Health Reform: Information about the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act: How it Affects North Carolina

The enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or health reform) will have a major effect on many parts of North Carolina's healthcare landscape. The North Carolina Institute of Medicine has launched this page as a resource for understanding the implications of health reform, particularly for North Carolina.

Health Reform Workgroups
Click here for information about NCIOM's Health Reform Workgroups.



Final Report of the NCIOM Health Reform Workgroups | Executive Summary | Presentation: Impact of Affordable Care Act on North Carolina


This page will be updated regularly with resources, interpretation, and analysis.

NCIOM Presentations and Analyses
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11/8/2012

Implementing the ACA in North Carolina (November 8, 2012)

06/6/2011

Summary Presentation (June 6, 2011)

Summary of the health reform law in a PowerPoint presentation

06/6/2011

Safety Net Presentation (June 6, 2011)

Summary of the health reform law with a focus on coverage and access in a PowerPoint presentation

06/6/2011

Consumer Presentation (June 6, 2011)

Summary of the health reform law with a focus individuals and families in a PowerPoint presentation

06/6/2011

Employer Presentation (June 6, 2011)

Summary of the health reform law and its impact on employers in a PowerPoint presentation

06/6/2011

Prevention and Public Health Presentation (June 6, 2011)

Summary of the health reform law with a focus on its impact on prevention and public health in a PowerPoint presentation

06/6/2011

Health Professionals Presentation (June 6, 2011)

Summary of the health reform law with focus on its impact on the health professional workforce in a PowerPoint presentation

11/15/2010

Spreadsheet of the Various Affordable Care Act Funding Opportunities (UPDATED November 15, 2010)

The spreadsheet has many details about national health reform funds including the type of funding (e.g. prevention, improving quality), the federal authority in charge of distributing the funds, the years funding is available, whether the funds have been authorized or appropriated, and the type of entity eligible to receive funds.

11/15/2010

Spreadsheet of funding that NC has received through the ACA and ARRA (Updated: November 15, 2010)

This spreadsheet outlines the total amount of funding that has been awarded through the ACA and ARRA and the amount that has been awarded to NC. Links are included to all DHHS announcements of grant awards.

09/01/2010

Cindy Mann Presentation at the NCIOM Annual Meeting

Director, Medicaid and State Operations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Cindy Mann's presentation on health reform to the NCIOM annual meeting

07/23/2010

Watch NCIOM President Talks About Health Reform

Dr. Pam Silberman, President and CEO of the NCIOM and State Health Director, Dr. Jeff Engel recently appeared on Health Matters, a program of Open/net to talk about health care reform. Click on the links above to see her answer questions about health reform

05/03/2010

Health Reform Webinar(May 03, 2010)

NCIOM President Pam Silberman's webinar on federal health reform. Please Note: The presentation is 1 hour, 30 minutes long. The screen is blank the first 1:30 min, but you can hear the sound. The PowerPoint is visible after that.

Other Helpful Resources for Understanding Federal Health Reform

North Carolina Medical Journal: What Does Health Reform Mean for North Carolina? This issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal is dedicated to explaining the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in more detail and describing how it will affect individuals, providers, employers, the insurance industry, communities, and the state of North Carolina.

Health Reform Legislation

Congressional Budget Office Reports

Health Reform Guidance

Health Reform Regulations

Other Useful Resources

Health Reform Workgroups

The overall goal of this effort is to identify the decisions the state must make in implementing health reform. The Advisory Group and workgroups also plan on identifying potential funding opportunities to ensure that we are aware of, and take advantage of, any potential funding opportunity that will help us improve population health, access to care, and health care quality. We want to build on North Carolina's existing strengths and ensure that the decisions made in implementing the federal legislation serve the best interests of the state as a whole.

The effort will be led by Lanier Cansler, Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and Wayne Goodwin, Commissioner of the NC Department of Insurance. The new federal health reform legislation will have significant impact on the way that health care is delivered in North Carolina.

To help the state prepare for these changes, eight different workgroups are being established:PreventionSafety NetHealth Professional Workforce, Health Insurance Exchange and Insurance OversightMedicaidNew Models of CareQualityFraud and Abuse.

This planning effort will be led by an Overall Advisory Group that will help coordinate the work of each of these workgroups. Each workgroup will meet approximately one time per month from August 2010-August 2011 to review specific sections of the legislation and examine any new funding opportunities that are made available as part of this legislation.