McCrory's reforms leave MeckLINK in peril
The head of Mecklenburg County's new network of managing mental health care applauded Gov. Pat McCrory's Medicaid reforms Wednesday even though they throw the future of his agency in doubt.
Phil Endress, executive director of MeckLINK, said McCrory's plan could lead to a simpler way to meet a patient's mental and physical needs.
As of now, and unlike many other states, North Carolina separates behavioral care for Medicaid patients from other medical needs. That has led to a separate bureaucracy and a complicated system that often leaves patients confused on how to get care.
Yet, the new... read more
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