NC doctors file suit against state over Medicaid payments - | WBTV Charlotte

NC doctors file suit against state over Medicaid payments

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A group of North Carolina doctors filed a class action lawsuit today seeking millions from the state over severely delayed Medicaid reimbursements.

The suit says medical providers have been shorted about $500 million since July.

That's when a new system for Medicaid's billing system went live.

The suit revolves around that computer program called NCTracks, which was developed for the state by several computer services contractors. The suit names some of those companies as well as The Department of Health and Human Services, saying they've been negligent in developing and implementing NC Tracks.

In fact, the suit says NCTracks has been so dysfunctional, it's cost doctors both money and patients. Now those doctors want reimbursement - their lawyers telling reporters that more than 70,000 medical providers across the state could be entitled to damages.

The suit calls the launch of NC Tracks a disaster, and claims that the software contains thousands of errors. The complaint goes on to say that those errors led to delays of weeks and even months before medical providers received Medicaid reimbursements, forcing some businesses to take out loans...others to stop treating Medicaid patients.

Copyright 2014 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of ...

    Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of ...

    Sunday, March 26 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-03-26 18:54:23 GMT
    This dog is not believed to be a suspect in the neighborhood disputeThis dog is not believed to be a suspect in the neighborhood dispute

    Have you had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big canine restroom? Well, one Rock Hill woman told police she was victimized in what may be an escalating dog poop war in that town’s Ridge Pointe neighborhood, reports the Rock Hill Herald. 

    More >>

    Have you had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big canine restroom? Well, one Rock Hill woman told police she was victimized in what may be an escalating dog poop war in that town’s Ridge Pointe neighborhood, reports the Rock Hill Herald. 

    More >>
  • Domestic disturbance in NE Charlotte ends in shooting

    Domestic disturbance in NE Charlotte ends in shooting

    Sunday, March 26 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-03-26 17:03:51 GMT

    A man was shot in northeast Charlotte Sunday morning in what family members say was the result of violent domestic disturbance. Police say the incident happened just before 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Prospect Drive. The father of the woman who lives at the home told WBTV his daughter, her baby, and another man were at the home when an ex-boyfriend arrived and kicked the door in.  The father said the ex-boyfriend started beating the woman when the other man at the home sh...

    More >>

    A man was shot in northeast Charlotte Sunday morning in what family members say was the result of violent domestic disturbance. Police say the incident happened just before 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Prospect Drive. The father of the woman who lives at the home told WBTV his daughter, her baby, and another man were at the home when an ex-boyfriend arrived and kicked the door in.  The father said the ex-boyfriend started beating the woman when the other man at the home sh...

    More >>
  • Family: Please help us, lost phone has only photos of our baby who died

    Family: Please help us, lost phone has only photos of our baby who died

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:32:17 GMT

    But for a Charlotte mom, losing her cell phone means losing some of the last pictures she has of her little baby boy Ashton, who died in November.

    More >>

    But for a Charlotte mom, losing her cell phone means losing some of the last pictures she has of her little baby boy Ashton, who died in November.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly