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2020 Census Impact on NC Public Health and Human Services

March 13, 2020

North Carolinians are receiving requests to complete their 2020 Census forms.  By completing and submitting your census information, you could help increase the State’s funding through Medicaid, block grants and other federal programs.  The 2020 Census data is used in a myriad of ways to make decisions in national healthcare funding and structure for many…

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Growing Consumer-Operated Service Programs in North Carolina

March 12, 2020

The NC Division of MH/IDD/SAS has published a Request for Application for a Consumer-Operated Service Provider (COSP) to incubate two Peer Run Wellness Centers.  This would be done using federal Mental Health Block Grant funding.  A COSP is considered an evidence-based practice by the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA).  A COSP is…

Medicaid Transformation

Clarity Offered on Crisis Services across Standard Plans

A memo was released by NC DHHS on March 6th that provides detail about needed capacity for Standard Plans in crisis services.  Within the current structure of Medicaid, individuals with behavioral health crises are referred directly to the LME/MCOs.  When the shift to have Medicaid beneficiaries with mild to moderate behavioral health needs in the…

Medicaid Transformation

RFA Pre-Release Spells Out Requirements for BH/IDD Tailored Plans

NC DHHS recently published a Request for Application (RFA) pre-release concept paper that outlines the proposed requirements for the BH/IDD Tailored Plans.  Legislation states that opportunities to be BH/IDD Tailored Plans are only available to the LME/MCOs for the first four years after the implementation of the Standard Plan.  Legislation also established that the BH/IDD…

Medicaid Transformation

Transition of Care Across Medicaid Plans Detailed in Concept Paper

March 1, 2020

Every day, people move from one insurance company to another and from one medical professional to another.  NC DHHS has published a draft concept paper that lays out more detail on how Medicaid beneficiaries can move from one payer or provider to another while their continuity of care is maintained during the initial implementation of…

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Access the Vote – an Initiative of Disability Rights NC

February 10, 2020

Access the Vote NC North Carolina’s primary election is March 3, 2020! North Carolina will soon be voting in the primary election, where candidates compete against other candidates in their own political party. The primary election is the first step in winning an election. The candidate that wins the primary election will compete in the…