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By Kay Castillo, Director of Advocacy, Policy and Legislation, NASW North Carolina
For the past few months, a small team comprised of legislators and professionals has met and heard from the public regarding how to best reform Medicaid. Our Medicaid system has been the point of ever changing reform for well over ten years now. With 2.3 Million people receiving Medicaid services in 2013 and $13 Billion in expenditures, our state is looking to reform Medicaid into a more cost predictable model.
Yesterday, a plan was presented to legislators. This plan will have to be finalized and approved by legislators in the 2014 Short Session (convening May 14th).
So what is the proposed plan? Recommendations are broken down by health categories- Physical Health, MH/DD/SA, Long Term Services and Supports. Below are the recommendations for each: