Coordinated Care Program Aims to Save Medicaid Millions

Jeaneen Beckham, manager of the Community Care Partners centered in Henderson, expressed her delight in the Chicago Tribune story that highlighted Community Care of North Carolina as an inspiration for the Illinois Medicaid Medical Home program.

One of the earliest and most successful models is Community Care of North Carolina, which has been in operation for more than 25 years.

Between 2007 and 2010, the North Carolina program saved Medicaid nearly $1 billion, according to a December study commissioned by the group. In those years, the system averaged between 983,000 and 1.25 million members.

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