NCASCA Legislative Update 5-23-19

North Carolina Treasurer Moves Forward with Plan to Reduce Reimbursement

State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the State Health Plan announced last week that the Plan’s new network-provider contracts have been released and are now available for providers to view and sign. The State Health Plan provides coverage to the state’s teachers and state employees.

Providers have until July 1st to return their signed contract to be part of the North Crolina State Health Plan Network.  Providers not returning a contract will be out-of-network as of January 1, 2020. 

At the last NCASCA meeting, Legislative Director Dick Carlton shared that Treasurer Folwell recently introduced an across-the-board reduction for all provider types. Healthcare providers have been working during the legislative session to support HB 184 to delay this implementation. 

HB 184 would create a committee to study and report on the redesign of the State Health Plan the State Treasurer has created. Though this bill has support in the House, the Senate has not taken action on this bill. 

NCASCA will keep members informed of any updates regarding the status of this bill and its provisions.