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By Steve King
Topic - Aldona Wos
North Carolina's health agency expanded the responsibilities of a surgeon already working on Medicaid issues by naming him as the new Medicaid director.
The federal government says it's satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.
North Carolina's health secretary says she believes the state has "reasonably achieved" the goal of meeting a federal deadline to resolve a backlog of food stamp applications although some cases are still pending.
North Carolina's health secretary defended her agency's work since she took the job last year, responding Thursday to criticism from top Republican legislators who questioned whether the department could operate effectively and pull off any Medicaid overhaul.
North Carolina may have new troubles meeting a deadline from federal regulators demanding that backlogged food stamp applications be cleared.
North Carolina's health secretary said Wednesday that she thought it would be possible to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month, a task that just a week ago she described as "extremely difficult."
North Carolina health officials said Monday that their long-awaited proposal to overhaul how Medicaid operates in North Carolina is "realistic" and "achievable" and will make state budgets more predictable.
A government contractor credited with saving North Carolina taxpayers millions left behind little documentary evidence of that work.
North Carolina has met a deadline to eliminate a large backlog of delayed food stamp applications that threatened the loss of funds to administer the program, the state's health secretary said Tuesday. But federal regulators will ultimately make that call.
Federal officials are warning that North Carolina has about two weeks to make significant progress toward clearing its massive backlog of food stamp applications or face losing millions in funding.
An assistant U.S. surgeon general will be North Carolina's next director of the Division of Public Health.
The head of North Carolina's troubled health department apologized Tuesday for sending the Medicaid cards of tens of thousands of children to the wrong recipients, but told legislators her agency is dealing with unprecedented changes as a result of the federal health care overhaul.
Despite more troubles in North Carolina's health agency, legislative Republicans aren't ready to join Democrats in asking that Gov. Pat McCrory replace its chief as legislators prepared to meet Tuesday to seek answers on a privacy breach and renewed food stamp delays.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus has joined the chorus of Democratic leaders at the General Assembly who want leadership changes at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Standing by a statue dedicated to freedom, Aldona Wos remembered a childhood under communism and the inspiration of her heroic father, who saved Jews and survived a Nazi concentration camp.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos announced Tuesday that Dr. Robin Cummings has added the title of director of the Division of Medical Assistance.
Wos, in a news release, said Cummings has "the right combination of strong leadership and extensive involvement in our health care system" to create Wos' vision for a sustainable Medicaid program.