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Monarch’s CEO named to Governor McCrory’s Medicaid Reform Advisory Group

p terhuneMonarch CEO Dr. Peggy Terhune, along with two other of North Carolina’s healthcare leaders, was recently named to Gov. Pat McCrory’s Medicaid Reform Advisory Group.

Terhune said the nomination is an honor and she is excited to be part of group that will “take into account moving the system forward so we can better meet the needs of people with disabilities in North Carolina.”  

She also noted that the group will be looking at the need for integrated care as it collaborates with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in its development of a detailed plan to reform North Carolina’s Medicaid system.

“We must improve patient care and control exploding Medicaid costs,” said Gov. McCrory. “The Medicaid Reform Advisory Group will work with DHHS as it explores all options to come up with the best plan for North Carolina.”

The Medicaid Reform Advisory Group will schedule three public meetings to help shape the process of developing the reform proposal. DHHS will present a reform proposal to the General Assembly no later than March 17, 2014 and legislation to be introduced on the topic in May.

The governor’s other recent appointees include Dennis Barry, CEO emeritus of Cone Health, and Richard Gilbert, M.D., former chief of staff for Carolinas Medical Center.
    
Barry will serve as chair of the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group, which also consists of a representative appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and a senator appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Speaker Thom Tillis has appointed Representative Nelson Dollar (Wake) and President Pro-Tempore Phil Berger has appointed Senator Louis Pate (Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne).

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