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NC Department of Health and Human Services

Duke restricts visitors as NC flu deaths reach 8

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Duke University Health Systems is restricting patient visitors because of the rising number of flu cases even as public health officials say a third person in Guilford County has died from the illness. Full story...
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Three NC deaths blamed on flu

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videoThe NC Department of Health and Human Services says three people have died after being infected with seasonal influenza. The patients were from Eastern North Carolina, the Triad region and the Charlotte area. Full story...
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NC officials say Medicaid billing progress made

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North Carolina health officials say more medical providers are getting the hang of a new Medicaid billing system after its rocky first few months in operation. But not all state lawmakers are convinced the NCTracks system has turned the corner. Full story...
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With shutdown over, state, local services get back on track

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videoNow that the federal government is open again services around the country are getting back on track. In the Cape Fear organizations that had to make cuts during the shutdown are working hard to bring programs back to people in our area. Full story...
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Funding secured to continue WIC program in North Carolina

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North Carolina state government announced Thursday night it will resume issuing benefits to poor women and their children through a federally funded program, two days after announcing the US government shutdown would force their suspension. Full story...
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Complaints roll in about problems with NCTracks

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videoOfficials at the state Department of Health and Human Services issued public statements last summer saying the new computer system for processing Medicaid claims was working great, even as newly released records show complaints were coming from across the state. Full story...
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NC families go hungry as food assistance delayed

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North Carolina's food banks are struggling to serve huge numbers of hungry people as problems with a new state computer system have delayed processing of food stamp applications, often by months. Full story...
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Governor defends staffing choices

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videoGovernor Pat McCrory has come under fire for staffing choices he's made in the last several weeks. Last month the Governor promoted two men, in their twenties, who served as aides during his campaign to the Department of Health and Human Services. Full story...
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While in Wilmington, DHHS Secretary Wos refuses to answer questions about paying consultant $228,000; sends email to lawmakers

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Department of Health and Human Services Director Aldona Wos was in Wilmington Friday with Governor Pat McCrory to announce a new safe school task force. While here, we wanted to follow up with her regarding a story in this morning's Raleigh News and Observer that her office paid a consultant $228,000 over eight months. Full story...
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Jobs for highly-paid McCrory staffers never posted

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Gov. Pat McCrory says two 24-year-old campaign staffers landed senior-level jobs in his administration because they were the most qualified applicants, beating out older candidates. But the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where Matthew McKillip and Ricky Diaz got big promotions and raises, has been unable to provide any evidence their positions were advertised or that other applicants were considered. Full story...
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McCrory DHHS official paid more than industry norm

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The big salary North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is paying one of the young Republicans who worked on his election campaign last year outpaces what private employers pay for similar work. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Complaints filed about dozens of birds at Shallotte service station

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video An automotive service station with exotic birds for sale is ruffling some feathers. Complaints from people range from the birds being kept in hot conditions to too many of the animals in one cage. Full story...
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NC Republicans bring abortion bill fix to panel

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North Carolina House Republicans are trying to change an abortion bill after Gov. Pat McCrory threatened to veto the proposal. Full story...
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NC agency orders Durham abortion clinic closed

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State officials have ordered a Durham abortion clinic to close its doors after finding safety violations. Full story...
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Audit: NC Medicaid claims system untested, flawed

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An audit of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it has failed to fully test a new $484 million computer system scheduled to begin processing Medicaid claims on July 1. Full story...
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