The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will extend open enrollment for Medicaid beneficiaries and move to a statewide transition to managed care on February 1, 2020. Managed care was scheduled to roll out in two phases, with part of the state beginning managed care services on November 1, 2019 and most of the state beginning on February 1, 2020. With today’s announcement managed care will now go-live in one phase for the whole state beginning on February 1, 2020.
The timeline has been adjusted because DHHS cannot implement critical actions to go-live with managed care under the current continuing resolution budget. The updated timeline only impacts counties that were in Phase 1; it does not impact counties that were scheduled for Phase 2. The date of February 1, 2020 for statewide implementation remains unchanged. Access more details. DHHS will continue to move forward on activities that are not tied to budget action, including supporting open enrollment. We urge all stakeholders to do the same and continue to work towards the February 1, 2020 implementation date.
DHHS will host a webcast on Wednesday, September 4 from 4:00-5:00pm to provide additional details and set aside time to answer your questions. Register online.
The 27 counties where open enrollment will be extended include: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Johnston, Nash, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Wake, Warren, Watauga, Wilkes, Wilson and Yadkin counties.