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Medicaid Transformation

Data Strategy for BH/IDD Tailored Plan Care Management

November 11, 2019

The ability to share data is one of the most important capacities that the State, payers and providers must demonstrate to thrive in the future.  To take it a little further, some would say that the care manager is at the hub of data sharing.  The care manager is responsible for assessing, monitoring and coordinating…

Legislation

Legislated Funding Initiatives Impacting Care in NC

On October 31st, both the House and Senate adjourned with the intention of coming back into session on November 13th to consider select issues.  The biggest impact of their adjournment is that the SFY19-20 and SFY20-21 State budgets remain in limbo.  Over 130 days have passed since the new fiscal year began on July 1,…

Legislation

House Overrides Budget Veto, Senate to Consider Override

September 16, 2019

The NC House overrode Governor Cooper’s veto of the budget on September 11th with a final 55-15 vote.  There are a total of 123 House members, but it only takes three-fifths majority of those present in the chamber to override a veto.  53 members did not vote at all.  Now the bill veto will go…

Medicaid Transformation

Community Support Team Service Changes Lead to Whole Person Care

Community Support Team is both a Medicaid and State-funded service definition that offers adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders a structured team approach to increase and restore the individual’s ability to live successfully in the community.  The service definition is undergoing a rework that will fold in parts of another service definition, Transition…

Medicaid Transformation

More Detail Released on Care Management in the Tailored Plans

June 5, 2019

NC DHHS has published a concept paper putting more detail into the concept of care management for those individuals who qualify for the Behavioral Health/Intellectual-Developmental Disability (BH/IDD) Tailored Plan.  Unlike the Standard Plan, every Medicaid beneficiary who is in a BH/IDD Tailored Plan will be assigned a care manager, with limited exceptions.  The care management…

Legislation

Senate Budget Analysis

The Senate introduced and passed their budget proposal in the same week, just as the House did earlier this month.  That moves the budget ahead to a conference committee, yet to be appointed, and made up of House and Senate members, where the differences between the two budgets will be reconciled.  When you review the…

News Brief

March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019

Stay on top of the latest news in North Carolina with the i2i’s news brief. In this issue: Legislature Heats Up North Carolina Managed Care Enrollment Broker Update i2i Convening Partners to Improve High Level Child Mental Health Services Children’s Council Focuses on Collaboration I’m IN: Community Inclusion Launches 4 Innovative Pilot Programs Training March…

Medicaid Transformation

Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Medicaid Transformation

April 23, 2018

Food insecurities, housing instability, unmet transportation needs and interpersonal violence all have an impact on a person’s health and well-being and ultimately will impact the cost and success of the health care they receive.  NC DHHS has outlined its plans to address social determinants of health (SDOH) within the new Medicaid program. The concept paper…