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Announcements, News and Updates on the Web

Below is a full list of information posted or updated on the DMH/DD/SAS web site. Be sure to refresh your browser to see the most recent updates. Items will remain for at least one month. Older announcements are not available.

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Finding DWI services has changed. Now anyone can use a listing that shows services available in each county.
Transitions to Community Living: In-reach tool and guidance manaual effective 7/1/14 are available.
The Crossroads Mental Health Unit of the CarolinaEast Health System has been designated to treat individuals under petitions for involuntary commitment and has been added to the IVC listing.
Find revisions to the Records Management and Documentation Manual (RM&DM) to reflect the transition from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5, which include removal of the multiaxial requirements. Chapters 2, 3, and 10 of the RM&DM have been revised. In addition, the PCP forms in the Appendix have been updated accordingly. An outline is included to show where these revisions occurred. These new documentation requirements are effective August 1, 2014.
Find all up-to-date information about the Transitions to Community Living Initiative: NC/US DOJ Settlement Implementation initiative. The Milestones, Tools and Update pages are no longer in use. Please update bookmarks for these pages.
Documents effective 8/1/14 regarding State-funded enhanced MH/SA services AND state-funded services for MH/DD/SA are available on the Service Definitions page.
Provider Monitoring: The Date of Review, Type of Review and Reviewer Name have been added to all the Individual Records sheets in the Provider Agency and LIP workbooks so that this information is automatically populated from the Workbook Set-up worksheet. Test tools that show how these enhancements work are also posted.
Find information about NC START seeking national certification.
A revised State-Funded Enhanced MH/SA Services document is available for your review. The document contains technical revisions based on DSM-5, ASAM, NC TRACKS and Benefit Plan language changes and is effective August 1, 2014.
Find a new NC Tracks service array and concurrency table
Documents have been added to the NC-SNAP Forms page and to the NC-SNAP page under Publications
NC-TOPPS: new interview forms, guidelines and LME/MCO contacts have been posted.
The Review Tools for Routine Monitoring of Provider Agencies have been updated. On the Individual Records worksheets (purple tabs), the drop-down menu in the Reviewer field was removed and put in the Type of Review field and the dates were re-formatted to be consistent throughout the workbook. These updates are on the Provider Monitoring page.
The Facility-Based Crisis/Non-Hospital Medical Detoxification program at The Harbor in Wilmington has been approved to treat individuals under petitions of involuntary commitment and has been added to the listing of designated IVC facilities on the Involuntary Commitments page.
Rules and Advisory Committee minutes and an Advisory Committee roster have been added to the MH/DD/SAS Commission meeting minutes page.
A Data Elements Dictionary has been added to the System Documentation page of NCTracks.
The Provider Review Database on the Provider Monitoring web page has been updated.
Provider Monitoring Survey page. The introductory paragraph on the Routine Provider Monitoring Survey page has been revised to clarify that the survey should only be completed after routine reviews and post-payment reviews have been conducted as a part of routine monitoring. The survey should not be used for targeted, focused monitoring, complaint investigations or program integrity activities.
The Powerpoint for the NCHIMA Behavioral Health Conference has been posted to the Provider Monitoring Conferences page.
Changes have been made to the Provider Monitoring tools and can be found on the Provider Monitoring page.

LIP REVIEW TOOL --As a quick reference, a note has been added to let people know that this tool is used with LIPs who provide outpatient/basic benefit services only and that the sample size for a solo practice and group practice are also noted.  There is also a note explaining that the Routine Agency Tool is used when a LIP works in an agency that provides services other than basic benefit services. 

LIP OFFICE SITE REVIEW TOOL --The guideline for item #1 re: the accessibility of the office for individuals who have physical disabilities clarified the options available when the clinician's office is located in a building that is not wheelchair accessible.
--The note in the guideline for item #11 re: the practice hours, provisions for 24 hour coverage being posted as only being applicable to Cardinal Innovations was deleted since this requirement applies to all LIPs, not just those who contract with Cardinal Innovations and to be consistent with the tool.

AGENCY REVIEW TOOL --On the Unlicensed AFL Tool, the guidelines for emergency information and the requirement for crisis services training have been inserted and the guidelines for items #5 and #6 which were combined have been separated to be consistent with the tool.
--The following lists have been added to the workbook to allow reviewers to document the individuals included in the samples for incidents, complaints, restrictive interventions and for funds management and the medication review.  The Individual Records List and the Post-Payment Review List have been consolidated into one list -- the Sample Based on Paid Claims List -- in order to reduce redundancy.
--The formula for the Diagnostic Assessment on the Overview Summary page was corrected.
--A note was placed on the Routine Agency Tool to indicate that this tool is used for LIPs who work in an agency that provides services other than basic benefit services (e.g., CABHAs).
Third quarter Performance Contract Reports are available on Performance Contract Reports page.
Two referral forms between the LME/MCOs and Tenancy Supports have been added to the Transitions to Community Living Initative webpage.

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