July 10, 2019
Medicaid Transformation Hits Milestone 
June 28th marked another milestone for Medicaid Transformation when the NC Enrollment Broker website went live. Medicaid beneficiaries can now go to ncmedicaidplans.gov to find out much more about the move to Medicaid and Health Choice managed care. 

The NC Enrollment Broker is responsible for education and outreach to Medicaid and Health Choice beneficiaries on the plans and benefits available to each individual. It is their responsibility to work with the beneficiary to find the plan that best fits the needs of that individual. The NC Enrollment Broker is offering multiple ways for beneficiaries to learn more about their options under managed care including the website, toll-free number, chat line, mobile app and education events across the state. The NC Enrollment Broker role has been contracted out to Maximus.

Governor Vetoes 2019 Budget for Lack of Medicaid Expansion 
The Governor vetoed the budget with concerns that it did not include Medicaid expansion.  It is unclear whether the House has the votes to override the veto. If the veto remains in place, their will need to be budget revision.  As of July 1, the state is running on the current budget until the new budget can be approved.  The Governor is working on a Medicaid expansion counter offer and in the meantime, Republicans are bringing back the  Carolina Cares bill. 

Spring Conference Opening and Closing Messages Strike a Chord with Attendees
With a turnout of 450 health, behavioral and 
I-DD stakeholders including leaders from Providers, LME/MCOs, Standard Plan Managers, Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services leadership, Advocates, Consumers and Family Members, and a variety of vendor organizations, the i2i Pathways 2 Progress Opening and Closing plenary topics were timely and thought provoking, covering different aspects of how to succeed in our changing system.  

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Call for Presentations for Pinehurst Conference 

Are you interested in presenting on a 
managed care related topic that addresses improvements in operations, services, technology or consumer access/participation that advance whole person care?  If so we want to hear from you.  

i2i is seeking 1 Hour Sparking Innovation Topics for our December 4-6, 2019 Conference in Pinehurst, NC.  

Proposal Forms are  due August 9th.  

i2i Hosts Webinar for 1,000 on Medicaid Transformation 

There is no doubt there is a lot of interest in Medicaid Transformation. This was clearly demonstrated when 500 slots for i2i's first Medicaid Transformation 101 webinar filled up in one day. i2i then added 2 additional webinars that quickly filled almost to capacity.

Feedback from the webinars was very encouraging with 80% of registrants saying they were satisfied or very satisfied with what they learned.

"I felt this webinar was very beneficial and I would recommend any and all i2i webinars to those who seek to learn as much as possible about the upcoming Medicaid transformation in NC."

i2i is June Partner of the Month for PsychHub with most videos viewed!      

PsychHub is  a free online platform providing engaging videos about mental health, substance use and suicide prevention.

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Community Based Care Provider Participates in Greek Day!  

One of the many benefits of serving individuals through the NC Innovations Waiver day supports service is giving them the opportunity for incredible life experiences!  

Lindley Habilitation Services, a part of the Community Based Care Family of Providers, has the honor of facilitating one of these experiences each year and they call it "Greek Day".  Lindley's Greek Day brings together their day programs from all over the state to compete in banner and dance competitions, as well as just spending time together.  East Carolina University played host to this year's event.  

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