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Legislated Funding Initiatives Impacting Care in NC

November 11, 2019

On October 31st, both the House and Senate adjourned with the intention of coming back into session on November 13th to consider select issues.  The biggest impact of their adjournment is that the SFY19-20 and SFY20-21 State budgets remain in limbo.  Over 130 days have passed since the new fiscal year began on July 1,…

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Medicaid Transformation

Carolina Complete Health Awarded Additional Region in Medicaid Managed Care

October 8, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has expanded the regions awarded to Carolina Complete Health, Inc. to serve as a prepaid health plan under the state’s transition to Medicaid managed care. In addition to serving regions 3 and 5 in the state, the provider-led health plan will also serve region 4….

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Announcements

i2i Center Facilitates Creation of PRTF Dashboard

September 16, 2019

i2i Center being true to its mission to convene, strategize and activate solutions has successfully facilitated discussions among a workgroup of the seven LME/MCOs and seven partner Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) that has led to an agreement on indicators for a PRTF dashboard and on a single assessment tool.  This effort, funded by the…

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Legislation

House Overrides Budget Veto, Senate to Consider Override

The NC House overrode Governor Cooper’s veto of the budget on September 11th with a final 55-15 vote.  There are a total of 123 House members, but it only takes three-fifths majority of those present in the chamber to override a veto.  53 members did not vote at all.  Now the bill veto will go…

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Medicaid Transformation

Community Support Team Service Changes Lead to Whole Person Care

Community Support Team is both a Medicaid and State-funded service definition that offers adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders a structured team approach to increase and restore the individual’s ability to live successfully in the community.  The service definition is undergoing a rework that will fold in parts of another service definition, Transition…

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Announcements

i2i Center Spearheads a Value-Based Purchasing Approach to Community Support Team

The NC Medicaid Transformation is creating a shift from typical fee-for-service (FFS) payment to more value-driven reimbursement.  Behavioral healthcare lags behind physical healthcare in this movement that emphasizes quality and outcomes over volume. To address this, i2i Center for Integrative Health has facilitated a Collaborative on Value-Based Purchasing with representatives from provider agencies, LME/MCOs and…

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Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Transformation Delayed to Statewide Roll Out

NC DHHS announced that, due to the NC 2019 budget impasse, instead of a two-phase roll out for Medicaid managed care, the 1115 Medicaid waiver will be implemented statewide on February 1, 2020.  While that first phase of two regions may have provided the State some opportunity to resolve glitches without it having widespread impact,…

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