News & Observer, January 17, 2014
Doctors are suing the state, a software vendor and consultants over the troubled Medicaid claims system, saying that complications and errors resulted in financial losses and harm to patients. The medical practices are suing the state Department of Health and Human Services, Computer Sciences Corp., which built and is operating the system, SLI Global Solutions, a company hired to test the software, and Maximus Consulting Services, which provided independent reviews. Seven medical practices filed the suit Thursday in Wake County Superior Court. They ask to be certified as a class, saying a majority of the state's 70,000 Medicaid providers suffered damages that should be recovered.