North Carolina awards $6 billion in Medicaid contracts
AmeriHealth Caritas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans scored statewide contracts to serve North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries under the state’s new managed-care program launching in November.
Carolina Complete Health, a provider-led partnership between the North Carolina Medical Society and insurer Centene Corp., won a contract to serve beneficiaries in two regions. In total, the five Medicaid managed-care contracts, which will last three years with the option to extend for an additional two years, are worth $6 billion per year.
Aetna; Optima Health; and My Health by Health Providers, a partnership of 12 North Carolina health systems, lost their bids for a contract.