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June 3, 2015

Information from CCNC/Community Health Partners--Changes to Antipsychotic Prescribing as of June 5, 2015  

The NC Medicaid DMA Outpatient Pharmacy Program will implement changes to
three important programs that will affect antipsychotic prescribing
on Friday, June 5, 2015.  These programs are
Antipsychotics - Keeping Documented for Safety (A+KIDS), Adult Safety with Antipsychotic Prescribing (ASAP), and the antipsychotic portion of the
Preferred Drug List (PDL).  Please review this document
regarding these changes and be sure to share with all prescribers and staff. You can also visit "Job Aids" located on the NC Tracks Providers Page--  


Community Health Partners (a CCNC Network serving Lincoln and Gaston Counties) has access to reports that may help your office identify patients (in our service area) that will need action come June 5th.  If prescribers are interested in this information, please contact Misti Lail McIntosh, BS, PharmD, RPh at  


NC Tracks Regional Seminars

NCTracks will conduct four Regional NCTracks Seminars in the month of June. A seminar will be held in Hickory on June 8th, and a seminar will be held in Winston-Salem on June 16th. To learn more about the sessions, please visit

About Partners Behavioral Health Management
Partners Behavioral Health Management (Partners) provides local management of publicly-funded behavioral health services in Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Surry, and Yadkin counties. Offices are located in Elkin, Hickory, and Gastonia. Individuals in need of behavioral health services can call our Customer Service call center 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-888-235-HOPE (4673).
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