Months after Gov. Pat McCrory declared the state Medicaid system as "broken," a five-member panel charged with coming up with repair ideas met for the first time Thursday.
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.
State Auditor Beth Wood used an appearance at the Joint Program Oversight Committee to criticize DHHS' handling of a new Medicaid billing system. Lawmakers asked whether anyone would be held accountable for the debacle.
State lawmakers hoping for a report on this year's Medicaid spending to date didn't get many solid answers at Tuesday's oversight hearing.
State health officials tried to reassure lawmakers Tuesday that the much-maligned NC Tracks system that helps the state handle Medicaid billing is getting better and service providers are getting paid.