NC Medicaid Health Plans Join NCCARE360 to Improve the Delivery of Coordinated Medical and Non-medical Care
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state’s five Medicaid prepaid health plans have joined NCCARE360 – the first statewide coordinated care network linking individuals to local services and resources.
Health Plans AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Inc., Carolina Complete Health Inc., Healthy Blue of North Carolina Inc., UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina Inc. and WellCare of North Carolina Inc. have joined the NCCARE360 network and will use the platform to coordinate the whole – caring for people, promoting health equity and addressing the social factors that influence the health of their members.
“NCCARE360 is central to the department’s goal of effectively delivering health care, not just health care, by addressing both medical and non-medical factors of health, including housing, food, transportation and interpersonal security, ”said Dave Richard, NC assistant secretary. Medicaid. “Medicaid health plans will use NCCARE360 to help meet the unmet resource needs of their members and strengthen partnerships between health care providers and their communities. “
NCCARE360, which is part of NCDHHS Healthy Opportunities Initiative, will allow health plans to make electronic referrals, communicate in real time, securely share client information and track results. Community members can search the NCCARE360 repository of over 10,000 local services at nccare360.org/ressources.
“We are thrilled to have the NC Medicaid Health Plans on the NCCARE360 network. The partnership will better connect Medicaid members in North Carolina to the comprehensive community services they need, while helping to build healthier and more equitable communities, ”said Kelly Calabria, CEO and President of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation, which oversees and administers NCCARE360.
Since the development of the NCCARE360 National Network, healthcare and social service providers in North Carolina’s 100 counties have completed more than 130,000 electronic referrals to connect individuals and families to the resources they need to stay healthy and healthy.
“This is an important partnership specially designed to improve the overall health outcomes of the state’s more than 1.6 million Medicaid recipients, making it a natural fit for each of the five care plans.” health managed by state Medicaid, ”said Peter Daniel, executive director of NC Association of Health Plans. We are proud to be part of this network.
More information about the transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care is available on the Medicaid website at medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/transformation.