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NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Division of
Medical Assistance
 
 

Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC)

Purpose of the Medical Care Advisory Committee

Federal law and regulation require that state Medicaid agencies have a Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC). The purpose of the MCAC is to advise the Medicaid agency on health and medical care services that may be covered by Medicaid.

Medicaid is a dynamic, constantly changing program.  Federal and State legislative and regulatory actions directly impact the North Carolina Medicaid program.  As a result of substantial budget reductions over the past few years, Medicaid continues to evolve.  Difficult decisions will need to be made in order to manage the program within the annual State appropriation as required by the General Assembly. 

The MCAC will provide a public forum for the discussion of the issues and options related to accomplishing budget goals and using the power of the Medicaid program to improve the quality of care for across the State of North Carolina.  The MCAC will be responsible for making recommendations to DHHS and Medicaid as how to accomplish these goals with the least amount of damage to our ability to meet the needs of our State’s citizens.


General Information about Membership

Federal and State Regulations Governing the Establishment of the Committee:

The Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) was established in accordance with Sec. 1902(a)(22) of the Social Security Act to advise the Medicaid agency director about health and medical services. The Committee considers such issues as revisions of existing policies and methods of assessing the quality of care.

N.C. General Statute 143B-10 requires that membership of boards and commissions be selected from all 13 congressional districts. In addition, the Secretary received approval from the Governor to expand the MCAC by an additional 7 at-large seats. Each member is asked to serve a three-year term. This may vary if there is a need to fill a seat that has been vacated prior to completion of a term. Each member is appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Committee membership must consist of:

  • board-certified physicians and other representatives of the health profession who are familiar with the medical needs of, and resources available for, the care of low-income groups;
  • the director of the public welfare department or the public health department;
  • recipients and consumer organizations such as labor unions, organizations representing the poor, civil rights organizations, business, consumer cooperatives, and unaffiliated private citizens; and
  • others, including government, state and county medical societies, other professional and provider associations, health insurance industry, health and medical education.

Please Note:

  • Members must be willing to attend meetings in Raleigh and to advise DMA on how proposed initiatives and changes would impact the Medicaid Program.
  • The committee meets at least quarterly for approximately three hours in Raleigh. Members are required to attend the meetings in person at the specified location, generally from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Non-state employee members receive a per diem compensation of $15 for each day of service, round-trip mileage reimbursement of 25 cents per mile, and applicable subsistence according to State of North Carolina guidelines. If paid overnight accommodations are required, a receipt for the lodging must be attached to the reimbursement request. Necessary forms will be provided at each meeting to claim reimbursement.
  • The Committee is advisory only. It does not make policy.

Medical Care Advisory Committee Meeting Schedules

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2014

2014 Meeting Schedule:

The MCAC will be holding its next meeting on December 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The call in number is to be announced.


Date Time Location

Friday, January 31, 2014

Call-In Number:  919-571-4162

Due to the meeting location change, all MCAC interested parties are invited to attend via call in number.

9:00 a.m. to noon

Division of Health Services Regulations
Brown Building (Hearing Room #104)
108 Biggs Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

Parking is available across the street in the large parking lot. Follow signage and enter the conference room from the side of the building.

Directions
Map of Dix campus

Friday, April 4, 2014

Teleconference  Number: 919-850-2820

Due to limited meeting space, all MCAC interested parties are invited to participate via teleconference.

Please mute your telephones to prevent background noise and interruptions.

9:00 a.m. to noon

Division of Health Services Regulations
Brown Building (Hearing Room #104)
108 Biggs Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

Directions
Map of Dix campus

THIS MEETING IS CANCELED DUE TO THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Call-In Number: TBA

Due to limited meeting space, all MCAC interested parties are invited to participate via teleconference.

Please mute your telephones to prevent background noise and interruptions.

9:00 a.m. to noon

Division of Health Services Regulations
Brown Building (Hearing Room #104)
108 Biggs Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

Directions
Map of Dix campus

Friday, August 22, 2014

Call-In Number: TBA

Due to limited meeting space, all MCAC interested parties are invited to participate via teleconference.

Please mute your telephones to prevent background noise and interruptions.

9:00 a.m. to noon

Division of Health Services Regulations
Brown Building (Hearing Room #104)
108 Biggs Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

Directions
Map of Dix campus

Friday, December 12, 2014

Call-in Number: 919-850-2820

DHHS/Division of Medical Assistance will hold this MCAC Meeting via teleconference. All MCAC Members and Interested Parties are invited to participate by calling in to the telephone number listed above.

Please mute your telephones to prevent background noise and interruptions.  

9:00 a.m. to noon

Teleconference Meeting

Meeting Information

August 22, 2014
Call-in number: 919-850-2820

April 4, 2014
Call-in number: 919-850-2820

February 10, 2014
Special Workgroup Teleconference at 6 p.m.
Call-in number: 919-850-2820

January 31, 2014
Call-in number: 919-571-4162

2013

 

2013 Meeting Schedule:

Date Time Location
Friday, November 8, 2013

Call-In Number:  919-715-0769

Due to the meeting location change, all MCAC interested parties are invited to attend.
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Division of Health Services Regulations
Brown Building (Hearing Room #104)
108 Biggs Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

Parking is available across the street in the large parking lot. Follow signage and enter the conference room from the side of the building.

Directions
Map of Dix campus
Friday, August 23, 2013* 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Division of Medical Assistance
Kirby Building
1985 Umstead Drive
Raleigh, N.C. 27603

Directions
Friday, March 15, 2013 9:00 a.m. to noon NCSU-McKimmon Conference  Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC  27606

Directions

Meeting Information

November 8, 2013 Meeting
Call-in number: 919-715-0769

August 23, 2013 Meeting
Call-in number: 919-850-2820

March 15, 2013 Meeting


2012

Meeting Information

November 16, 2012 Meeting

September 7, 2012 Meeting

May 18, 2012 Meeting

March 16, 2012 Meeting

January 20, 2012 Meeting

2011

November 4, 2011 Meeting

October 7, 2011 Meeting

September 29, 2011 Meeting

September 22, 2011 Meeting

September 9, 2011 Meeting

August 5, 2011 Meeting

May 20, 2011 Meeting

March 4, 2011 Meeting

2010

November 5, 2010 Meeting


MCAC Membership

Congressional
District
Represented
Member Name
1 Kim Schwartz
2 Dr. Marilyn Pearson
3 VACANT
4 Mike James, RPH
5 Dr. Hans C. Hansen
6 Karen M. Schaede, Esq.
7 VACANT
8 Dr. Karen L. Smith
9 VACANT
10 Susan L. McCracken
11 Casey Cooper
12 Dr. Richard Brunstetter
13 Anessa S. Williams
At - Large C. Thomas Johnson, III
At - Large Billy R. West
At - Large Gary Massey
At - Large Ted Goins
At - Large Debbie Moberley
At - Large Dr. Ben Koren

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Medical Assistance-Director’s Office
Medical Care Advisory Committee
2501 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-2501

Physical Address:
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Medical Assistance – Director’s Office
1985 Umstead Drive
Raleigh, NC  27603

 

 


 

 

 

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