Manual: Family and Children’s Medicaid
Change No: 07-10
To: County Directors of Social Services
North Carolina Health Choice is a program created to provide coverage for uninsured low-income children from age 6 through 18. Although administered by the Division of Medical Assistance, NCHC is not a Medicaid entitlement program.
Except for members of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe and Alaskan Natives, NCHC recipients are required to participate in cost sharing. Cost sharing may include copayments for prescription drugs and non-emergency visits to an emergency room. The amount a recipient pays in copayments is based on the family’s combined countable income. Effective 07/01/2010, these copayment amounts will change.
MA-3255 II.A. is revised to reflect the correct copayments effective 07/01/2010.
This policy is effective July 1, 2010.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Medicaid Program Representative.
Craigan L. Gray, MD, MBA, JD, Director
(This material was researched and written by Ena Lightbourne, Policy Consultant, Medicaid Eligibility Unit).
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.