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A Closer Look at North Carolina’s 2015-17 Budget

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A Closer Look at North Carolina’s 2015-17 Budget

This article was contributed by Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at ASNC. The new state budget for budget years 2015-17, which began on July 1, 2015, sits at $21.7 billion. It includes several important policy initiatives for people with disabilities, but it also makes changes that could keep people with autism, intellectual…

Have Your Say on Innovations Waiver

This article was contributed by Kerri Erb, ASNC’s Chief Program Officer. UPDATE: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has notified us that the changes to the Innovations waiver are now proposed to go into effect November 1 to allow for additional training and preparation, and to provide additional time for approval of the…

A Closer Look at the NC House Budget

This article was contributed by Jennifer Mahan, ASNC Director of Advocacy and Public Policy. The NC House passed HB97, its version of the two-year budget, on May 22. The House budget would increase spending by $1.3 billion (6.3 percent) to address funding needs in Medicaid, education, and other services. The bill includes funds for increased…

Public Policy Update: Insurance Coverage, Health Care Services and Managed Care

  The Autism Society of North Carolina advocates for ensuring that people on the autism spectrum have access to health care services under private and public health plans including private insurance, the state health plan, and Medicaid services. Medicaid Expansion This year, despite the efforts of many advocacy groups including ASNC, there will be no…

Managed Care and Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina

In early April, the Governor McCrory announced a proposal to reform Medicaid  under a new comprehensive Section 1115 waiver that would integrate all Medicaid services (physical health, mental health, long-term care, etc.) into a seamless statewide system under a managed care model known as the Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina. The proposal would, according…

CAP IDD Waiver Changes Delayed

For people currently receiving CAP IDD (MRDD) Waiver services the Autism Society of North Carolina previously provided an update here  about major changes that were expected to take place November 1, 2011.  It is our understanding that the Division of Medical Assistance and Division of MHDDSAS have requested an extension of the current waiver until January…