Medicaid Transformation

NC DHHS Moving Quickly and Adding Detail to Medicaid Transformation Plan

March 14, 2018

NC DHHS has been publishing concept papers since last summer to provide information on specific areas of Medicaid Transformation. The Medicaid Transformation website now separates out concept papers, RFPs, the waiver amendment, application, etc. It is important to note that concept papers are point-in-time proposals by NC DHHS and include comment periods. The waiver amendment and…


DHHS to Seek Bids for Opioid Projects in Spring

March 9, 2018

NC Governor Roy Cooper announced the release of the second half of $31 million in NC Opioid Crisis Grant funds received as part of the 21st Century Cures Act will begin this Spring.  NC DHHS will conduct a competitive awards process to support community projects that advance the State’s Opioid Action Plan. In May of 2017, $15.5 million…


Open Minds Survey on Value Based Reimbursement

February 23, 2018

Open Minds recently released a Performance Management Executive Survey: Where Are We On the Road to Value? It was a national survey of specialty provider organizations on their experience with value-based reimbursement (VBR). The survey results revealed that VBR arrangements are increasing, but slowly. Survey highlights: About a third of providers report participating in VBR…


Family First Prevention Act Aimed at Preventing Foster Care Placement

A significant piece of legislation – the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) – aimed at preventing high-risk children from entering foster care – was included in the short-term budget bill recently passed by Congress. This legislation changes how states can use Title IV-E money, typically used for foster care payments and adoption assistance. The…


NC Legislation Key to Medicaid Transformation

February 9, 2018

No one would deny that there is a still lot of work to be done to move Medicaid Transformation forward. Last Fall DHHS submitted an 1115 Medicaid waiver application to CMS and provided a tentative timeframe to implement the waiver and move Medicaid, along with other public funds, to a managed system beginning in July…