“We want to thank NCHA President Bill Pully and NCHFA President Craig Sousa for their support in working with the governor to achieve the rollback,” NCMS EVP, CEO Robert Seligson said.
Earlier this week, the NCMS and NCHA sent letters to the editor of the News & Observer in an effort to clarify the issues surrounding the organizations’ opposition to a proposed 1.35% cut in Medicaid physician payments. The letters were in response to an article published by the newspaper on August 22.
In the letters, Mr. Seligson and Mr. Pully offered evidence of how the Medicaid budget had been cut twice in the past two years, with physicians and hospitals receiving fewer Medicaid dollars as health care costs continue to rise. Both leaders pointed out that Congress recently gave the state an additional $124 million, making a third cut in the Medicaid budget unnecessary.
Read the article, “Doctors bicker with Gov. Perdue over Medicaid reimbursement,” by Benjamin Niolet.
Read the NCMS letter to the editor. “Medicaid and Medical Providers,” Aug. 25.
Read the NCHA letter to the editor, “Strains on Medicaid,” Aug. 24.