Department of Health and Human Services
State DHHS officials told lawmakers Tuesday they'll start preparations for another federal shutdown if there's no congressional budget deal by Friday.
The state Department of Health and Human Services doesn't have a plan to address the range of problems with its troubled Medicaid billing system, according to a state audit released Monday afternoon.
In July and August, DHHS officials downplayed widespread technical problems with the state's new food stamp system, prompting frustration from social services directors and building up a massive backlog of cases.
In Wake County alone this month, about 500 families already on food stamps have been waiting anywhere from 15 days to three months for their benefits.
A worker described by auditors as a "point person" for the the rollout of NCTracks, the new Medicaid billing system, has gone to work for the contractor in charge of the troubled project.