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Patient enrollment begins for NC Medicaid managed care shift

An exam room (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
An exam room (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)(Sue Ogrocki | AP)
Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 11:24 AM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s Medicaid recipients now can decide which health plan they’ll use for medical services when a system overhaul goes online July 1.

Open enrollment for Medicaid managed care began this week and ends May 14. About 1.8 million people covered by Medicaid or a related program should enroll and choose from one of several plans.

People who don’t will be placed in a plan automatically. The state is switching from a traditional fee-for-service program to one in which health plans receive fixed monthly payments for every patient treated.

Managed care supporters believe it will control expenses and result in healthier patients.

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