Medicaid Transformation

Transformation Brings Integrated Care to Medicaid

August 18, 2021

North Carolina’s move to establish a Medicaid system that provides for integrated, whole person physical and MH/IDD/SUD care as well as opportunities to address non-medical drivers of health/social determinants of health finally began on July 1.  It has been a lot of work and a long time coming.  In 2016, NC DHHS received approval from…

Medicaid Transformation

BH/IDD Tailored Plan Contracts Awarded and Potential PHP Partners

NC DHHS announced on July 26th that all seven of the current LME/MCOs received the awards to become BH/IDD Tailored Plans beginning on July 1, 2022.  This will shift to six Tailored Plans assuming the merger between Cardinal Innovations and Vaya Health progress as well as the other county disengagements that are underway.  In this…


LME/MCO Disengagements and Mergers Update

There has been much discussion and action in the past year related to the Cardinal Innovations counties that are no longer satisfied with their service management that will bring major changes to the catchment areas of a number of  LME/MCOs..  Before a county can disengage from their LME/MCO, there are regulatory requirements that provide timelines…


Home and Community-Based Services Get Federal and State Attention

By federal definition, Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in North Carolina include the Medicaid waiver programs of Innovations, Community Alternatives Program – Disabled Adults (CAP-DA) and Community Alternatives Program – Children (CAP-C).   Despite having these focused programs in North Carolina, according to the NC Waiver Action Team, the average wait time in our state is…


i2i Consumer Participation Program Funds New Learning Opportunities

As a result of those who have given generously to i2i’s Mary Hooper Consumer and Family Member Participation Fund  i2i has been able to provide a number of scholarships to our Spring Conference as well was to the NC TIDES Spring event.  Charlyne Boyette attended NC TIDES.  She wears many hats in the mental health…


Numerous Bills Could Positively Impact Services

May 18, 2021

We are five months into the Long Session of the NC General Assembly (NCGA).  Usually that means that we have already seen a budget proposal, but not this year. There have been many, many new bills introduced, so many of which could affect our service system in a positive way.   There has been an…


i2i Supporting the Quality Strategy – NC’s Opportunity to Improve Care

A message from the i2i Center Executive Director Ann Rodriguez This started as an informational article about the Quality Strategy for North Carolina’s Medicaid Transformation.  But I realized that what I most wanted to achieve with this article is to compel readers to become active in the formulation of the Quality Strategy.  With an article,…