State Lawmakers Examine DHHS Computer Problems

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Raleigh, NC -- More than a year ago, WFMY News 2 started receiving complaints from people in the Triad, who said their food stamps were delayed.

State and county health officials attributed the problems to new software.

And now, North Carolina lawmakers are taking a closer look at the computer systems.

According to the Associated Press, state legislators are spending a full day scrutinizing the Department of Health and Human Services, especially a pair of computer systems that aren't working well for some doctors and food stamp applicants.

On Tuesday, two General Assembly committees scheduled a joint meeting in Raleigh to examine the NCTracks and NC FAST networks.

The AP reports the networks cost several hundred million dollars to build and operate.

Hundreds of medical providers are waiting to collect payments through NCTracks to treat Medicaid patients. 

NC FAST glitches have led to slow processing of food stamp requests.

Stay with WFMY News 2 and for the latest information.

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