Tuesday wrap: Aldona's no good, horrible, very bad day
Posted October 8, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — State lawmakers grilled Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos and other DHHS staffers during a marathon oversight committee meeting Tuesday.
The first part of the meeting focused on troubles with NCTracks, the computer system designed to process Medicaid claims. Numerous health care providers have complained since the system launched in July that they cannot get paid for their services in a timely manner, but DHHS officials insisted that changes made in recent months have improved operations.
The afternoon session covered a range of topics, from high salaries paid to former Gov. Pat McCrory campaign staffers to efforts to privatize Medicaid to the agency's budget and how staffers are complying with legislative directives.