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Legislation

New Law Makes Changes Across Health and Human Services

November 13, 2019

Governor Cooper signed a new law on November 6th that makes a myriad of changes to health and human service related areas.  S537 is now SL 2019-240 and includes many provisions that will change professional licensure, social services, and safety in State facilities and child care institutions.   While the overall theme of the bill is…

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Press Release

i2i Stakeholder Collaborative Work Results in Improving Quality of Care

November 12, 2019

The i2i Center for Integrative Health recently completed work on projects that benefit individuals, providers, managers and regulators in determining the quality of care of two important services while moving North Carolina’s behavioral and healthcare services closer to the vision for integrated, value based care for those receiving Medicaid. i2i Executive Director Mary Hooper stated,…

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Medicaid Transformation

Data Strategy for BH/IDD Tailored Plan Care Management

November 11, 2019

The ability to share data is one of the most important capacities that the State, payers and providers must demonstrate to thrive in the future.  To take it a little further, some would say that the care manager is at the hub of data sharing.  The care manager is responsible for assessing, monitoring and coordinating…

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Legislation

Legislated Funding Initiatives Impacting Care in NC

On October 31st, both the House and Senate adjourned with the intention of coming back into session on November 13th to consider select issues.  The biggest impact of their adjournment is that the SFY19-20 and SFY20-21 State budgets remain in limbo.  Over 130 days have passed since the new fiscal year began on July 1,…

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Medicaid Transformation

Carolina Complete Health Awarded Additional Region in Medicaid Managed Care

October 8, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has expanded the regions awarded to Carolina Complete Health, Inc. to serve as a prepaid health plan under the state’s transition to Medicaid managed care. In addition to serving regions 3 and 5 in the state, the provider-led health plan will also serve region 4….

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Announcements

i2i Center Facilitates Creation of PRTF Dashboard

September 16, 2019

i2i Center being true to its mission to convene, strategize and activate solutions has successfully facilitated discussions among a workgroup of the seven LME/MCOs and seven partner Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) that has led to an agreement on indicators for a PRTF dashboard and on a single assessment tool.  This effort, funded by the…

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Legislation

House Overrides Budget Veto, Senate to Consider Override

The NC House overrode Governor Cooper’s veto of the budget on September 11th with a final 55-15 vote.  There are a total of 123 House members, but it only takes three-fifths majority of those present in the chamber to override a veto.  53 members did not vote at all.  Now the bill veto will go…

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