Earlier today Gov. Pat McCrory announced his administation’s plans to reform North Carolina’s Medicaid program. The details of his proposal can be read here.
Some highlights include:
“Medicaid reform is long overdue and essential for the future health of North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “We’re bringing all partners together to
improve care, customer service and efficiency, but most importantly, to deliver right care at the right place at the right time to improve results for our
state’s most vulnerable citizens.”
“A Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina” calls for the creation of several statewide Comprehensive Care Entities (CCE’s) that will provide the framework to deliver high quality, patient-centered care to Medicaid recipients. These CCE’s will each be empowered to:
- Conduct Functional Needs Assessments to determine the most effective course of treatment for each recipient.
- Create a Comprehensive Care Network of providers that will work collaboratively to improve health outcomes for recipients.
- Compete with other Comprehensive Care Entities to provide the best-possible customer service and care.
The reform framework does not provide for any reduction in needed services or make any changes to Medicaid eligibility.
“These Comprehensive Care Entities will serve as the single place for recipients to get the care they need at the right place and at the right time,” said North Carolina Medicaid Director Carol Steckel. “This framework will empower the healthcare community to work together collaboratively to improve patient outcomes and make the system more efficient.”