CCLCF Holds NC Medicaid Reform Meeting Attended by Over 100 Physicians
Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear’s (CCLCF) hosted an evening meeting in June titled “NC Medicaid Reform: Updates and Strategies.” Speakers included Jay Ludlam, Assistant Secretary for Medicaid Transformation, Division of Health Benefits, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Patricia Lewis, RHIT, CHTS-PW, Implementation Lead, Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange (CCHIE); and Gregory L. Adams, M.D., FAAP, CCPN Board of Managers, Blue Ridge Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.
Area providers were able to learn more about key updates and proposed timelines as managed care comes to North Carolina and how CCLCF and the Community Care Physicians Network (CCPN) can support practices and providers through the transformation. Depending on state and federal approvals, Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs will shift from a predominantly fee-for-service delivery model to managed care – integrating services to provide whole person, value-based care. According to the NC DHHS website, “the transformation to Medicaid managed care is the most significant change to the Medicaid program in over 40 years.”
“We had an excellent turnout and great questions, along with many requests for more information,” said Randy Barrington, Director of Provider Services for CCLCF. “We want our independent practices to understand how CCPN, a physician-led, clinically integrated network, can help them prepare and thrive as North Carolina Medicaid transforms.”
Left to right: Robert Lee “Chuck” Rich, Jr. MD, CCLCF Medical Director; Gregory Adams, M.D., FAAP, CCPN Board of Managers, Blue Ridge Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine; Jay Ludlam, J.D., Assistant Secretary for Medicaid Transformation, NC DHHS; Randy Barrington, MBA, CPHQ, CCLCF Director of Provider Services