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Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange Series on Integrated Care – Part 2: The Role of a Certified Peer Support Specialist in Integrated Care

February 21, 2019

Peer Support Specialists have become an important part of service delivery in North Carolina.  With the opportunities within Medicaid Transformation and the focus on integrated care, it would seem that their importance will only increase.  There are some efforts in North Carolina to build upon what we have currently–to show that Peer Support Services can…

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Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Standard Plan RFP Summary Guide

February 6, 2019

Now that DHHS has announced the Medicaid Managed Care Pre-Paid Health Plan Providers (PHPs) for the Standard Plan, you may be looking for details on what is required of the PHPs and how the Standard Plan will affect Behavioral and I-DD services.  You are in luck, i2i Center staff have distilled down almost 500 pages of RFP…

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Announcements

Seeking Insight to Innovation Topics for Spring Conference

February 5, 2019

i2i is seeking Insight to Innovation Topics for our upcoming Spring Conference, June 10-11 in Raleigh.  This event attracts approximately 500 MH/IDD/SUD and healthcare professionals in NC and beyond. Insight to Innovations topics will be presented on June 10th.  Click here to download writable PDF application – Presenter Form-Spring2019 FINAL . Deadline for proposals is March 8, 2019. Innovation…

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Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Standard Plan Contracts Awarded

Four national managed care companies have been awarded statewide contracts to provide Medicaid services in NC.  They are: AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina, Inc. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, Inc. WellCare of North Carolina, Inc. Details on implementation can be found at https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/medicaid/Medicaid-Factsheets-PHP-2.4.19.pdf

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News

i2i’s First Year – Building Change

January 31, 2019

The i2i Center for Integrative Health hit the one year mark on January 1, 2019, and what a year of building and growth it has been for the organization! In 12 short months, i2i staff have met with leaders representing all segments of the public service system, as well as private sector organizations involved in…

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News

2019 Legislative Session – What We Might Expect

The long session of the NC General Assembly began on January 9th and we can expect much more lively debate, hopefully in more public forums than in recent years. As you know, the November 2018 elections turned over enough seats in the House from Republican to Democrat that it potentially reduced the use of the…

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Medicaid Transformation

Tailored Plan Care Management Becomes Clearer

On January 24th NC DHHS held a webinar that provided additional, point-in-time information on the planning for the BH/IDD Tailored Plans. It was explained that these are initial discussions and that there will be further detail as planning progresses. NC DHHS will continue to offer webinars and other learning opportunities as well as concept papers…

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