Partnership for Community Care (P4CC) is a non-profit organization that works in close collaboration with primary care providers, hospitals/health care systems, county health departments and department of social services, and community-based organizations. We are charged with improving the health outcomes and reducing the care costs of the Carolina Access Medicaid and NC Health Choice populations in Guilford, Rockingham and Randolph Counties. We are one of 14 similar networks participating in the statewide Medicaid quality improvement strategy called Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC). In addition to serving NC Health Choice and Carolina Access Medicaid populations, we help uninsured patients in Guilford County access medical care.
North Carolina is attempting to stop the rapid rise of health care costs in the Medicaid population while at the same time aiming to improve the quality of care and health outcomes. In states like North Carolina, the challenge in finding an innovative approach to address the quality and cost problem is much greater—it has a diffused population, with a significant percentage still living in rural areas; its medical services infrastructure remains dominated by small physician practices and loosely connect health organizations; and managed care penetration is low. To help address these challenges, North Carolina began in 1998 building regional community–based networks of providers - CCNC - that is statewide and provides the infrastructure to improve health care for all Medicaid beneficiaries.
Identifying and minimizing barriers to healthcare by helping primary care providers in our network to better utilize evidence-based disease state management guidelines. Providing Care Management services to patients to reinforce what their provider's treatment plan is and to better manage their chronic conditions.
Our Approach to Care
- Work directly with those community providers who have traditionally cared for North Carolina’s low-income residents and build partnerships where providers can work together to meet patient needs and utilize existing resources.
- Develop our tri-county community network that manages Medicaid patients and Medicaid services as well as addresses larger community health issues.
Yearly audits indicate that our member practices are improving their use of national, evidence based treatment guidelines, and case managers are helping patients better manage their chronic diseases. The results are improved quality of care, better patient health outcomes, and reduced care costs. You can find more results on the CCNC Website.