Community Care of North Carolina, a nonprofit that coordinates care for most of the state’s Medicaid patients, laid of 18 people at its Raleigh central office last week.
The layoffs were necessary due to a reduction in anticipated revenue and a cut in the rates paid by the state for managing its Medicaid population, CEO L. Allen Dobson said in a statement.
“Every healthcare organization is wrestling with rapid change and trying to position itself for success in a future environment that hasn’t yet come fully into focus,” Dobson said. “The one universal expectation is that healthcare organizations need to do more with less – and CCNC is facing that same challenge.
CCNC has been praised in the past for its effectiveness in linking patients to primary care doctors.