Issued:  February 1, 2021

Peer Support Services Rate Increase

Partners’ Provider Council made a recommendation for consideration to increase the Peer Support Services Rate. After thoughtful consideration, Partners has agreed to increase the Peer Support Rate for both Medicaid and State Funded Individual Services to $16.50 per unit effective February 1, 2021.

Service Code

Service Description

Fund Source


Effective Date

H0038 Peer Support Individual Medicaid $16.50 per unit Feb. 1,2021
H0038 Peer Support Individual State $16.50 per unit Feb. 1,2021
H0038-HK Peer Support Individual (Timely Follow Up) Medicaid $16.50 per unit Feb. 1, 2021
H0038 TY Peer Support Individual Timely Follow Up State $16.50 per unit Feb. 1, 2021
H0038 DJ Peer Supports Individual Department of Justice Medicaid $16.50 per unit Feb. 1, 2021

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #153: Temporary Provider Rate Increases and Clinical Policy Changes Extended

On Jan. 21, 2021, NC Medicaid announced that, in response to the Federal Department of Health and Human Services’ extension of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, NC Medicaid is extending COVID-19 temporary provider rate increases and clinical coverage policies through March 31, 2021. Learn more

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NCDHHS Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Fireside Chat Series

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will kick off a new live stream talk series to address and provide updates on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan on Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. will host the inaugural fireside chat featuring Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II as its first guest. The event will stream live on NCDHHS’ Facebook and Twitter. The fireside chats are part of the state’s ongoing public engagement to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure equitable access to timely information, resources and COVID-19 vaccines.

Each talk will be hosted by a NCDHHS official and will feature health experts, community leaders and others who serve historically marginalized populations and rural communities.

To access the inaugural fireside chat, click on one of the links provided above at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2.