About Us

NC Medicaid manages the state's Medicaid and NC Health Choice health care programs, pharmacy benefits, and behavioral health services.

  • Medicaid is the program that provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities. The program is jointly funded by North Carolina and the federal government.
  • NC Health Choice is our state’s name for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It provides health coverage to eligible children in addition to Medicaid. This program also is jointly funded by North Carolina and the federal government.
  • LME-MCOs are local management entities-managed care organizations that contract with NC Medicaid to provide behavioral health and intellectual/development disability services to Medicaid beneficiaries. 

In addition, NC Medicaid also oversees community alternatives programs for children and disabled adults, home health care, and helping people transition from nursing homes to live in their own communities—and more. It also works closely with the North Carolina Department of Justice to identify and prosecute fraud, waste and abuse of the Medicaid program. 

We are proud of our commitment to be good stewards of taxpayer money while continuing to provide valuable health programs and services to the Medicaid population. This is an enormous responsibility, one that we are honored to share with our state and local partners. At NC Medicaid, our staff comes to work each day knowing that our contributions make a real difference in the lives of North Carolinians and the communities in which we all live and work.

In 2020, NC Medicaid is marking 50 years of service to the citizens of North Carolina. Learn more about #NCMedicaidat50.