Eastpointe approves consolidation with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

BEULAVILLE – Eastpointe Human Services announced on Wednesday that its board of directors unanimously approved a consolidation agreement with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. Both organizations are committed to improving the health and well-being of special populations in North Carolina.

“We are excited to take this step forward on behalf of our members and communities,” said Eastpointe Board Chairman Rob Boyette. “Together, our organizations can leverage an innovative, community-based model to improve outcomes for over 1 million North Carolinians while also ensuring that Medicaid reform includes access, choice and integrated care for complex populations.”

The transition is expected to be complete by July 1.

“Enabling personalized services and supports that address our members’ total wellness and quality of life is a key component of our shared vision for the future of Medicaid managed care,” said Lucy Drake, board chair of Cardinal Innovations. “We look forward to working with Eastpointe’s members, providers and stakeholders in Eastern N.C. and are committed to a seamless transition.”

Upon regulatory approval by the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the combined organization will serve 32 counties with approximately 3.8 million citizens and more than 1.1 million enrolled members.