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July 7, 2015

MANDATORY TRAINING for Innovations Providers delivering Residential Supports, Day Supports, Supported Employment or Adult Day Health services


The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be rolling out the Home and Community Based Standards (HCBS) Statewide Self-Assessment to all Innovations providers who provide Residential Supports, Day Supports, Supported Employment or Adult Day Health services.

Prior to conducting self-assessments, Innovations providers in the Partners Provider Network are required to attend one of two mandatory trainings.  

Please mark your calendars and register using the links below.

We are requesting executive level staff (no more than 3) from each applicable Innovations provider to attend. Partners recommends the Executive, Clinical and Quality Management Directors from all Innovations providers attend.

Division and/or DMA staff will be assisting with the Partners HCBS Trainings.

Click here to register for Gastonia on 7-14-15
Click here to register for Gastonia on 7-15-15

Click here to register for Hickory on 7-14-15   
Click here to register for Hickory on 7-15-15

Click here to register for Elkin on 7-14-15

Click here to register for Elkin on 7-15-15


REVISED LME-MCO Communication Bulletin #J138


DHHS has released a revised version of LME-MCO Communication Bulletin #J138 - Enrollment of Associate Professionals. All providers affected by this Bulletin should review for changes. Click here to view the bulletin.


Public Input requested for the Proposed NC Innovations Waiver Amendment


DHHS is asking for the public's input on the Proposed NC Innovations Waiver Amendment. 


What are the proposed changes?

The changes that DHHS is proposing include the following:

  • New Service Definitions: Community Living and Support, Supportive Living
  • Removed Service Definitions:  Personal Care, In Home Intensive Support, In Home Skill Building
  • Modified Service Definitions:  Residential Supports, Respite, Supportive Employment, Assistive Technology, Commuity Guide, Community Networking, Community Transition, Crisis Services, Home Modifications, Natural Supports Education, Specialized Consultation, Vehicle Modification
You can view the proposed Waiver amendment in its entirety, at

How Do I Submit Feedback?
You can submit your comments:
All comments are due by 12:01 a.m. on July 14, 2015.




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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