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Data on Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center

Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center provides services and supports to individuals and families affected by lifelong disabilities and by Alzheimer’s disease. The center has 167 beds. It is committed to excellence in care and treatment based on a person- and family-centered philosophy. In addition to direct services, the center provides family and community education in support of effective partnerships to build community capacity.  No one is denied admission because of inability to pay. The Alzheimer’s program serves 62 counties in the central and western part of the state.Black mountain graphic The Alzheimer’s Respite Program serves people from all 100 counties. At present, the specialized developmental disabilities program serves medically fragile and aging people with intellectual and developmental disabilities from all 62 counties in the central and western part of the state.

The neuro-medical treatment centers are inspected at least annually by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). external link graphic Inspectors may also conduct inspections in order to assess problems that arise between recertification visits.  CMS decides whether the neuro-medical treatment centers are in compliance with standards and thereby eligible to receive payment through Medicare and/or Medicaid.  Copies of CMS inspections are available from the DHHS Public Affairs Office at 919-733-9190.

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA)

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act is a law passed in 1987 that relates to standards of care in nursing homes.  The neuro-medical treatment centers are certified by CMS under this act.  The North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation is the local agency that conducts on-site visits at least annually in order to determine compliance.  Please see the Facility News section for information related to the most recent surveys.

Facility News


  • OBRA Survey conducted February 12, 2013 Ready NC Connect NC