10A NCAC 26C .0702       COUNTY REQUEST TO DISENGAGE FROM A LOCAL MANAGEMENT ENTITY-MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION

(a)  A county seeking to disengage from an LME-MCO shall provide written notice of its intent to disengage from an LME-MCO to the Secretary, the Co-Chairs of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, and affected counties a minimum of nine months prior to the proposed effective date of disengagement.

(b)  A county seeking to disengage from an LME-MCO shall publish its plan for disengagement on its website, and the website of the LME-MCO with which it seeks to align.

(c)  The county seeking to disengage from an LME-MCO shall accept public comments on its disengagement plan for a minimum of 60 calendar days. The county shall solicit comments from consumers, advocates, self-advocates, and State and Local Consumer and Family Advisory Committees (CFACs) using locally established communication methods, such as mailings, routine stakeholder meetings, press releases, and social media messages, and shall post the public comments on its website for a minimum of 30 calendar days.

(d)  A county seeking to disengage from an LME-MCO and realign with a different LME-MCO operating a Medicaid waiver shall provide written documentation of the following to the Secretary, which shall constitute its written request to disengage:

(1)           Approval of its disengagement plan by its Board of County Commissioners which reflects the date of the approval and that the approval was by majority vote;

(2)           A written plan, approved by its Board of County Commissioners, to ensure continuity of services

during the transition which includes written notice to the provider agencies with which the LME-MCO contracts;

(3)           A written plan, approved by its Board of County Commissioners, which provides for distribution of real property, where appropriate, and reflects title to the same;

(4)           Approval of the Area Board, by majority vote, of the LME-MCO with which it is seeking to realign;

(5)           Evidence of written notice to the other counties who are also members of the LME-MCO from which the county is seeking disengagement;

(6)           Evidence of its written notice to the providers impacted by its decision to disengage;

(7)           Evidence of its compliance with the population requirements of G.S. 122C-115(a);

(8)           Evidence of its financial liabilities to the LME-MCO from which it is seeking to disengage within 30 calendar days of the request to disengage; and

(9)           Documentation of its compliance with Paragraphs (a) through (c) of this Rule.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C-115;

Eff. February 1, 2017.