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Below are summaries of past meetings held by Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont or its partners. Archived materials can be accessed by clicking on the links.

5-23-2019 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

Presenters gave an overview of Medicaid Transformation and the Healthy Opportunities Pilots to help area HSOs and other stakeholders understand what these initiatives may mean for their clients and staff.


4-18-2019 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

Meeting participants considered projections for pilot enrollment, referral, and cash flow as well as attendant capacity building needs and how to incorporate those into upcoming budget cycles.

April 18th Meeting notes - PTRC Gathering Healthy Opportunities Pilots

 Click here to complete the Medicaid Healthy Opportunities Pilot Survey.


4-03-2019 Healthy North Carolina 2030 - Greensboro Community Input Session

As part of its Healthy North Carolina 2030 project, NCIOM sought community input on select population health indicators to identify and prioritize those with the most pressing needs. Feedback from community input sessions will be used to develop a population health improvement plan with a common set of health indicators and targets for the state in the upcoming decade.  

HNC 2030 Community Meeting_Indicator Worksheets_Update 3

HNC 2030_Greensboro Community Input Session Summary


3-14-2019 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

Kathy Colville of Cone Health briefed area stakeholders on NC DHHS and CMS’s vision for the Healthy Opportunities Pilots, contents of the Pilots RFI, and thoughts on how to prepare for the RFP. Ms. Colville also discussed the need to clarify the definition and goals of social determinants of health: to look beyond just providing discrete services for social needs and focusing instead on improving underlying socioeconomic conditions to achieve positive health outcomes.


3-01-2019 RFI Drops In

Kathy Colville of Cone Health briefed area stakeholders on NC DHHS and CMS’s vision for the Healthy Opportunities Pilots, contents of the Pilots RFI, and thoughts on how to prepare for the RFP. Ms. Colville also discussed the need to clarify the definition and goals of social determinants of health: to look beyond just providing discrete services for social needs and focusing instead on improving underlying socioeconomic conditions to achieve positive health outcomes.


2-05-2019 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

February’s meeting focused on the recently awarded PHP contracts and timelines for the managed care transition as well as current understanding about the pilot payment process, service definitions and pricing, and evaluations. Also highlighted was a national report by the Center for Health Care Strategies which recognized NC Medicaid’s integration of social determinants of health into managed care and its move toward value-based payments.

Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting Announcement - February 5, 2019

Article Link:  Addressing Social Determinants of Health via Medicaid Managed Care Contracts and Section 1115 Demonstrations

Risk Factor 1 - Housing Breakout Notes


1-22-2019 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

Morgan Forrester, Community Engagement Manager with Unite US, helped lead a local strategy session about the NCCARE360 platform which will be used to connect social service and healthcare providers within and across NC communities. The platform launched in Guilford and Alamance counties. During the strategy session, Piedmont service providers received guidance and encouragement to become part of the network.

Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting Announcement -January 22, 2019

NCCARE 360 Health Opportunities Slide Presentation


12-18-2019 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

This meeting included a presentation on the key roles of Lead Pilot Entity, Prepaid Health Plans, and Human Services Organizations and their respective responsibilities in the Pilot. Participants also discussed the NCCARE360 platform in preparation for the “NCCARE360 Influencer Meeting” held in Greensboro on December 19.  

Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting Announcement - December 18, 2018

Roles and Responsibilities


 12-03 & 12-04-2018 Remarkable Integration Conference 

PTRC’s Area Agency on Aging held a conference on Remarkable Integration: Human Service and Health Care Partnerships. Presentations made during the conference offered opportunities and potential solutions to changes in human services, behavioral health, and healthcare brought on by federal and state legislation. Of special importance are the changes brought on by North Carolina Medicaid’s transition from fee-for-service to managed care.


11-27-2018 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

Stakeholders discussed how to build on PTRC’s current network of providers and identify where capacity building may be needed to support the priority service domains and target populations identified as part of the Pilot.

Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting Announcement - November 27, 2018

Initial Pilot Area

Case Management Pilot Eligibility and Risk Factors

Risk Factor 1 - Housing Breakout Notes

Risk Factor 2 - Nutrition Breakout Notes

Risk Factor 3 - Transportation Breakout Notes

Risk Factor 4 - Interpersonal Viiolence Breakout Notes

Attendees


11-01-2018 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

Stakeholders named their pilot initiative Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont and designated PTRC as the Lead Pilot Entity. They chose to initiate pilot services in Forsyth, Guilford, and Rockingham counties.

Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting Announcement - November 1, 2018

Regional Pilot discussion - November 1, 2018


10-17-2019 Healthy Opportunities of the Piedmont Meeting

Dr. Betsey Tilson (State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer of NC DHHS) spoke to area stakeholders about NC Medicaid’s transition from fee-for-service to managed care and the proposed regional pilots. Providers of human services, health systems and others from the Piedmont attended Dr. Tilson’s presentation and agreed to collaborate to address social drivers of health and apply to be one of the Medicaid regional pilots.

North Carolina’s Medicaid program is transitioning from fee-for-service payment model to Medicaid Managed Care in 2019, which is the most significant change to the NC program in over 40 years. Four statewide Managed Care plans will provide coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries.

In preparation for this transition, a Piedmont collaboration invited Dr. Betsey Tilson, North Carolina's State Health Director and DHHS's Chief Medical Officer, to Kernersville to speak about NC’s transformation to Medicaid Managed Care and proposed regional pilots. Providers of human services, health systems and others from across the Piedmont attended Dr. Tilson’s presentation and agreed to collaborate to address social drivers of health (called Healthy Opportunities) and apply to be one of the Medicaid regional pilots.

Under Medicaid’s transformation, 2-4 regional pilots will be chosen to deliver health services that address both medical and social needs of patients. These Pilots must address four categories of Healthy Opportunities: Housing, Transportation, Nutrition and Interpersonal Violence/Toxic Stress.  Pilots will include a Lead Pilot Entity to serve as a backbone organization for the pilot initiative. Pilots should cumulatively serve 25,000-50,000 Medicaid beneficiaries and cover both urban and rural communities.

  1. NC DHHS Healthy Opportunities

    https://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/department-initiatives/healthy-opportunities

  2. NC Resource Platform

    https://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/department-initiatives/healthy-opportunities/nc-resource-platform

    https://foundationhli.org/2018/08/21/ncccare360-selected-to-build-a-new-tool-for-a-healthier-north-carolina-the-nc-resource-platform/

  3. Medicaid Pilot Programs

    https://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/department-initiatives/healthy-opportunities/healthy-opportunities-pilots

View North Carolina's State Health Director and DHHS's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Betsy Tilson's October 18, 2018 PowerPoint presented at the NCIOM ACC Task Force meeting the following day.