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Governor’s Council Recommends Expanding Access to Health Care Coverage

February 2, 2021

The concept of expanding Medicaid has been met with fierce debate in North Carolina—even to the point of causing a budget impasse between the Governor and the NC General Assembly.  The NC Council for Health Care Coverage was a bipartisan, diverse group of legislative, business and State government leaders convened by Governor Cooper to discuss…

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News Brief

Old Vineyard – Changing to Meet Community Needs

During the pandemic, mental health struggles and substance use are increasing for many people.  Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services continues to make changes to meet these challenges.  To respond to these needs, Old Vineyard added services with virtual access.  Our clinical admissions team offers online assessments as on option for individuals who prefer this method…

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Announcements

Message from Mary Hooper

December 17, 2020

I appreciate and welcome the opportunity to offer a few comments as I look forward to my upcoming retirement.  As those of you who attended our Pinehurst conference heard me say, it has truly been my privilege to serve in this leadership role with i2i (as well as our legacy organization).  I’ve learned a great…

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Medicaid Transformation

RFA for BH/IDD Tailored Plan – What You Need to Know

December 16, 2020

A key indicator that Medicaid Transformation is back is the recent publication of the Request for Application (RFA) for the BH/IDD Tailored Plan.  The Tailored Plan is scheduled to go-live on July 1, 2022, one year after the Standard Plan is implemented.  And with all of the requirements in the RFA for physical health, it…

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Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Transformation Timelines Set

NC DHHS Secretary for Medicaid Dave Richard recently spoke to the Medical Care Advisory Committee on December 11th about the commitment of the Department to move forward with Medicaid Managed Care Implementation.  Richard characterized the move to managed care in Medicaid as the means to meet the larger priorities of the State, i.e. value-based care…

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Regional Advocacy Institutes Encourage Youth and Families to Be Active

This fall, close to 1000 stakeholders participated in four virtual regional Advocacy Institutes.  The Institutes were free opportunities for youth, family members and advocates to hone their skills in impacting legislation and policy.  The i2i Center was a co-sponsor and presenter at these events and was joined by the NC Collaborative for Children, Youth and…

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Announcements

Virtual Pinehurst Conference a Great Success

i2i is so pleased to report that we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback on our Virtual Pinehurst Conference from attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors.   We are so appreciative of the wonderful and encouraging comments.  We want to share just a few with you: “I just wanted to give another huge round of applause to…

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