What is NC Medicaid Managed Care?

This year, most people in North Carolina with Medicaid will see a change in how they receive their health care. If you have NC Medicaid, you may have received a letter asking you to enroll in a health plan. If you don’t pick a health plan by May 14, 2021, the State will choose one for you. On July 1, 2021, this health plan will start managing your health care.

NC Medicaid Managed Care helps you get the most out of your Medicaid benefits and there are many health plans to choose from. All health plans are required to have the same Medicaid services, such as office visits, blood tests and X-rays. Health plans may also offer added services such as programs to help you quit smoking, eat healthier and have a healthy pregnancy. Health plans work with different doctors and health care professionals. Each health plan has its own network of qualified doctors and health care professionals. To keep your doctor, clinic or other provider, find out which health plans they work with. Then choose one of those health plans.