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Western Highlands Medicaid Waiver Information

Western Highlands Network serves as the Local Management Entity for Behavioral, Development and Substance Abuse services in the eight county region consisting of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania and Yancey counties. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services designated Western Highlands to be the next expansion site for the 1915(b)(c) Medicaid Waiver.

The goal of the waiver (of Medicaid rules) is to increase consumer access to care, improve quality of care and demonstrate cost effectiveness.  The waiver allows Western Highlands Network to manage and authorize all Medicaid behavioral health services locally with the public policy purpose of delivering the right services to the right person, at the right time, in the right amount and at the right cost.

To learn more about this waiver, please review the documents attached below.

For additional information contact:

  • Arthur D. Carder, Jr. MSW
    Chief Executive Officer
    Western Highlands Network
    356 Biltmore Ave.
    Asheville, NC 28801
    828-225-2785 ext 2236 (office)


Table: News Item Documents
File NameSizeTypeDate & Time Added
Waiver Review 110 KB 02/16/2011 4:57 PM
Proposed Resolution of Endorsement 26 KB 02/16/2011 4:57 PM
What is the Waiver 109 KB 02/16/2011 4:57 PM
Western Highlands Waiver Review 43 KB 02/16/2011 4:57 PM