North Carolina awards $6 billion in Medicaid contracts

Modern Healthcare: AmeriHealth Caritas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans scored statewide contracts to serve North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries under the state's new managed care program launching in November.

Carolina Complete Health, a provider-led partnership between the North Carolina Medical Society and insurer Centene Corp., won a contract to serve beneficiaries in two regions. In total, the five Medicaid managed care contracts, which will last three years with the option to extend for an additional two years, are worth $6 billion per year.

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