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April 15, 2014 3:28 PM

More work needed on Medicaid recommendation, says key legislator

Rep. Nelson Dollar, a member of an advisory committee on Medicaid changes, liked the idea of creating Accountable Care Organizations a whole lot more than his Senate counterpart, Louis Pate, did. Recall that Pate said the plan that the state Department of Health and Human Services rolled out in February didn’t go far enough. Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration wants to change the way the state handles Medicaid by making the budget more predictable and filling gaps in care. DHHS worked on the plan for about a year. Dollar expects the legislature to make progress on establishing ACOs this session, but did not want to predict whether legislation would have them in place for Medicaid beneficiaries, as DHHS posited.

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