Bowtie Briefing for June 1, 2018: Budget Vote & HOPE Act

The NC General Assembly has been busy this week with passage of the budget in record time, introduction of a slew of health care bills and a new proposal to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic – the Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Enforcement or HOPE Act. NCMS Senior VP for Advocacy and Advancement Chip Baggett, JD, offers a summary of all the action in this Bowtie Briefing.

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To access the complete list of recently added bills, visit the Legislative Blog.

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IDD Data Sharing Bill

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  • Charles Willson

    A secretive budget development process with a up/down vote makes me feel disenfranchised as a North Carolinian.
    I will not vote for a legislator who participated in this sham.

  • Graham Barden

    Newborn screening used to be $44 and the cost was absorbed by the delivering hospital. Medicaid has NEVER paid for newborn Screening. There is no CPT code for it so Insurance companies do not pay either. Now going to $128 is a problem. The state lab sends a bill to the “submitter”. So if a pediatric office draws one (out of state, adopted with changed name, etc) the practice will be billed.