Medicaid Prepaid Health Plans Join Coordinated Care Network | Government-and-politics
The five prepaid health plans participating in North Carolina’s Medicaid Transformation Initiative have joined the statewide coordinated care network NCCARE360.
The state’s groundbreaking Medicaid bridging program debuted July 1 for an estimated 1.7 million North Carolinians.
Medicaid recipients were allowed to choose from four statewide PHPs for their physical and behavioral health coverage, or choose a plan for them.
PHPs are operated by Centene (doing business as WellCare of NC), AmeriHealth Caritas NC, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC (doing business as Healthy Blue) and UnitedHealth Group. Carolina Complete Health Inc. serves part of the state.
NCCARE360 is the first statewide coordinated care network that connects people to local services and resources. It helps coordinate holistic care, while promoting health equity and addressing the social factors that influence the health of their members.
“NCCARE360 is central to the department’s goal of effectively delivering health care, not just health care, by addressing both medical and non-medical factors of health, including housing, food, transportation and interpersonal security, ”Dave Richard, assistant secretary of NC Medicaid said in a statement.
NCCARE360 is part of the Healthy Opportunities initiative of the state Department of Health and Human Services.