The following NC Medical Assistance policies related to behavioral health have been posted for public comment:
1H. Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry: Posted for comment though 10/11/18. Subsection 6.2, add PAs and NPs to the list of providers eligible to bill under telepsychiatry (previously physicians, advanced practice psychiatric NPs, advanced practice psychiatric clinical nurse specialists, PhD-level licensed psychologists, LCSWs, and community diagnostic assessment agencies only).
3L State Plan Personal Care Services (PCS): Posted for comment through 10/14/2018. Proposed subsection 3.2.3 part b edit, “screening for SMI in Adult Care Homes licensed under G.S. 131D-2.4. Effective October 1, 2018, any Medicaid beneficiary referred to or seeking admission to Adult Care Homes licensed under G.S. 131D-2.4 must be referred to a LME-MCO for the Referral Screening Verification Process (rather than PASRR). Adult Care Home providers licensed under G.S. 131D-2.4 shall not receive a PCS assessment or PA without verification of a Referral Screening ID.”
Link to review policy and/or provide feedback is: https://dma.ncdhhs.gov/get-involved/proposed-medicaid-and-nc-health-choice-policies