Seeking Insight to Innovation Topics for Spring Conference

February 5, 2019

i2i is seeking Insight to Innovation Topics for our upcoming Spring Conference, June 10-11 in Raleigh.  This event attracts approximately 500 MH/IDD/SUD and healthcare professionals in NC and beyond. Insight to Innovations topics will be presented on June 10th.  Click here to download writable PDF application – Presenter Form-Spring2019 FINAL . Deadline for proposals is March 8, 2019. Innovation…


i2i’s First Year – Building Change

January 31, 2019

The i2i Center for Integrative Health hit the one year mark on January 1, 2019, and what a year of building and growth it has been for the organization! In 12 short months, i2i staff have met with leaders representing all segments of the public service system, as well as private sector organizations involved in…


2019 Legislative Session – What We Might Expect

The long session of the NC General Assembly began on January 9th and we can expect much more lively debate, hopefully in more public forums than in recent years. As you know, the November 2018 elections turned over enough seats in the House from Republican to Democrat that it potentially reduced the use of the…

Medicaid Transformation

Tailored Plan Care Management Becomes Clearer

On January 24th NC DHHS held a webinar that provided additional, point-in-time information on the planning for the BH/IDD Tailored Plans. It was explained that these are initial discussions and that there will be further detail as planning progresses. NC DHHS will continue to offer webinars and other learning opportunities as well as concept papers…


Hurricane Florence Recovery Continues

November 29, 2018

Hurricane Florence barreled down on North Carolina through most of the week of September 10th, 2018. That seems like a long time ago, but the recovery process is ongoing. The impact—both service and cost related—is difficult to tally for the BH/IDD public system, partly because the costs can continue for several months after the actual…


Elections Open the Door for Changes

November 15, 2018

The November elections brought changes to the make-up of the 2019 General Assembly and specifically to the health and human services committees. It is too early to say how that will impact future discussions on the public BH/IDD system and the public health and human service system as a whole. Current legislators are not quite…

Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Transformation Gets 1115 Waiver Approval

October 31, 2018

NC DHHS announced on October 24th that the 1115 Medicaid waiver application has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS). This approval was a major hurdle to overcome and now almost guarantees the timeline that NC DHHS had set for implementation going forward. The approved waiver includes the BH/IDD Tailored Plans…