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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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Medicaid Transformation

Beneficiaries and Care Management Focus of Recent DHHS Concept Papers

April 6, 2018

Two new concept papers published by NC DHHS provide a little more “meat on the bones” of the NC Medicaid Transformation Plan. All of the concept papers build upon each other and the concepts are proposals with feedback welcomed. These most recent papers are published with a March 31 turnaround time for feedback. Beneficiaries and…

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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…

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Could RIST Services be Coming to NC?

Within the NC DHHS Behavioral Health Strategic Plan, there is goal to build community-based services with a particular focus on creating “step-down” services from inpatient care. Mark Benton, NC DHHS Deputy Secretary for Health Services, noted to the Joint Legislative Oversight Behavioral Health Subcommittee on February 27th that NC DHHS is looking at the RIST…

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Medicaid Consumer and Provider Satisfaction Results

For the last several years the state has surveyed Medicaid Providers, adults and those receiving child services to determine satisfaction with care and LME/MCO management. According to the Division of Medical Assistance, the Experience of Care and Health Outcomes (EHOC) is to “…assess consumer perceptions of the care they received through the seven LME-MCOs in…

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Spring Policy Forum Keynote is SAMHSA Director of CMHS

We are excited to announce that Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will be the keynote speaker at the Opening Plenary for the Spring Conference on June 11th in Raleigh. In his role, del Vecchio provides executive leadership for federal efforts to improve…

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Medicaid Transformation

NC DHHS Moving Quickly and Adding Detail to Medicaid Transformation Plan

NC DHHS has been publishing concept papers since last summer to provide information on specific areas of Medicaid Transformation. The Medicaid Transformation website now separates out concept papers, RFPs, the waiver amendment, application, etc. It is important to note that concept papers are point-in-time proposals by NC DHHS and include comment periods. The waiver amendment and…

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