NC Gets Waiver for Cost-Saving Medicaid Experiment

From the Carolina Journal:

North Carolina has received federal approval to transition to a cost-saving, whole-health Medicaid managed care system that will take the state out of the day-to-day management of the government insurance program for the elderly, disabled, and poor.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services signed off on a required waiver North Carolina requested to launch a demonstration program to integrate physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy benefits.

The current system often fails to coordinate care for the state’s 2 million Medicaid recipients. That can create inefficiencies, duplicated services, and higher expenses. The new system is intended to provide more predictable costs.

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How will this affect the State and taxpayers? Read more here.

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