All Carolina Access Providers who received health equity payments are asked to take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey by July 16, 2021. The survey allows DHHS to monitor and evaluate how these payments were used.
Practices receiving enhanced payments must complete a practice survey following this health equity initiative; failure to complete the survey may result in NC DHHS recouping payments.
In March of 2021, NC Medicaid announced the health equity payment initiative, providing certain Carolina Access providers serving Medicaid beneficiaries from high poverty areas of the State enhanced payments for a 3-month period to achieve health equity among North Carolina’s Medicaid population.
The initiative aimed to improve access to primary care and preventive services for Medicaid and NC Health Choice beneficiaries in North Carolina at a time when historically marginalized populations face challenges highlighted during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- For more about criteria, intended use of funds and resources on health equity, see the Health Equity Payment Initiative Medicaid bulletin article at https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/blog/2021/03/19/health-equity-payment-initiative.
- The Health Equity Survey is available at https://ncmedicaid.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6hhP1EZdJpQ911I.
NC Medicaid Contact Center 888-245-0179