Since the launch of Medicaid Transformation on July 1, 2021, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina has instituted two provider partner incentive programs. In 2021, the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina Primary Care Professional Incentive (CP-PCPi) program began. This program offers eligible provider partners the opportunity to earn financial incentives for helping their patients who are Plan members become more engaged in their preventive health care.
CP-PCPi payments for the first six months of the program totaled over $700,000 and were sent to more than 650 providers (based on tax ID numbers) in late March 2022. The top three measures were for successful completion of Child and Adolescent Well-Care Visits, Cervical Cancer Screenings, and Chlamydia Screenings. Final payments are expected to reach almost $1 million for this initial 6-month measurement period.
UnitedHealthcare’s incentive program allowed many providers in the state their first opportunity to participate and receive provider incentive payments, along with being rewarded for improving the health of their patients. “As a collaborating partner with UnitedHealthcare, our patients are experiencing better health outcomes, thus contributing to a healthier community. Working together is the only way forward in managing the care of our vulnerable patient populations. Thank you, UnitedHealthcare for your continued support!” said Michelle Lewis, CEO of Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, a Federally Qualified Health Center with five locations in Guilford County.