Audit: NC Medicaid claims system untested, flawed - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Audit: NC Medicaid claims system untested, flawed

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

An audit of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it has failed to fully test a new $484 million computer system scheduled to begin processing Medicaid claims on July 1.
    
The report issued by the office of State Auditor Beth Wood raises serious questions about the process used to affirm the complex NCTracks software will be ready to handle the more than $12 billion in Medicaid claims paid by the state each year.
    
NCTracks is being developed under a contact with Computer Sciences Corporation. The system was originally set to go live in August 2011 at a cost of $265 million.
    
In a written response, DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos agreed with the audit's key findings and said the agency is working hard to address the issues.

  • Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:25 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:25:07 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:26:43 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.
    Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.