Agenda: Joint LOC on Health and Human Services

AGENDA

JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
February 11, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Legislative Office Building - Room 643

Representative Justin Burr, Presiding Co-Chair
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Looks like several Medicaid related items are on the Agenda including one addressed by Joseph Neff for the N&O

In August, the state’s Medicaid director asked the federal government for permission to postpone for three months the process for renewing Medicaid recipients’ coverage.

The federal government gave its approval, but the N.C. General Assembly didn’t. When lawmakers passed the state budget in July, they required the Department of Health and Human Services to get legislative approval for federal waivers.

Rep. Nelson Dollar, the top budget writer in the state House, said he only learned about the waiver last month. While he’s concerned that the Department of Health and Human Services failed to consult the legislature as the law required, Dollar said he’s more concerned about the cost of the waiver...

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/10/3610099/unauthorized-waiver-adds-millions.html#storylink=cpy

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New head of DMA (Medicaid section of DHHS)

NC public health chief also to head Medicaid : Dr. Robin Cummings has been put in charge of North Carolina's Medicaid program, which Gov, Pat McCrory's administration is trying to overhaul to rein in costs and improve efficiency.

WRAL reports:

Dr. Robin Cummings has been put in charge of North Carolina's Medicaid program, which Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is trying to overhaul to rein in costs and improve efficiency.

Heading the Division of Medical Assistance comes in addition to Cummings' duties as acting state health director and deputy secretary of health services for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Martha Brock

Dr. Aldona Vos and top leaders speaking at NC Legislature @2pm

You can listen in on audio at http://ncleg.net/Audio/Audio.html

Here is the second part of the LOC meeting agenda. They saved the top dogs to speak last

IX. Health Information Exchange (HIE) Status Report-- Chris Scarboro, President, NC Health Information Exchange

X. Implementation of Transparency Provisions (S.L. 2013-382) --Drexdal Pratt. Director, Division of Health Service Regulation, DHHS

XI. Status of Staffing at DHHS Ideas to Address Staffing Concerns and Update on Medicaid Director Search
Mark Gogal, Director, Human Resources, DHHS --Dr. Aldona Wos, Secretary, DHHS

XII. Status of Nonprofit Organizations/ Establishment of Competitive Grant Process (S.L. 2013-360 Sec 12A.2(e)) --Sherrie Settle, Associate Director, Contracts, Grants and Compliance, DHHS

XIII. Questions From Members of the Legislative Oversight Committee
XIV. Adjourn Next Meeting: March 11, 2014

Martha Brock