Anna Manning

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  • CJ reports: Pitt County, Vidant Medical Center move to end UNC oversight

    Carolina Journal‘s Kari Travis reports: Vidant Medical Center in Greenville has blocked the University of North Carolina Board of Governors from appointing any more members to the hospital’s board. The move blindsided the BOG. VMC holds a close relationship with East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, serving as…
    Anna Manning, May 10, 2019
  • Daily Journal: Focusing on outcomes rather than inputs in N.C. education

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai weighs in for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: Amid the hoopla surrounding educational inputs in North Carolina, it’s nice to hear some state lawmakers focusing attention on educational outcomes. A couple of outcome-focused bills caught this observer’s attention last week. Those bills attracted far less scrutiny from…
    Anna Manning, May 7, 2019
  • CJ reports: State audit finds poor oversight of Medicaid managed care groups

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: The state’s tax-supported managed care agencies for mental health are a mess. That’s the gist of an audit released Monday, May 6, by State Auditor Beth Wood. It rebuked the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ oversight of seven Local Management Entities/Managed…
    Anna Manning, May 7, 2019
  • Telemedicine Regulations Do’s and Don’ts

    JLF Health Care Policy Analyst Jordan Roberts writes: Telemedicine and telehealth are two terms that are gaining notoriety in the health care field. The two terms are often used interchangeably. Depending on the context, however, they may refer to different services. In the broadest sense, telemedicine or telehealth refer…
    Anna Manning, May 7, 2019
  • Daily Journal: Governor likely to veto budget

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal: The GOP-led legislature isn’t going to include Medicaid expansion, explicitly or implicitly, in its budget. Cooper will likely veto. Then the two sides will battle it out, even past the start of the 2019-20 fiscal year on July 1. Because of a previously…
    Anna Manning, May 6, 2019
  • CJ reports: Budget battles just getting started

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: If the state budget process seems polarized now, just wait. It could get even more quarrelsome as lawmakers contemplate how their votes might affect 2020 political prospects. Call it the Three P’s — preening, posturing, and preparing for election campaigns — and some…
    Anna Manning, May 6, 2019
  • 6 Consecutive Salary Increases For Teachers

    Five pay raises in a row — plus a bonus — with a sixth pay raise on the way. Yet, protestors demand more money towards salaries and Medicaid expansion rather than reaching out to collaborate on ways to improve education outcomes for North Carolina children.
    Anna Manning, May 1, 2019
  • Where Will The Money Come From To Pay For NCAE $6 Billion Demand?

    $6 billion is no small ultimatum. What other areas might take a hit to cover these union demands? Protestors are correct that North Carolina has an education crisis, but they’ve failed to recognize the crisis is with student achievement. These demands would not address this issue and could cause other important priorities to…
    Anna Manning, May 1, 2019