Updated Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program Criteria

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

North Carolina’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) has changed the criteria to allow additional providers who screen and diagnose women for breast and cervical cancer to refer to Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid (BCCM). 

Effective Oct. 1, 2020, women who are diagnosed by a non-BCCCP participating provider, and who meet all other NC BCCCP eligibility criteria, may be eligible to apply for BCCM. 

What This Means for Providers

Providers will refer or newly diagnosed patients can self-refer to an NC BCCCP provider to receive patient navigation services to apply for BCCM. Examples of NC BCCCP providers include local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, etc., and can be found on the BCCCP Provider Locations and Eligibility webpage

BCCCP navigators will assist patients with the application process. Patients must meet all other NC BCCCP eligibility criteria and must consent to enroll in NC BCCCP. 

Medicaid coverage is available for up to 90 days prior to the receipt of a completed application by the Department of Social Services if a woman is found eligible for BCCM. 

More information is available on the BCCCP webpage