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NASW-NC Makes Public Comments Regarding Medicaid Transformation

Friday, September 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kay Castillo
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The National Association of Social Workers, North Carolina Chapter submitted plans to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding their Medicaid Transformation Plan.

 

The Plan, rolled out by DHHS this summer, outlines how to best transform Medicaid in the state.

 

Background: In September 2015, the General Assembly enacted Session Law 2015-245, directing the transition of all components of Medicaid from a fee-for-service structure to a managed care structure. As DHHS prepares to launch Medicaid managed care in 2019, it will work with stakeholders and experts to refine program details.


Vision: This proposed program design seeks to implement Medicaid managed care in a way that advances high-value care, improves population health, engages and supports providers, and establishes a sustainable program with predictable costs. DHHS’ goal is to improve the health of North Carolinians through an innovative, whole-person centered, and well-coordinated system of care, which addresses both medical and non-medical drivers of health.

 

Prior to submitting comments, NASW-NC met with DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen to discuss how the social work profession is uniquely equipped to make Medicaid Transformation a success by utilizing our skills and training. We are ecstatic to work with the Department and key stakeholders moving forward.

 

Read NASW-NC's Comments on Medicaid Transformation.


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