In the second half of the North Carolina Health Care Media Summit, a panel convened to discuss the state's new Medicaid proposal.
Last year, the N.C. General Assembly passed a law mandating the state Department of Health and Human Services to come up with a proposal to change the state's Medicaid system.
One of the main proposals of the new Medicaid proposal is to change from a fee-for-service model, where health care providers are paid based on how much treatment they provide to more team-based approaches to health care.
"Fee for service is you do as much as you do as efficiently as possible and take home as much as possible," said Dr. Grace Terrell, president and CEO of Cornerstone Health Care.
One of the proposed alternatives was to move toward using Accountable Care Organizations, organizations of doctors, hospitals and health care providers who work to provide coordinated care to patients and are paid based on their performance.