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Behavioral Health Organizations Names Speaker Moore Legislator of the Year

May 10, 2018

Gastonia, N.C. – Partners Behavioral Health Management has named North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) its 2018 Legislator of the Year. Partners is a managed care organization serving patients in central and western North Carolina. It administers mental health, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disability services to citizens covered by Medicaid and…

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Sandhills Center Supports i2i Center for Integrative Health

May 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jean Overstreet May 3, 2018 Phone: (919) 657-0580 Email: jean@i2icenter.org www.i2icenter.org   Sandhills Center has affirmed its commitment to whole-person healthcare by becoming an i2i Center for Integrative Health Champion Supporter.  The i2i Center is a statewide collaborative of leaders who work together to solve the most important issues affecting behavioral…

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Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Medicaid Transformation

April 23, 2018

Food insecurities, housing instability, unmet transportation needs and interpersonal violence all have an impact on a person’s health and well-being and ultimately will impact the cost and success of the health care they receive.  NC DHHS has outlined its plans to address social determinants of health (SDOH) within the new Medicaid program. The concept paper…

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Vision for Long-Term Services and Supports

Long term services and supports will be part of Medicaid Transformation.  This is an area of concern for many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as these services and supports are many times required for a lifetime.   NC DHHS has published a concept paper entitled North Carolina’s Vision for Long-term Services and Supports under…

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Quality and Performance – Holding PHPs Accountable in Medicaid

A key question is answered by the draft NC DHHS Quality Strategy and concept paper – how will Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs) be held accountable in the Medicaid/Health Choice managed care structure for quality services?  Accountability will be related to performance measures that will also impact providers, and PHPs will have to work in partnership…

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Partners Behavioral Health Management Becomes i2i Champion

April 19, 2018

i2i Center for Integrative Health is pleased to announce that Partners Behavioral Health Management has become a Champion Supporter of the i2i Center for Integrative Health. The i2i Center is a convener organization for healthcare leaders to work together to solve the most important issues affecting behavioral, intellectual and developmental disabilities and primary healthcare and…

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March 26, 2018

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Legislation that Advocates Say Violates ADA has Passed U.S. House

March 14, 2018

Advocates are up in arms about the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620) which has now passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill could set disability rights back decades and violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The purpose of the bill is to require the Disability Rights Section of the Department…