Established to deliver quality healthcare to low income populations in North Carolina, Carolina Complete Health is a partnership between the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company with over 30 years of experience in managed care programs, working in conjunction with the North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA). Carolina Complete Health will provide managed care services and programs to Medicaid recipients in North Carolina.
Carolina Complete Health will include active participation of physicians in the ownership and governance of the health plan. Centene will manage the financial and daily operations, while the NCMS will provide medical management services, manage the Board of Directors and oversee the medical policies for the health plan.
The NCMS is the oldest professional member organization in North Carolina, representing physicians and physician assistants who practice in the state. Founded in 1849, the Society seeks to promote access to quality health care for all citizens in North Carolina and champions initiatives that seek to improve quality of care and promote patient safety.
The NCCHCA is a private, non-profit membership association that represents federally-qualified health centers and aspiring health centers across North Carolina. The NCCHCA’s mission is to promote and support these patient-governed community health care organizations and the populations they serve.
Founded as a single health plan in Wisconsin in 1984, Centene is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on the under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene serves over 11.4 million members through locally-operated health plans in 29 states and offers a full range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services.
The Carolina Complete Health Difference
Centene’s core philosophy is that quality healthcare is best delivered locally. A local approach enables us to give our members access to high quality and culturally sensitive healthcare services. Carolina Complete Health brings together the expertise of these three organizations to provide a physician-led, local health plan that results in better health outcomes for members at a lower cost to the state of North Carolina.