NC Medicaid Reform
June 23, 2016 - First meeting of the Dual Eligibles Advisory Committee was held. This committee will provide advice to the Department of Health and Human Services as it prepares the strategy to be presented to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee by Jan. 31, 2017.
June 20, 2016 - The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting public comments on the North Carolina Medicaid reform plan (Section 1115 demonstration) application. The comment period ends July 20, 2016, at 11:00 p.m.
June 1, 2016 - Governor Pat McCrory submitted North Carolina's Medicaid Reform plan (Section 1115 demonstration) application to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Over the next 18 months or so, CMS will review the application and discuss the reform plan in detail with the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Over the next 3 to 4 years, the NC Department of Health and Human Services will work closely with people who receive Medicaid services and their families, and with those that provide Medicaid and NC Health Choice services (like doctors and hospitals) to build the new Medicaid health care system. In the meantime, the Medicaid program will continue as usual and beneficiaries will receive care the same way they do now.
When Medicaid Reform is ready and approved by the federal government, it will be the right health care system for North Carolina – one that puts people first.
Keep visiting this Medicaid Reform website for updates.
- Dual Eligibles Advisory Committee (6/22/2016)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Request for Public Comment (6/20/2016)
- Transforming Health and Health Care in North Carolina; op-ed from Secretary Rick Brajer (6/7/2016)
- Secretary Brajer Talks Medicaid Reform on "Capital Tonight" (6/6/2016)
- North Carolina Medicaid and NC Health Choice Section 1115 Demonstration Application (6/01/2016)
- Governor McCrory's letter to Secretary Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (6/01/2016)
- Summary of input received during the public comment period (March 7-April 18, 2016) and DHHS' responses (6/01/2016)
- NC Health Transformation Center Report (5/01/2016)
- Questions and Answers (3/30/2016)