims processing system for North Carolina's Medicaid program became bogged down with cost overruns and a nearly two-year delay. Full story...
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Judge blocks NC personal care service rules

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A federal judge has blocked North Carolina's Medicaid office from implementing rules for personal care services that a lawsuit contends has led more than 2,400 people to lose paid assistance at home for things like cooking, bathing and dressing. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall debated by legislators

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A Republican budget-writer says he doesn't envision large reimbursement rate cuts for doctors or eliminating optional medical services for North Carolina Medicaid patients to help close a projected $140 million shortfall this year. Full story...
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NC misses mental illness deadline

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North Carolina officials have missed a federal deadline for dealing with thousands of people with mental illness who live in adult care homes. And it has advocates worried patients may have nowhere to go besides emergency rooms, shelters or the street. Full story...
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School counselor charged with murder faces federal charges

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A Columbus County man already charged with murder now faces separate federal criminal charges. A federal grand jury indicted Michael Shawn Brown last week of 20 counts of wire fraud, two counts aggravated identity theft, two counts of arson and one count of making material false statements. Full story...
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NC Medicaid committee hears options for extra cuts

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North Carolina's Medicaid agency is preparing to slash services and payments beyond the nearly $360 million cut that state budget writers ordered this year. Full story...
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NC Medicaid committee hears options for cuts

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North Carolina's Medicaid agency is unveiling its ideas for about cutting payments to doctors and services for patients. Full story...
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NC woman lobbies DC against Medicaid budget cuts

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A North Carolina woman is hoping to lobby President Obama and Congress away from considering cuts to the Medicaid program that pays health care costs for the poor and disabled. Full story...
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NC advocates sue for people with disabilities

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North Carolina advocates for patients with developmental disabilities say more than 600 children and adults are losing critical Medicaid services because of how a managed care provider in the southern Piedmont is calculating levels of need. Full story...
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Medicaid 'optional' services may be trimmed in NC

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North Carolina's Medicaid recipients could see some of the services they've grown accustomed to no longer covered. Full story...
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