The NCMS opposes any attempt by the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services to make changes to the Medicaid program that will reduce reimbursement rates available to physicians and physician practices.
Under newly enacted state law, this type of policy or program change requires DMA to first adopt a formal rule before moving forward with implementation. This has not yet occurred, nor has DMA externally released its proposal. The NC Academy of Physician Assistants, joining NCMS in opposition to DMA’s actions, has recommended that its members hold their applications until DMA clearly establishes its authority for requiring direct enrollment.
As this issue develops NCMS will continue to provide updates.