Health Reform: Overall Advisory Committee

The Health Reform Overall Advisory Group coordinated the work of the eight health reform workgroups. Each workgroup is tasked with helping North Carolina explore the different options available to the state under specific parts of the Affordable Care Act. The Overall Advisory Group will also address cross-cutting issues that arise.

Report | Executive Summary | Presentation: Impact of Affordable Care Act on North Carolina | Presentation: ACA Medicaid Expansion Option
Lanier M. Cansler, CPA
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
G. Wayne Goodwin, JD
North Carolina Department of Insurance
Project Director  Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH
President and CEO
North Carolina Institute of Medicine
Workgroup Overview

The Overall Advisory Committee will coordinate the work of each of the workgroups and look at cross-cutting issues that are not assigned to any workgroup, such as education and outreach.

Information about the Affordable Care Act

General information about health reform including presentations, a summary of funding opportunities, and helpful links is available here.

Workgroup Background

The overall goal of this effort is to identify the decisions the state must make in implementing health reform. The Advisory Group and workgroups also plan on identifying potential funding opportunities to ensure that we are aware of, and take advantage of, any potential funding opportunity that will help us improve population health, access to care, and health care quality. We want to build on North Carolina's existing strengths and ensure that the decisions made in implementing the federal legislation serve the best interests of the state as a whole.

The effort will be led by Lanier Cansler, Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and Wayne Goodwin, Commissioner of the NC Department of Insurance. The new federal health reform legislation will have significant impact on the way that health care is delivered in North Carolina.

To help the state prepare for these changes, eight different workgroups are being established:PreventionSafety NetHealth Professional Workforce, Health Insurance Exchange and Insurance OversightMedicaidNew Models of CareQualityFraud and Abuse.

This planning effort will be led by an Overall Advisory Group that will help coordinate the work of each of these workgroups. Each workgroup will meet approximately one time per month from August 2010-August 2011 to review specific sections of the legislation and examine any new funding opportunities that are made available as part of this legislation.