Have Your Say on Medicaid Reform in NC

North Carolina is undertaking plans to move forward with Medicaid Reform in our state. Last session, the legislature directed the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to come up with a plan that provides quality care and controls costs for the future. DHHS has created a draft plan outline for the next several years that addresses the physical health care and behavioral health care for NC Medicaid recipients.

You can read more about the proposal here. The plan will be submitted to the federal government for approval.

For those concerned about the Innovations waiver, this plan continues administration of those services through our current LME/MCO system for the next four years. Please check this page for updates concerning the Innovations waiver. DHHS also included a recent press release that proposes the consolidation of the LME/MCOs to create four (out of the current eight) over the next few years.

DHHS would like NC residents to give input during public comment sessions or online. The public comment sessions begin March 30 in Raleigh. Please see below for the dates and locations. Comments are accepted until April 18th, 2016.

In addition to the DHHS page, the NC SEG (Stakeholder Engagement Group) will hold webinars for further education about how these proposed changes may affect NC citizens with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability, mental health, or SU needs.

 

Public Comment Sessions:

March 30, 2016
McKimmon Center
Room 6
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
6-8 p.m.

March 31, 2016
Union County Dept. of Social Services
Auditorium
1212 W. Roosevelt Boulevard
Monroe, NC 28110
2-4 p.m.

You also may listen and comment by phone during the March 31 session, 2-4 p.m.
No registration is necessary.
Dial 1-888-585-9008 and, when asked, enter conference room number 780073319#
When asked, state your name.
To make a comment, press *9 on your phone. The moderator will tell you when it is your turn to make a comment.

March 31, 2016
Central Piedmont Community College, Merancas Campus
Auditorium
11930 Verhoeff Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078
6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 5, 2016
Southwestern Community College
Auditorium
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
4-6 p.m.

April 6, 2016
Holiday Inn Express
1943 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC 28607
12-2 p.m.

April 6, 2016
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 7, 2016
Guilford County Health & Human Services
1203 Maple Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 8, 2016
Forsyth County Department of Public Health
Meeting Room 1 & 2
799 North Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
2-4 p.m.

April 13, 2016
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
McNeill Hall Lecture Hall
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
6-8 p.m.

April 14, 2016
Greenville Convention Center
Emerald Ballroom
303 SW Greenville Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834
2-4 p.m.

April 16, 2016
College of The Albemarle
AE 208
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

April 18, 2016
UNC-Pembroke
Moore Hall Auditorium
1 University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
3:30-5:30 p.m.

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