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NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Division of
Medical Assistance
 
 

About DMA

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) oversees the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA).

Senior Management for DMA includes:

  • Sandra Terrell, RN, MS, Acting Director
  • Richard Brennan, Chief Financial Officer

The division is divided into 9 sections and offices. DMA manages the Medicaid and Health Choice programs.


Our Mission

The mission of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is, in collaboration with our partners, to protect the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provide essential human services.

The mission of the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) is to provide access to high quality, medically necessary health care for eligible North Carolina residents through cost-effective purchasing of health care services and products.

The Department of Health and Human Services and DMA are devoted to quality customer service. We welcome your input and suggestions to how we can improve.


Medicaid

Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

In 2012-2013, Medicaid served approximately 2 million children & adults.

The budget for the 2012-13 Medicaid program was $13,424,760,205 – which is supported by $9,951,685,965 in revenue (predominately federal Medicaid funds) and $3,473,074,240 in state appropriations.  Medicaid's budget is one of the largest in NC government – second only to the overall budget for primary and secondary education.

NCHC provides funding to extend health care coverage to roughly 151,000 children each month whose family income exceeds Medicaid financial eligibility criteria.

The 2012-2013 budget for NCHC is $334,064,256 – of which $254,000,897 is supported by federal funds and $80,063,359 by state appropriations

Source: Medicaid eligibility information was sourced from the Medicaid eligibles report EJA752 (SFY 2013).  Health Choice eligibility information was sourced from the EIS eligibility system and is a count of authorized eligibles as of the end of each month.

History of the N.C. Medicaid Program (PDF, 175 KB)


Medical Care Advisory Committee

Established in accordance with 42 CFR 431.12 External link, the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) is an advisory committee to the Medicaid agency director on health and medical care services. More on MCAC


N.C. Health Choice for Children

N.C. Health Choice for Children (NCHC) is a free or reduced price comprehensive health care program for children.If your family makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums, your child(ren) may qualify for NCHC.

NCHC provides funding to extend health care coverage to roughly 115,000 children each month whose family income exceeds Medicaid financial eligibility criteria.

The 2011-2012 budget for NCHC is $331,661,877 – of which is supported by federal funds and state appropriations.

February 10, 2014