The Arc of North Carolina's response to NC's proposed program design for Medicaid Managed Care:

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

(August 10, 2017) Today, The Arc of North Carolina issued a statement regarding the release of the proposed program design for Medicaid Managed Care from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). A document was released on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 that highlights ways in which the current Medicaid program will transition to Medicaid managed care focusing on whole-person centered care.

The Arc of North Carolina appreciates the effort of NC DHHS to create a proposal for Medicaid managed care and listening to the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. We are pleased that NC DHHS is working closely with The Arc of North Carolina and other organizations working with individuals with I/DD and their families to create improvements in our current system.

There are concerns with the current Medicaid delivery system for people with I/DD and The Arc of NC has developed a list of managed care principles. These principles include the following: managed care networks must not require provider exclusivity, transition to a new system must be seamless and must reduce the wait list for services and accountability.

We look forward to continue working with NC DHHS on how this plan will be implemented. The Arc of North Carolina will continue to advocate for the needs of people with I/DD and their families and is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play.