June 5, 2019
Senate Budget Analysis
The Senate introduced and passed their budget proposal in the same week, just as the House did earlier this month. 

The budgets include funding and provisions affecting Medicaid Transformation, expansion of Innovation Waiver Slots, new opioid funds, additional cuts to State Single Stream funding and much more.

More Details on Care Management in the Tailored Plans
NC DHHS has published a new concept paper putting more detail into the plan for care management for those individuals who qualify for the Behavioral Health/Intellectual-Developmental Disability (BH/IDD) Tailored Plan.  Unlike the Standard Plan, every Medicaid beneficiary who is in a BH/IDD Tailored Plan will be assigned a care manager, with limited exceptions. The care management service will be different than the current care coordination that Medicaid beneficiaries receive from the LME/MCOs, largely because it is expected to be integrated to include the physical healthcare, BH/IDD services, pharmacy and unmet health-related resources that an individual needs and will be provided closer to the individual.

Spring Conference Starts Monday Onsite Registration Available 
If you missed registration for the i2i Spring Conference - Pathways 2 Progress June 10-11 in Raleigh - it is not too late!  You can register using our Onsite Registration Form.  Just fill it out and bring with you.  Space is still available.  

i2i Survey on the Transition of Care from Standard to Tailored Plan
i2i is gathering feedback from stakeholder for NC DHHS.  This survey is part of an effort by the Behavioral Health/Intellectual-Developmental Disability (BH/IDD) Subcommittee of the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC).  The MCAC serves as an advisory body to the NC DHHS Secretary on issues related to Medicaid Transformation.  

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i2i Partners with PsychHub
i2 i has become a partner with  PsychHub , a free online platform providing engaging videos about mental health, substance use and suicide prevention. The program was founded by Patrick J. Kennedy and Marjorie Morrison in 2018. It is described as, "reimagining behavioral health and substance use education through intentional and thoughtful design...By combining clinical research and the art of storytelling, our videos provide engaging and credible mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention information that is accessible to everyone."

The web content is meant to help individuals better understand their healthcare journey, from identifying symptoms to setting expectations for their providers during treatment. The stories in the videos are brought to life through animation and effectively demonstrate the many faces of mental health and substance use disorders.

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