Basics of County Human Services (April 9)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (check-in and on-site registration begins at 9 a.m.)
Basics of County Human Services is part of a four-part continuum of critical topics for county commissioners to know and understand at an introductory level. Through a budget development simulation, both new and experienced commissioners will develop a much deeper understanding of their governance roles and responsibilities in this wide array of services (Social Services; Public Health; and Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services) so important to the quality of life in their counties. Instructors include UNC School of Government faculty members Mark Botts, Jill Moore and Aimee Wall.
Medicaid Transformation Convening (April 10)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (check-in and on-site registration begins at 8 a.m.)
The shift from fee-for-service to a managed care structure represents the most significant change in the Medicaid program since its inception, and the impacts of this transformation will be felt wide and deep in county governments. This Medicaid convening represents an opportunity for county commissioners and management staff to learn about challenges and opportunities associated with this change, share feedback with Department of Health and Human Services leadership, speak with representatives of Prepaid Health Plan providers, and learn about next steps – including how the new Behavioral Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Tailored Plans will impact Local Mental Health Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs).
A small block of overnight rooms is available for the night of April 9 at the Durham Marriott City Center, which is attached to the Convention Center. You must make your reservations by March 15 in order to secure a room at the special rate of $139 plus tax. Use this link to book your room.