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.

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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.

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

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