NC’s Medicaid innovations saved nearly $1 billion since 2007
Up here in D.C. with all my fellow health advocates I’m getting lots of questions about how we organize our Medicaid program in NC. Why? Well last month the national consulting firm Milliman came out with a report that put savings from our state’s Medicaid Community Care of NC program at nearly $1 billion. The savings comes from better coordinating care by assigning people to medical homes. They get the primary and preventive care they need, stay out of the emergency room and hospital and, not incidentally stay healthier. The is government working at its best. To learn more about the history and structure of Community Care NC check out the national toolkit – many other states are doing so because they want to do the same thing.