July 2021
Representative Raymond E. Smith, Jr.
NC House District 21
Sampson & Wayne Counties
North Carolina General Assembly News
(919) 733-5863


STANDING COMMITTEES 2021-2022:  
* EDUCATION – COMMUNITY COLLEGES 
* FEDERAL RELATIONS and AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS 
* FINANCE 
* HOMELAND SECURITY, MILITARY, and VETERANS AFFAIRS 
* LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Legislative Session 2021
Greetings,

I'm praying we are staying safe, and following the Governor's suggestions to continue to stay safe.
NC DMHDDSAS Stakeholder Engagement Update
July 1, 2021

First Phase of NC Medicaid Managed Care Has Launched

On today, July 1, 2021, nearly 1.6 million Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina will begin receiving the same Medicaid services in a new way through NC Medicaid Managed Care health plans (see the NCDHHS press release). Most beneficiaries will continue to get care from the same doctors they see today but will now be a member of a health plan. Some beneficiaries will not enroll with health plans and will remain in NC Medicaid Direct.  
 
NCDHHS has leveraged the move to managed care to build an innovative health care delivery system that puts the health of beneficiaries at the forefront. Features of the state’s program include establishing a payment structure that rewards better health outcomes, integrating physical and behavioral health, and investing in non-medical interventions aimed at reducing costs and improving the health of Medicaid beneficiaries. Our goal for Day One of Medicaid Managed Care is that people get the care they need and providers get paid.  
Please see the following resources to help with the Day One transition that we encourage you to share with your partners: 

 
More information on NC Medicaid Managed Care can be found on the NC Medicaid website at  medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/transformation.