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Announcements

Relias and Open Minds Collaborate to Equip Providers

July 14, 2020

PerformWise is the state-of-the-art solution a provider organization executive team needs to monitor, manage, and optimize organizational performance. To survive the current financial disruption and prepare for business sustainability post-COVID 19, while simultaneously preparing for S808 Medicaid Transformation, executives of specialty provider organizations must embrace a new approach, going beyond their EHR, for strategic management…

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COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEY RESULTS

June 29, 2020

In mid-April, the i2i Center for Integrative Health developed several surveys to collect data on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral health/I-DD Consumers, Providers, and Payers in the public system.  It is our hope this information will be used by legislators, state leaders, and other partners moving forward as decisions related to COVID-19…

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Legislation

Senate Moves Medicaid Transformation Bill Along

June 12, 2020

This week, S808, now called Medicaid Funding Act, was substantially changed through a committee substitute that was passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Here is the breakdown of the substitute bill: Related to Medicaid Transformation Changes start date for Standard Plans to no later than July 1, 2021; Authorizes each PHP, including the regional PHP…

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From the Executive Director

June 11, 2020

Crisis is defined as “the turning point in an acute situation that has reached a critical phase.” For the past several months, we’ve been dealing with the coronavirus crisis, finding ways to conduct business in this “new normal,” a phrase that’s become increasingly wearisome. But the past 2 weeks are a painful reminder, and hopefully…

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Information on Changes to Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Due to COVID-19

June 5, 2020

Due to the continued pandemic, certain legal and regulatory changes around long-term care facilities (hospitals, group homes, mental health hospitals, etc.) have been made.  It is important to remember that all of these changes are temporary, and are only happening because of COVID-19.  The new rules are outlined in Executive Order 139 (https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO139-DHHS2.pdf).  To summarize,…

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State Partnering to Slow COVID and Provide New Tools to the Community

NC DHHS recently announced that they have formed the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative, a new partnership with Community Care of North Carolina and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers to expand contact tracing.  According to the state, “Contact tracing is the process of supporting patients and notifying contacts of exposure in order to stop…

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COVID-19 Delays Health Opportunities Pilot Program

Due to the need for health and human service organizations to focus their available resources on the COVID-19 crisis, NC DHHS has announced the suspension of the start of the Healthy Opportunities Pilot program.  A new award date for the Lead Pilot Entities has not been determined.  The Healthy Opportunities Pilot Program would utilize Medicaid…

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Governor Addresses Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

NC Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 143 on June 4th addressing the racial disparities in the spread of COVID-19.  The Executive Order notes among other things: “WHEREAS, environmental justice refers to the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation,…

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