Medicaid Transformation

Hurricane Dorian Update from NC DHHS

September 5, 2019

Like you, we are hard at work preparing to support North Carolinians who may be impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  We have taken several actions to make it as easy as possible for people to access vital supports that may be needed before, during and after the storm. We would greatly appreciate if you would help…

Medicaid Transformation

Statewide Medicaid Transformation to begin February, 2020

September 3, 2019

Due to the state budget delays, NC DHHS will not be doing a two Region roll of Medicaid Transformation in November, 2019. Instead a full statewide roll out will occur on February 1, 2020. See press release from NC DHHS.


Governor Vetoes 2019 Budget for Lack of Medicaid Expansion

July 9, 2019

The Governor vetoed the budget with concerns that it did not include Medicaid expansion.  It is unclear whether the House has the votes to override the veto. If the veto remains in place, their will need to be budget revision. As of July 1, the state is running on the current budget until the new…

Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Transformation Hits Milestone

July 8, 2019

June 28th marked another milestone for Medicaid Transformation when the NC Enrollment Broker website went live.  Medicaid beneficiaries can now go to to find out much more about the move to Medicaid and Health Choice managed care.  The NC Enrollment Broker is responsible for education and outreach to Medicaid and Health Choice beneficiaries on…

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…


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…


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…