Referred to: Reference Committee No. 1 – Timothy M. Beittel, MD, Chair
WHEREAS, Medicaid in this state and across the nation is facing severe and dramatic reimbursement cuts; and
WHEREAS, with these reimbursement cuts it is expected more providers will opt out of treating Medicaid patients except under compulsion; and
WHEREAS, the growth of patients requiring Medicaid is certain to grow; and
WHEREAS, North Carolina predominantly uses a fee for service system to fund Medicaid; and
WHEREAS, there is a very clear movement across the state towards physician employment in larger hospital systems; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports a study to develop a capitated system of delivery of care for Medicaid patients. (policy)
Fiscal Note: No additional funding above current resources estimated. Current resources will be allocated based on the priorities of the Society and the NCMS budget.