Medicaid Official Discusses Health System Reform in Visit to Triangle

Cindy Mann, Director, Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey and Certification (CMCS) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, spent Wednesday in the Triangle meeting with state officials and health care leaders. Mann was the keynote speaker for the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s annual meeting at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. She spoke on Health Reform – A View from the Federal Level and participated in a question and answer session. Also participating was DHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler.

Click here to view remarks made by Cansler and Mann (this link is hosted by NC State University Continuing Education and may only be available for a limited time.)

While in the Triangle, Mann toured the Carrboro Community Health Center and talked with local officials and community leaders about the benefits of federal stimulus funds.  The Carrboro CHC is one of four entities in the Triangle to receive stimulus funding. The others include the Lincoln Community Health Center in Durham, Wake Health Services, Inc., in Raleigh, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The Health Resources and Services Administration funded nearly $190 million to North Carolina in 2009 for various areas, including health facilities, health professions, primary health care, rural health and for HIV/AIDS.  $2.2 million was given to Piedmont Health Services to assist with increased demand and capital improvements.  The NCMS joined Piedmont in celebrating its 40th anniversary earlier this month at its headquarters in Carrboro.


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