DHHS Announces Prepaid Health Plan Contracts for Medicaid Managed Care

Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the selection of Prepaid Health Plans that will participate in Medicaid managed care when the program launches in November 2019. Statewide PHP contracts were awarded to AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina, Inc.; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, Inc.; and WellCare of North Carolina, Inc. A regional contract for Regions 3 and 5 was awarded to Carolina Complete Health, Inc. More information is available on the PHP Contract Awards Fact Sheet.

Please note that this procurement is for the Standard Plans, in which 1.6 million Medicaid Managed Care beneficiaries will be enrolled. Tailored Plans, designed for certain populations with more specialized behavioral health needs, will be procured later.

Secretary Cohen will be holding a Stakeholder Call to provide an update on the transformation to Medicaid Managed Care, including the PHP contract awards:

Stakeholder Call: Medicaid Managed Care Update
Wednesday, Feb. 6
10-11 a.m.

To register:

Registration is Required to Participate
We are looking forward to working closely with the selected health plans as Medicaid Managed Care launches in two regions in Nov. 2019, and the following regions in Feb. 2020. A map of Medicaid Managed Care Regions and Rollout Dates is available on the Medicaid Transformation website.

Dave Richard
Deputy Secretary
NC Medicaid
Division of Health Benefits
NC Department of Health and Human Services
Office: 919-855-4101
Mobile: 919-500-1596
1985 Umstead Drive, Kirby Building
2501 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2501
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