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Behavioral Health Service Rates Increased

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently announced historic Medicaid Reimbursement Rate increases for most mental health, substance use, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injury services in NC. The first rate increase in more than a decade.

The LME/MCOs and Standard Plan’s will be required to reimburse providers at or above the new rates beginning January 1, 2024.

Many services will now be paid at 100% of the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Psychiatrists should refer to the applicable fee schedule at the NC Medicaid Fee Schedule and Covered Code Portal for updated rates.

Medicaid Expansion Has Started!

Beginning December 1, more than 600,000 North Carolinians are now eligible for NC Medicaid under new eligibility rules. Nearly half of these have been automatically added because they previously had limited benefits through Family Planning Medicaid and are now eligible for full Medicaid. To learn more, go to

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