On February 4, 2019, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced it had selected one regional and four statewide prepaid health plan (PHP) contractors to provide integrated physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy services through Standard Plans for the general Medicaid population. Managed care is a new approach for North Carolina Medicaid, which currently uses a fee-for-service primary care case management structure. Statewide PHP contracts were awarded to AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina, Inc.; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, Inc.; and WellCare of North Carolina, Inc. A regional . . .