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  • DHHS Seeking Public Input on Medicaid Reform

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public input from April 25 to May 25, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. on the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs transformation (also known as “Medicaid reform”).

    While all comments are welcome, the Department is specifically looking for input on the following topics:

    • Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services
    • Supporting Provider Transformation
    • Care Management and Population Health
    • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
    • Improving Quality of Care
    • Paying for Value
    • Increasing Access to Care and Treating Substance Use Disorder

    For specific information and sample questions on each of these topics, refer to the Request for Public Input document on the DHHS Medicaid Reform website.

    I strongly encourage you to share your expertise with the Department as we consider whether modifications are needed to the Section 1115 waiver application submitted June 1, 2016, to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Your input is crucial to ensure Medicaid is transformed to support North Carolina health care professionals as they strive to improve the health for people in our state.

    Comments will be accepted at one of four public input sessions to be held during May (pre-registration is not necessary):

    May 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Greensboro – Guilford County DHHS Building, 1203 Maple St, Rooms 122 and 123

    May 10, 3-5 p.m., Greenville – Greenville Convention Center, 303 Greenville Blvd SW, Emerald Ballroom

    May 12, 2-4 p.m., Asheville – Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, 340 Victoria Rd., Ferguson Auditorium

    May 16, 6-8 p.m., Raleigh – McKimmon Conference & Training Center, 1101 Gorman St.

    You also may provide comments in writing:

    Email: MedicaidReform@dhhs.nc.gov

    U.S. Mail: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Benefits, 1950 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1950

    Drop-off: Department of Health and Human Services, Dorothea Dix Campus, Adams Building, 101 Blair Dr., Raleigh.

    Thank you for partnering with the Department and the North Carolina General Assembly on this significant transformation effort. For Medicaid transformation information and progress updates, visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/nc-medicaid-reform.

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