The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has launched a new dashboard to help keep tabs on monthly enrollments in Medicaid, following the state’s recent move to expand Medicaid access to more than 600,000 North Carolina residents.
The dashboard offers a detailed overview of enrollment trends for newly eligible adults between the ages of 19-64 who can now apply for full coverage, according to the state government.
The new platform provides an in-depth look at numerous customer characteristics, including age, race, ethnicity, and other demographics. It also features information on the percentage of adults enrolled in the program by county and a description of their health plan, specifically within rural areas of the state.
The new dashboard also adds to the department’s existing North Carolina Medicaid enrollment dashboard.
“On day one, there were nearly 273,000 people enrolled and covered by Medicaid expansion, most of which were part of the family planning population who were automatically moved to full coverage,” the state said.
The dashboard is part of the state’s broader Medicaid Expansion portal, which also includes information on income requirements, FAQs, videos on how to apply, and a sign-up form to receive the latest news and updates.
“Hundreds of people each day are gaining health care coverage and getting the care they need,” said N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. “Our work continues with state and community partners to support enrollment efforts to ensure as many people as possible can get covered.”