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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…

Legislation

House Budget Passed

May 6, 2019

The House unveiled their budget proposal on Monday, April 29th and passed the budget by the end of the week.  This is a significant step in moving toward a budget agreement for the biennium of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.  As reported earlier, there has been a lot of discussion already amongst legislative…

Medicaid Transformation

BH/IDD Tailored Plan Eligibility and Enrollment

April 30, 2019

NC DHHS published a “Final Guidance” paper entitled, “BH/IDD Tailored Plan Eligibility and Enrollment”.  Final guidance may reference that NC DHHS will not seek any more feedback on the policy, although it is qualified that NC DHHS has the right to amend the policy in the future.  This paper accompanies the November 2017 concept paper,…

Legislation

Busy Legislative Session is Underway

As expected, the 2019 long session of the General Assembly is busy with committees meeting regularly.  The budget, initiated by the House this year, is expected to be published at any moment.  At that point, activities will likely ramp up to chaotic.  The bill filing deadlines for both the House and the Senate have already…

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Legislative Report Does Not Require Regionalization of DSS Offices

March 19, 2019

In 2017, the General Assembly passed Session Law 2017-41, legislation to address ways to strengthen and restructure the social service and child welfare system in North Carolina, to that end, the Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group (SSWG) was created to make recommendations for NC DHHS and the General Assembly on delivering optimal…

Legislation

Legislature Heats Up

March 18, 2019

The long session of the General Assembly is in the thick of its work at this point.  Appropriations subcommittees are meeting multiple times a week, the Governor’s proposal has started the budget process, and other committees are moving bills along.  Here’s a quick look at some of the bills that the General Assembly is currently…