@NCCapitol

@NCCapitol

Tuesday wrap: Aldona's no good, horrible, very bad day

Posted October 8, 2013

— State lawmakers grilled Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos and other DHHS staffers during a marathon oversight committee meeting Tuesday.

Laura and Mark in the rain The Wrap @NCCapitol (Oct. 8)

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.

1 Comment

This story is closed for comments. Comments on WRAL.com news stories are accepted and moderated between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oldest First
View all
  • glo Oct 9, 11:20 a.m.

    What a bunch of beauracratic tripe. I was at my dentist a week or so ago and he mentioned they haven't gotten paid by medicaid in months. Other doctors have had to lay off staff or close a couple of days a week because they haven't been paid by the state for medicaid for so long they can't afford to stay open and pay staff. Are there any truthful people in positions of power in this state?