Centene Corp.’s WellCare division last month began testing non-medical interventions for North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries through the state’s Healthy Opportunities pilot. The program will address housing supports, food security, transportation resources and interpersonal safety via three phrases, beginning with food services. Beneficiaries who lack resources or who are identified through providers are referred to community-based organizations who can connect them with support. WellCare of North Carolina currently serves 347,536 managed Medicaid members in the state, while Centene’s North Carolina Healthcare Solutions serves an additional 211,978 lives.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans