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Message from the CEO – July 2021

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare — July 29, 2021
Earlier this week, DHHS awarded Cardinal Innovations a Tailored Plan contract. I realize this may seem confusing for some members and stakeholders based on our current circumstances. However, the Tailored Plan contracts were awarded solely on the merit of the response and the demonstrated ability to serve members and communities. I am extremely proud of the entire team at Cardinal Innovations, and believe this award is a reflection of our hard work and commitment to our members.

As part of their award, DHHS designated which counties were in the process of realigning with Partners, as well as those that had voted to realign, and those which will continue with the Cardinal Innovations/Vaya Health consolidated organization. Four counties were marked as pending due to upcoming Board of County Commissioner votes. You can read more about that here. The Cardinal and Vaya teams have been working closely together to ensure county and member stability, and I am grateful for the confidence that many counties have shown in Vaya.

Cardinal Innovations has been actively advocating for integrated care on behalf of our members for over seven years, and this is a truly remarkable step forward for Medicaid in North Carolina. Over the coming months, I will share more about each county’s unique transition plan, what you can expect, and where you can go for more information. Until then, I hope that each of you are vaccinated against COVID-19, and are enjoying the summer months reconnecting with family and friends.

Best,

Trey Sutten
CEO, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

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