News

Announcements

NC DHHS Creates New Medicaid Managed Care Provider Page

February 16, 2021

The new webpage includes important information for Providers as we transition to the Standard Plan between now and July 1. Information includes: Provider Directory Key Dates of Transformation Contracting Information Provider Playbook Updates Upcoming Webinars February – April, 2021 and more.

Read more

Legislation

Legislature Begins the Long Session

February 2, 2021

The NC General Assembly officially convened on January 13th and used the first two weeks of the long session to select committee members and appoint chairs.  They reconvened on January 27th and began deliberations.  Bills are slowly being introduced and committee work has not yet gotten underway.  There are some new and familiar leaders in…

Read more

Medicaid Transformation

Ombudsman Contract Awarded to Legal Aid of North Carolina

NC DHHS announced that they have awarded the Ombudsman contract for Medicaid managed care to Legal Aid of North Carolina.  The Ombudsman role is a federally mandated component of the 1115 Medicaid waiver that gives NC the authority to move forward with integrated Medicaid managed care.  In 2018, i2i wrote about the ombudsman in 2018…

Read more

News

Over 700 Attend Webinar on System of Care as a Part of Medicaid Managed Care

The i2i Center and Benchmarks teamed up to offer a webinar for Providers, Managers and others on incorporating System of Care (SOC) into provider services under the Tailored Plan.  System of Care offers a proven national model to increase value-based, whole person care for children and their families in NC. System of Care is a…

Read more

Legislation

NC Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice Issues 2020 Final Report

The Task Force was established by Governor Roy Cooper in June 2020 to “focus on addressing existing policies and procedures that disproportionately affect communities of color and developing solutions to ensure racial equity in North Carolina’s criminal justice system.”  They have now issued their 2020 final report.  The report includes recommendations related to the juvenile…

Read more

Announcements

A Message from the New i2i Executive Director

I am so honored to be the new Executive Director of the i2i Center for Integrative Health.  As many of you know, I have been with i2i since its inception in January 2018 and with the legacy organization, the NC Council of Community Programs, since 1994.  I have a family member who gives me the…

Read more

News

Legislative Breakfast Shines a Light on Mental Health

The 43rd Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health was held on January 30th.  Much of the discussion was centered on the “uptick” of mental health needs because of the pandemic and the critical need to address the gap in health insurance coverage.  Donna Carrington, Executive Director of the Community Empowerment Fund, was the speaker representing individuals…

Read more