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Legislation

Children’s Council Focuses on Collaboration

March 18, 2019

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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News

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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Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange Series on Integrated Care – Part 2: The Role of a Certified Peer Support Specialist in Integrated Care

February 21, 2019

Peer Support Specialists have become an important part of service delivery in North Carolina.  With the opportunities within Medicaid Transformation and the focus on integrated care, it would seem that their importance will only increase.  There are some efforts in North Carolina to build upon what we have currently–to show that Peer Support Services can…

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Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Standard Plan RFP Summary Guide

February 6, 2019

Now that DHHS has announced the Medicaid Managed Care Pre-Paid Health Plan Providers (PHPs) for the Standard Plan, you may be looking for details on what is required of the PHPs and how the Standard Plan will affect Behavioral and I-DD services.  You are in luck, i2i Center staff have distilled down almost 500 pages of RFP…

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Announcements

Seeking Insight to Innovation Topics for Spring Conference

February 5, 2019

i2i is seeking Insight to Innovation Topics for our upcoming Spring Conference, June 10-11 in Raleigh.  This event attracts approximately 500 MH/IDD/SUD and healthcare professionals in NC and beyond. Insight to Innovations topics will be presented on June 10th.  Click here to download writable PDF application – Presenter Form-Spring2019 FINAL . Deadline for proposals is March 8, 2019. Innovation…

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News

i2i’s First Year – Building Change

January 31, 2019

The i2i Center for Integrative Health hit the one year mark on January 1, 2019, and what a year of building and growth it has been for the organization! In 12 short months, i2i staff have met with leaders representing all segments of the public service system, as well as private sector organizations involved in…

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