North Carolina Medicaid switches to "opt out" for its duals

May 2010
State Health Watch;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p9
The article reports that the North Carolina Medicaid program will shift to an opt out system where individuals enrolled in the primary care case management (PCCM) model can opt out of the program. The aged, blind, and disabled (ABD) population is composed of two eligibility types, one that has Medicaid and one dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Chris Collins, deputy director of North Carolina's Office of Rural Health and Community Care, said that they want to offer the same level of medical home and network services to dually eligible recipients.


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