April 6, 2018

Beneficiaries and Care Management Focus of Recent DHHS Concept Papers
Two new concept papers published by NC DHHS provide a little more "meat on the bones" of the NC Medicaid Transformation Plan . 
The article will provide you with a summary of the important concepts in both papers. 
Registration Now Open!
Spring Conference - June 11-12th
"Because this is our inaugural event, the i2i Center team has challenged itself to make this its most information-packed Spring conference to date. 
Collaborating for Change - a title that speaks for itself - will deliver on timely and important session topics geared toward moving our system closer to whole person, quality integrated care.  Whether addressing the needs of individuals with behavioral health and I-DD needs in an integrated system, care management, consolidations and mergers, value based reimbursement, service innovations or understanding the link between customer service and clinical care, all topics focus on NC's movement toward a comprehensive system of services that are grounded in whole person care" said Mary Hooper, i2i Executive Director. 
Click here to see Conference Brochure. ­­­ 
CMS Proposed Rule to Loosen Reporting Requirements for Medicaid Managed Care
Under newly proposed rules by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), states that deliver 85% or more of their Medicaid services through a managed care arrangement would be exempt from monitoring and analyzing data concerning access to care. The intent of the rule is to reduce the administrative burden on states. In addition, fee-for-service states that reduce Medicaid payments between 4% through 6% would also be exempt from the access monitoring review plan requirements (AMRP). According to CMS, the purpose of the AMRP is to "identify a data-driven process to review access to care and address: the extent to which beneficiary needs are fully met; the availability of care through enrolled providers; and changes in beneficiary service utilization."


New i2i Center Website Launches  

Anyone that has developed a new website will tell you, it is an arduous process, but in the end rewarding. We are pleased to announce that the i2i Center's new website is now live www.i2icenter.org

It features additional details on i2i topics and activities, includes a new on-going feature called the Policy Exchange (announced earlier), details on the upcoming Spring Conference, access to previous editions of the i2i News Brief, information about our current Supporters, Sponsors and more. We hope you will take a moment and explore what is there and of course, no website is ever "done" so plan to come back to see further refinements and updates.
Executive Director Mary Hooper said, "In just a few short months, the i2i staff has established a solid organizational foundation. Having our website live means we can now be certain that all stakeholders - those we've already contacted as well as anyone we have yet to encounter - have access to our information and resources."



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