NC Senate budget would shift Medicaid to outside agency
The Senate’s budget proposal lays out a dramatic shift in how the state handles Medicaid – setting up another debate with the House over the best way to pursue Medicaid reform.
The goal is to change Medicaid from the current fee-for-service plan – where doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals get paid for each office visit and procedure – into a program with funding that pays a group of providers or insurance companies a set amount for each person to then manage their care.
Senate leaders want Medicaid to be removed from the Department of Health and Human Services and overseen by a “Health Benefits Authority.”
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