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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…

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Eastpointe Champion Supporter of i2i Center

October 25, 2018

(October 25, 2018) Eastpointe is now a high level Champion Supporter for the i2i Center for Integrative Health. Mary Hooper, i2i Center Executive Director said, “I am so pleased that Eastpointe is now a Champion supporter. Eastpointe has a clear commitment to improving and expanding whole person integrated care in their region. We welcome Eastpointe’s…

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CMS Approves NC’s 1115 Medicaid Managed Care Waiver

October 24, 2018

Today, NC DHHS confirmed they received approval from CMS for the Medicaid 1115 Waiver to move ahead with Medicaid managed care and integrated health. More info https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/medicaid-transformation You can also find summary briefs on issues affecting BH/IDD services integration on our Medicaid Transformation page.

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Medicaid Transformation

Responses Received on RFP for Standard Plan

October 22, 2018

DHHS has posted on their website the names of the organizations that responded to the Standard Plan RFP to be either a statewide plan or a provider-led entity.  They are as follows: Aetna AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Healthy Blue – a partnership of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Amerigroup Partnership Plan…

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NC General Assembly Passes Hurricane Relief Legislation

October 16, 2018

On October 15, legislators came together to pass important hurricane relief for those affected by Florence. The legislation included Single Stream Funding for LME/MCOs to provide MH/IDD/SUD services to those assessed to be in need of care that reside in federally declared disaster areas. The bill also included funding for housing to allow the North Carolina Housing…

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Trillium Health Resources New i2i Champion

October 9, 2018

  (October 9, 2018) Trillium Health Resources is now a high level Champion Supporter for the i2i Center for Integrative Health. The mission of the i2i Center is to foster collaborative and evidence-based initiatives for improving the quality and efficacy of the behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use care and support services…

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Partners awarded $1.6 million to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

October 4, 2018

For more information, please contact: M. Rachel Porter Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications Partners Behavioral Health Management O: 704-842-6304 C: 980-293-3978 rporter@partnersbhm.org www.partnersbhm.org Partners awarded $1.6 million to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Federal SAMHSA grant supports innovative opioid treatment for those unable to pay GASTONIA, N.C., September 28, 2018 – Residents of Gaston and Lincoln…

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i2i Executive Director Statement on Hurricane Impact

September 26, 2018

i2i joins all North Carolinians in support of our fellow citizens who are suffering the effects of Hurricane Florence. We want to recognize the incredible efforts of provider organizations, LME-MCOs, NC DHHS, consumer organizations, stakeholders, first responders, and individual citizens in assisting people with behavioral health and IDD needs during this time of incredible destruction….

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