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AmeriHealth Caritas Awarded Contract to Serve North Carolina's Medicaid Population

AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced today that it has been selected by North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services to help Medicaid enrollees in the state access quality health care. North Carolina has approximately 2 million Medicaid enrollees with diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging needs who require solutions that address their health as well as the social determinants of health, such as education, job training, transportation and housing.

"We are proud to be selected to help North Carolina transform its Medicaid program, and we look forward to bringing our whole-person care model to North Carolinians most in need," said AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul Tufano. "Core to our mission is that every individual should have access to quality health care and services. We commend North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services for its commitment to creating and implementing an innovative Medicaid managed care program for its citizens."

AmeriHealth Caritas provides integrated Medicaid managed care services that focus on family and caregiver involvement, community-based services, successful care transitions and intensive case management. It currently operates Medicaid managed care health plans in Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and the District of Columbia. AmeriHealth Caritas also serves dual eligibles in Michigan and South Carolina through Medicare-Medicaid plans and in Pennsylvania through Medicare Advantage special needs plans. It also serves Pennsylvanians receiving long-term services and supports.

AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina has been awarded a contract to provide a standard benefit plan under the state's new Medicaid managed care program, which will also include long-term services and supports. The program will be launched in two phases — the first on Nov. 1, 2019, and the second on Feb. 1, 2020.