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CCNC Saves North Carolina Money — Lots of It

Community Care is a national model for achieving extreme healthcare cost savings for Medicaid, the Aged, Blind & Disabled, and patients who are dually-eligible (Medicaid/Medicare). According to a report prepared by the National Governors Association in December 2009, North Carolina was one of only three states in the nation to have a DECREASE in total Medicaid spending between FY 2008 and FY 2009. Every actuarial assessment of CCNC has yielded similar findings: the program is responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars of cost savings. Learn more below.


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Money Savings Since Inception By State Fiscal Year (SFY)

The figures below highlight how CCNC has continued to achieve remarkable cost savings for North Carolina since its inception and continued development.

  • Through January 2010:  $1,200,000,000 — Through January 2010, Medicaid costs on a per member per month (pmpm) basis are 5.3% below FY 2009 pmpm costs. The state projected a 5.8 percent increase in 2009, but with a 5.3% decrease, overall savings of 11% (equaling approximately $ 1.2 billion) have been achieved.1
  • SFY 2003-2007:  $568,000,000 for AFDC / $400,000,000 for ABD — CCNC has saved $568 million for AFDC and $400 million for ABD (Mercer). 2
  • SFY 2005 and 2006:  $231,000,000 — CCNC approximated savings is $231,000,000. 3
  • SFY 2004:  $124,000,000 — CCNC approximated savings is $124,000,000. 4
  • SFY 2003:  $60,000,000 — CCNC approximated savings is $60,000,000. 5

Other Financial Facts


Cited Sources


  1. Community Care Highlights and Facts, 2010, pg. 1.
  2. Mercer Executive Summary, 2008, pg. 1.
  3. Mercer Report, SFY 2005-06. Legislative Exhibits, p. 7.
  4. Mercer Report, SFY 2004, p. 7
  5. Mercer Report, SFY 2003. p. 5



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