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Legislative Report Does Not Require Regionalization of DSS Offices

March 19, 2019

In 2017, the General Assembly passed Session Law 2017-41, legislation to address ways to strengthen and restructure the social service and child welfare system in North Carolina, to that end, the Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group (SSWG) was created to make recommendations for NC DHHS and the General Assembly on delivering optimal…

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News Brief

March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019

Stay on top of the latest news in North Carolina with the i2i’s news brief. In this issue: Legislature Heats Up North Carolina Managed Care Enrollment Broker Update i2i Convening Partners to Improve High Level Child Mental Health Services Children’s Council Focuses on Collaboration I’m IN: Community Inclusion Launches 4 Innovative Pilot Programs Training March…

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Announcements

i2i Convening Partners to Improve High Level Child Mental Health Services

Improving services that address care to children with the highest level needs in the system and working to bring these services in line with a whole person care approach is the goal of a new i2i collaborative project.  i2i will facilitate work with a group of LME-MCOs and PRTFs to address standardized performance measures for…

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Legislation

Legislature Heats Up

The long session of the General Assembly is in the thick of its work at this point.  Appropriations subcommittees are meeting multiple times a week, the Governor’s proposal has started the budget process, and other committees are moving bills along.  Here’s a quick look at some of the bills that the General Assembly is currently…

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Announcements

I’m IN: Community Inclusion to Launch 4 Innovative Pilot Programs

The I’m IN: Community Inclusion has recruited four new Pilot Partners to extend the impact of community inclusion.  Each of the four Pilot Partners will implement an innovation within their local community that promotes inclusion of adults with mental illness.  The four sites are: Johnson County – the project will work in partnership with Alliance…

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Legislation

Children’s Council Focuses on Collaboration

The Children’s Council meeting on March 15th included discussion that emphasized the need to strengthen formal processes and information sharing across health and human services as it applies to children involved with local departments of social services, LME/MCOs, schools and juvenile justice.  The Children’s Council is formally known as the Child Well-Being Transformation Council.  This…

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Legislation

Governor Proposes Medicaid Expansion

March 12, 2019

The i2i Center is closely tracking legislative areas that will impact behavioral health, I-DD, and progress towards integrated health.  The Governor has unveiled his budget proposal for the biennium of State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-2020 and SFY2020-2021.  This signals the formal beginning of the budget process.  It will be up to legislators as to how…

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Healthy Opportunities Pilots to Further Whole Person Care

February 28, 2019

As a part of the Medicaid 1115 waiver application, NC DHHS submitted a “Healthy Opportunities” pilot. The pilot was approved along with the Medicaid 1115 waiver. This pilot brings an exciting prospect for achieving an important aspect of whole person care because it allows for Medicaid/Health Choice reimbursement in four areas of Social Determinants of…

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