N.C. Medicaid reform waiver application available for public comment

Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is receiving public comments through April 18, 2016, on the draft N.C. Medicaid reform waiver application. Public feedback is important to shape the final application before it is submitted June 1, 2016, to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The public is able to submit comments online using the N.C. Medicaid Reform website at www.ncddhs.gov/nc-medicaid-reform, or at one of 12 public hearings planned across the state. Dates and locations for the public hearings are below:

  • March 30, 6-8 p.m.
    • McKimmon Center, Room 6, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh
  • March 31, 2-4 p.m.
    • Union County Department of Social Services, Auditorium,1212 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe
  • March 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Central Piedmont Community College, Merancas Campus Auditorium,11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville
  • April 5, 4-6 p.m.
    • Southwestern Community College Myers Auditorium, 447 College Dr., Sylva
  • April 6, 12-2 p.m.
    •  Holiday Inn Express, 1943 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone
  • April 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Mission Health /A-B Tech Conference Center, 340 Victoria Rd., Asheville
  • April 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Guilford County Health and Human Services, 1203 Maple St., Greensboro
  • April 8, 2-4 p.m.  
    • Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Meeting Room 1 & 2, 799 North Highland Ave., Winston-Salem
  • April 13, 6-8 p.m.
    • University of North Carolina-Wilmington, McNeill Hall Lecture Hall, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington
  • April 14, 2-4 p.m.
    • Greenville Convention Center, Emerald Ballroom, 303 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville
  • April 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • College of The Albemarle, AE 208, 1208 N. Road St., Elizabeth City
  • April 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
    • University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Moore Hall Auditorium, 1 University Dr., Pembroke

People with disabilities who need assistance to participate in the public hearings are requested to notify the Division of Health Benefits at 919-855-3470 in advance so accommodations can be arranged.

In addition to submitting comments online and at public hearings, written comments may be submitted by email to MedicaidReform@dhhs.nc.gov; by U.S. Mail to Division of Health Benefits, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 2501 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2501; or in person at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 101 Blair Drive, Adams Building, Raleigh, N.C.

Visit the N.C. Medicaid Reform website at www.ncdhhs.gov/nc-medicaid-reform for more details and updates.

About N.C. Medicaid Reform
N.C. Medicaid Reform is the result of nearly three years of public engagement and planning, and is an important step in accomplishing the joint vision of Governor Pat McCrory and the N.C. General Assembly. The Medicaid Reform plan will achieve better patient care, better community health, improved doctor-patient engagement and cost containment.

Medicaid covers nearly two million North Carolina citizens at an annual cost of $13 billion to the state and the federal government. It serves approximately one in five North Carolinians, and covers about 55 percent of births in the state. About 80,000 health care providers in the state serve Medicaid clients.

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