Submitted by Lee Dobson, Area Director, NC Government Affairs (GAO)
Last week, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released two requests for information (RFI) as their next step towards Medicaid Managed Care. Both requests, statement of interest and financial operations, focus on the organizations that intend to bid to be a pre-paid health plan (PHP) for Medicaid. “This RFI is an important step toward implementing the proposed program design that DHHS released in August,” said DHHS Assistant Secretary for Medicaid Transformation Jay Ludlam. “We look forward to continued input and collaboration from health care providers, health plans, and other stakeholders as we build the strongest possible Medicaid program for North Carolina.” Comments are due to DHHS on November 22. Our BAYADA workgroup’s next opportunity to provide input is on the proposed 1115 Waiver application, which is slated to be released at the end of this year or early 2018.