Important Changes for North Carolina Managed Medicaid Patients

What You Need to Know

North Carolina is changing how it provides health insurance for most Medicaid participants. If you are eligible for Medicaid, the state will ask you to select a new health plan. If you do not choose a plan and a primary care provider (PCP) by the deadline, the state will automatically enroll you in a health plan and assign you a primary care provider.

To keep your preferred Wake Forst Baptist Health doctors, be sure to choose a plan and select your PCP during open enrollment between March 15, 2021 and May 14, 2021. 

There are four plan choices in our region. Each plan offers the same basic benefits.

  • AmeriHealth Caritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy Blue
  • United Healthcare
  • WellCare

Wake Forest Baptist Health is in-network for all four plans. “In-network” means that Wake Forest Baptist Health will accept the plan. You still need to select a plan and choose your preferred PCP to make sure you keep your current doctors.

Looking for information on Atrium Health doctors and hospitals? Learn which NC Medicaid plans have them in their network.

Important: If you have a medical emergency, you should go to the closest hospital emergency room. Wake Forest Baptist Health hospitals provide services to all patients seeking treatment for an emergency medical condition. It doesn’t matter what health insurance plan you have or if you can pay for emergency services. 

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