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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…

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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 ncmedicaidplans.gov 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…

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Announcements

Spring Conference Opening and Closing Messages Strike a Chord with Attendees

With a turnout of 450 health, behavioral and I-DD stakeholders including leaders from Providers, LME/MCOs, Standard Plan Managers, Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services leadership, Advocates, Consumers and Family Members, and a variety of vendor organizations, the i2i Pathways 2 Progress opening and closing plenary topics were timely and thought provoking, covering…

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Announcements

i2i Hosts Webinar for 1,000 on Medicaid Transformation 101

There is no doubt there is a lot of interest in Medicaid Transformation.  This was clearly demonstrated when 500 slots for i2i’s first Medicaid Transformation 101 webinar filled up in one day.  i2i then added 2 additional webinars that quickly filled almost to capacity.  Feedback from the webinars was very encouraging with 80% of registrants…

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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…

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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…

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