Tailored Plan Launch Delay Statement

On Tuesday, July 11th, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) announced that the launch of Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Tailored Plans will not happen on October 1, 2023. They did not give a new date for the launch.

According to a news release issued by NC DHHS, the launch was delayed due to technical issues and gaps in the provider networks.

Beneficiaries who will be covered by the Tailored Plans will continue to receive behavioral health, I/DD, TBI and physical health care as they do today. North Carolina’s unique Tailored Care Management model, which launched Dec. 1, 2022, will continue to support beneficiaries by providing a care team to coordinate care across providers. 

Additionally, on July 1, 2023, the LME/MCOs began to provide 1915(i) services to offer an array of home and community based (HCBS) services to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental health diagnoses, severe substance use disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.

Click this link to read the news release from NC DHHS.