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Archived Announcements, News and Updates: 2013

Current Announcements

2013

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8/29/13
Communication Bulletin #138 regarding state funded supported employment for the I/DD population has been posted to the Communication Bulletin page.
8/28/13
The third quarter Crisis Mangement report to the General Assembly has been posted to the Reports page.
8/26/13
An updated list of State CFAC members has been added to the web.
8/23/13
A press release entitled "DHHS Releases Bridge Funding to Support Individuals Living in Group Homes" has been posted to the Updates page.
8/20/13
An updated list of 24-Hour Access and Crisis Telephone Contacts has been posted to the Crisis Services Page.
8/20/13
The new ACT service definition is posted on the DMH/DD/SAS Service Definition webpage.  It is can be found in the 8/1/13 State-Funded Enhanced Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services document.    For further information on the new ACT service definition, please see Communication Bulletin #137 which can be found on the Communication Bulletins Page.
8/20/13
Communication Bulletin #137 have been posted to the Communication Bulletins page.
8/12/13
The agenda for the August 14th DWAC meeting has been posted to the calendar page.
8/12/13
The agenda for the August 22nd meeting of the Commission for MH/DD/SAS has been posted to the Commission Page.
8/12/13
The 2nd and 3rd quarter LME Complaint reports have been added to the web.
8/8/13
Several Webinars have been added to the Transition to Community Living page.
8/6/13
The following documents have been updated on the IPRS Page: Service Array, Diagnosis/Target Population Crosswalk and Budget Criteria.
8/6/13
The Target Populations Concurrency Document has been updated on the Target Populations Page.
8/5/13
The First Commitment Evaluation Program list of certified providers has been updated.
8/2/13
The State CFAC Map has been updated and posted to the State CFAC Page.
7/30/13
Updated IRIS forms have been posted to the IRIS page.
7/26/13
A link to the Transitions to Community Living Initiative Quality of Life Survey has been posted to the Transitions to Community Living Initiative Page.
7/23/13
An updated topical index of the Communication Bulletins has been posted.
7/23/13
Agendas have been posted for the upcoming MH/DD/SAS Commission Advisory and Rules committees' meetings July 25, 2013 and can be found on the Commission page.
7/22/13
The DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee (DWAC) Meeting will be Aug. 14, 2013, 1pm – 3pm, at the NC Association of County Commissions,  Albert Coates Local Government Center, 215 N. Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27603.   This is a NEW meeting location for DWAC and is located downtown Raleigh.  Your attendance is important!  See link for meeting location directions /  Meeting Directions
7/22/13
The September 2012 Brain Injury Advisory Council Minutes have been posted on the TBI Minutes Page.
7/22/13
The NC-TOPPS Monthly Call minutes for May and July have been posted to the NC-TOPPS Minutes Page.
7/19/13
The 2012 CIT End of Year Report has been posted to the CIT Page.
7/19/13
New in-state, toll free customer service number: The DMH/DD/SAS is adding an in-state, toll-free number to its current customer service and community rights call center.  The number is 1-855-262-1946 and is only operational within North Carolina.  The new number will work with the current number (919) 715-3197.  The toll free number will allow more consumers, family members, providers and stakeholders tospeak directly to a trained person and address complaints, concerns and general questions regarding the service system.  The call center is operational from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
7/18/13
A FAQ regarding In-Reach has been posted to the Transitions to Community Living Initiative Tools page.
7/17/13
The 3rd Quarter Community Systems Progress report has been posted to the reports page.
7/17/13
7/17/13
Communication Bulletin #135 has been posted to the Communication Bulletins page.
7/16/13
Communication Bulletins #133 and #134 have been posted to the Communication Bulletins page.
7/15/13
The DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee (DWAC) Meeting for July is canceled.  Our next meeting will be in August. 
7/11/13
The 2nd and 3rd quarterly Performance Contract reports have been added to the Reports page.
7/10/13
The Gold Star Provider Monitoring pages have been extensively updated.
7/10/13
A quality of life survey and survey script have been added to the Transitions to Community Living Initiative page.
7/10/13
Updated NC-TOPPS interview forms, guidelines, superuser tools guide, FAQs and an LME/MCO contact list have been posted to the NC-TOPPS pages.
7/9/13
The form for the LME/MCO Access, Triage & Referral for Emergent, Urgent & Routine Care Report has been updated and is on the Forms page.
7/3/13
Minutes for the February meeting of the MH/DD/SAS Commission have been posted.
7/2/13
The updated index to the Communications Bulletins has been added to the web.
6/27/13
Updated LME Performance Contract requirements have been posted to the Contracts page.
6/26/13
An updated list of NC-TOPPS LME Contacts has been posted to the NC-TOPPS Page.
6/26/13
Updated NC-TOPPS Monthly Call Minutes have been posted to the Minutes Page.
6/26/13
The Advocacy and Customer Service Section has a new Toll-Free Number. Contact us at 1-855-262-1946.
6/26/13
An updated LME Quarterly Complaint Form has been posted to the Forms Page.
6/26/13
An updated LME Customer Service Form has been posted to the Forms Page.
6/26/13
An updated LME Complaint Reporting Manual has been posted to the Manuals Page.
6/21/13
A Baseline Report has been posted to the Transitions to Community Living Page.
6/21/13
The Transitions Tracking Tool PowerPoint Presentation has been posted to the Transitions to Community Living Page.
6/14/13
Communication Bulletin #132 regarding Supported Employment and Long Term Vocational Support Definitions has been posted on the Communication Bulletins Page.
6/12/13
Presentations for the NCHIMA-BHS Conference have been posted to the Gold Star Monitoring Training page.
6/11/13
The DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee (DWAC) Meeting for June is canceled.  The next DWAC meeting will be on July 17, 2013, Wednesday, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  The July - DWAC meeting will be at:  4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC. This meeting site is at the Wake County Human Services – Wake Commons Building, Conf. Rm 100A. 
6/7/13
Information regarding recent Transitions to Community Living MCO Discussion Series sessions has been posted to the DOJ Settlement Page.
6/7/13
The Innovations-IDD Waiver Manual has been posted to the CAP-MR/DD Page.
6/7/13
An updated version of the DHHS Family Disaster Plan has been posted to the Preparedness Page.
5/30/13
The fourth quarter LME complaint report has been posted to the Reports page.
5/29/13
The Provider Monitoring Training page has been updated with the documents for the May 29th training.
5/27/13
The Appeals Process Document has been posted to the DWAC Minutes Page.
5/24/13
Information from the May 15th DWAC meeting has been posted to the DWAC Page.
5/23/13
An updated IVC list has been posted to the IVC page.
5/23/13
The Provider Monitoring page has been updated with DHSR contact information.
5/22/13
The 2013-2014 SCFAC Conference Call Calendar has been posted to the SCFAC Page.
5/22/13
A press release announcing Dave Richard as the new Director of DMH/DD/SAS has been posted to the Division News and Updates Page.
5/21/13
An updated list of Systems of Care Coordinators has been posted to the Systems of Care Page.
5/14/13
An agenda for the May 15th DWAC meeting has been posted to the Calendar Page.
5/14/13
A new form - "Authorization Process for DWI Services" has been posted to the DWI Forms Page.
5/13/13
The agenda for the NC Commission on MH/DD/SAS has been added to the Commission page.
5/13/13
The next DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee meeting will be held on May 15, 2013, Wednesday, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at a NEW LOCATION.   This month’s “NEW” DWAC meeting will be at:  4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC. This meeting site is at the Wake County Human Services – Wake Commons Building, Conf. Rm 100A.
5/9/13
The Provider Monitoring Web Page has been redesigned. A FAQ and presentation from the NC TIDE conference have been posted.
5/9/13
As the result of the policy decision that the DMH/DD/SAS Plan of Correction Policy shall be the standard by which POCs are processed, the number of attempts for submission of POCs was amended to conform with the POC Policy.  As a result of this decision, pertinent references to the POC in the flow charts and in the “Statewide Implementation of the N. C. Gold Star Provider Monitoring Process” and the “Using the Regulatory Compliance/Quality Tools” presentations have been revised.  The LIP Review Tool has been updated to provide guidance for those items previously denoted as TBD.  The new tool and a test copy have been posted on the Provider Monitoring page.
5/9/13
5/8/13
Two NC START reports have been posted to the NC START Reports page.
5/7/13
The IVC listing has been updated to reflect Alamance Regional Medical Center’s merger with Cone Health.  The acute behavioral health and detox units have also been added to this listing for Novant Forsyth Medical Center.
5/6/13
An article regarding Children's Mental Health Awareness Week has been posted on the Updates Page.
5/1/13
The State-Funded Enhanced Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services policy document is now available on the Service Defintions Page.For more information, please see Communication Bulletin #131 on the Communication Bulletins Page.
5/1/13
An article entitled May is Mental Health Month has been posted to the Updates Page.
4/30/13
The 2013 meeting schedule for the NC Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council has been posted to the Council's Page.
4/29/13
An updated membership list for the SCFAC is posted to the SCFAC Page.
4/29/13
New minutes were posted to the MH/DD/SAS Commission Minutes Page.
4/29/13
4/29/13
4/29/13
4/26/13
4/24/13
An updated topical index has been posted to the Communications Bulletins Page.
4/23/13
The article Words Matter: How to combat sigma associated with mental illness has been posted to the Division News and Updates Page.
4/23/13
Communication Bulletin #130 regarding Communication Updates to System Stakeholders has been posted on the Communication Bulletins Page.
4/23/13
Communication Bulletin #131 regarding Enhanced Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Policies has been posted on the Communication Bulletins Page.
4/22/13
An updated IVC list has been posted to the Involuntary Committment page.
4/20/13
The next DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee meeting will be held April 24, 2013, Wednesday, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at a NEW LOCATION.    The “NEW” DWAC meeting location for this month will be at: 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh NC.  This meeting site is at the NC Division of Public Health, Building 3, the Cardinal Conference Room. Directions to this meeting can be found on the DWAC Page.
4/19/13
As a follow-up to the Gold Star webinar, a post-test has been developed and can be found on the Provider Monitoring web page.
4/18/13
Minutes for the January State CFAC meeting have been posted to the SCFAC minutes page.
4/18/13
Updated SCFAC by-laws have been posted to the SCFAC page.
4/17/13
A link to the Veterans Crisis Line has been added to the DWI Web Resources Page.
4/17/13
An updated DWI Services Authorization Fee has been posted to the DWI Forms Page.
4/17/13
An updated Sample Client Contract has been posted to the DWI Forms Page.
4/16/13
The 4th Quarter report for the 1915b/c Waiver has been posted to the Waiver Reports page.
4/16/13
Agendas for the Advisory Committee and the Rules Committee have been added to the Commission page.
4/15/13
Forms have been added to the IRIS page.
4/15/13
The IVC list has been updated on the Involuntary Commitment page.
4/12/13
An updated list of the LME Records Chiefs has been posted to the Records Management page.
4/11/13
The Controlled Substance page has been updated.
4/9/13
An updated Transition Tracking Tool and Guidance have been posted to the DOJ Settlement Page.
4/9/13
An updated Post Transition Tracking Tool and Guidance have been posted to the DOJ Settlement Tools Page.
4/9/13
A Word version of the Final Transitions Plan has been posted to the DOJ Settlement Tools Page.
4/8/13
Two opportunities to volunteer have been posted to the volunteer page.
4/8/13
A "Transitions to Community Living" score card has been added to the DOJ Settlement page under Quality Management.
4/5/13
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Statewide System Performance Report - SFY 2012-13: Spring Report has been posted to the Reports to the General Assembly Page.
4/5/13
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Statewide System Performance Report - SFY 2012-13: Spring Report has been posted to the Reports to the General Assembly Page.
4/5/13
An overview of training regarding the DOJ settlement has been posted to the DOJ Page.
4/5/13
Information on when a PASRR is required has been posted to the DOJ Page.
4/4/13
4/4/13
An updated IPRS Diagnosis/Target Population Crosswalk has been posted to the IPRS page.
4/4/13
An updated IPRS Service Array has been posted to the IPRS page.
4/4/13
The DHHS Staff Ratio Review Tools for PRTFs and Residential Treatment along with sample test tools have been posted on the Provider Monitoring web page.
4/3/13
The listing of IVC Designated Facilities has been posted and reflects that the LME catchment area for the Cone Behavioral Health  Hospital and for the High Point Regional Health System is Sandhills Center.
4/3/13
DHHS Report on Recommendation 4 (JT Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services Report to 2013 NC General Assembly) has been posted to Reports to the General Assembly Page in the General Reports section.
4/2/13
An updated IPRS Service Array has been posted to the IPRS page.
3/27/13
A new webpage regarding Recovery Supports in North Carolina has been posted.
3/27/13
The following documents have been posted to the DWAC Minutes Page.
  • DWAC – Agenda 3/19/13
  • DWAC – Draft Minutes 9-19-12
  • Approved DWAC September 2012 Minutes
  • DWAC 2013 Calendar
  • DWAC Waiver Update March 2013
  • 2012 DMA Quality Strategy
3/26/13
Communication Bulletin #129 which includes the Community System Progress Report and Critical Measures at a Glance for the 2nd Quarter has been posted to the Communication Bulletin page.
3/26/13
An updated IPRS Audits Manual has been posted to the IPRS page.
3/25/13
An updated version of the 2nd Quarter Performance Contract report has been posted to the Reports page.
3/25/13
An updated index for the Communication Bulletins has been posted.
3/25/13
An updated index to the Implementation Updates has been posted.
3/21/13
Training materials that will be used in the webinar for LME/MCOs on Gold Star Provider Monitoring are posted on the Provider Monitoring page.
3/20/13
An article on Operation Medicine Drop and National Poison Prevention week has been posted to the Division News and Updates Page.
3/20/13
An updated Sample Client Contract has been posted to the DWI Forms Page.
3/18/13
The SFY 11-12 3rd quarter LME Complaint report has been posted to the reports page.
3/18/13
The agenda to the March 19th meeting of DWAC has been posted to the Calendar Page.
3/15/13
Due to internal approval processes, the Re-Basing Prevention Services application has been postponed for release on March 15, 2013. Further details to follow regarding release date.  All concerns should be directed to prevention.rebasing@dhhs.nc.gov.
3/14/13
An updated IVC list including Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at Franklin Regional Medical Center has been approved and posted.
3/14/13
Significant updates have been made to the Provider Monitoring page including updates to the DHHS Application Policy and Procedure Review Tool, DHHS Additional Services Review Tool, DHHS Non-Contract Provider Review Tool, DHHS Review Tools for Licensed Independent Practitioners and DHHS Review Tools for Initial and Routine Monitoring of Provider Agencies and the corresponding test tools. 
3/13/13
An IVC list updating the listing for St. Luke's Hospital to include all of NC and upstate SC has been posted to the IVC Page.
3/13/13
An updated DWAC Membership Roster has been posted to the DWAC Page.
3/12/13
The list for PRTF facilities has been updated.
3/6/13
An IVC list updating the listing for Holly Hill to reflect that the Child and Adolescent Unit serves ages 5-17 and that the Adult Unit serves ages 18+ has been posted.
3/6/13
THe minutes for the November MH/DD/SAS Commission Meeting have been posted.
3/5/13
THe 2nd Quarter Performance Contract report has been posted to the Reports page.
3/5/13
Memo to DHHS providers regarding the termination of Hewlett Packard's contract to provide fiscal agent and other services.
3/5/13
As part of continued progress toward the July launch of the new Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), the N.C. DHHS has issued notice to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services (HP) of termination of the North Carolina Medical Assistance Contract for Fiscal Agent and Related Services, effective July 7, 2013. 
2/28/13
The "Statewide Implementation of Gold Star Provider Monitoring" document has been updated and bookmarked to allow easy navigation from one section of the document to another.  The "Philosophical Framework" document has also been udpated. These documents can be found on the Provider Monitoring page.
2/28/13
An article about Traumatic Brain Injury Month has been posted to the web site.
2/27/13
An updated list of IVC designated facilities has been posted.
2/26/13
An updated LME-MCO Map has been posted to the LME Page.
2/19/13
An updated PRTF for Barium Springs Home for Children has been posted on the PRTF Page.
2/19/13
The Gold Star Provider Monitoring page has been updated with new information and forms.
2/18/13
The following resources have been posted to the DOJ Settlement Page: 2/1/13 Powerpoint Presentation; 2/15/13 Powerpoint Presentation and attachments
2/18/13
The agenda for the February 28th DMH/DD/SAS Commission meeting has been posted to the Commission page.
2/15/13
There is not a DWAC Committee Meeting in the month of February due to the transition period of DHHS, DMA, and DMH/DD/SAS. The next DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee meeting will be held March 19, 2013, Tuesday, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at the McKimmon Center, NCSU, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC.
2/15/13
DHHS's statement regarding the MeckLINK decision has been posted to the Updates Page.
2/15/13
Information on the 2013 DWI Audit has been posted to the Audit Page.
2/14/13
A revised In-Reach Function document and revised LME-MCO letters (Attachments D, E and F) have been posted to the DOJ Settlement Page
2/14/13
Transition Coordination Information and Transition Coordination Tools have been posted to the DOJ Settlement Page.
2/14/13
The SYNAR Report for 2012 has been posted to the reports page.
2/13/13
An updated Rules Committee roster has been posted to the Commission Membership Page.
2/12/13
Updated rosters of committees of the Commission of MH/DD/SAS have been posted to the Commission Membership Page.
2/11/13
Communication Bulletin #128 has been posted to the Communication Bulletin page.
2/8/13
The DWI Substance Abuse Services Report and Attachment has been posted to the General Assembly Reports Page.
2/6/13
An updated DMH/DD/SAS Staff Roster has been posted to the Commission Membership Page.
2/6/13
An updated Commission Roster has been posted to the Commission Membership Page.
2/6/13
An updated version of the sample Client Rights/Grievances Document has been posted to the DWI Forms Page.
2/4/13
Information about the DOJ Settlement has been added to the Division's website.
1/30/13
The updated Record Counts for Monthly CAP-MR/DD has been posted to the Record Counts Page.
1/30/13
An updated State CFAC membership list has been posted to the State CFAC page.
1/28/13
Implementation Update #100 has been posted to the Implementation Updates Page.
1/24/13
A new article regarding National Drug Facts Week has been posted.
1/22/13
An updated Topical Index has been posted to the Communications Bulletins Page.
1/17/13
Communication Bulletin #127 regarding Rebasing of Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG) Prevention 20% Set-aside Funds has been posted to the Communications Bulletin Page.
1/16/13
Dates for the upcoming Brain Injury Advisory Council Meetings have been posted to the TBI Page.
1/16/13
An updated CABHA certification list has been posted to the CABHA Page.
1/16/13
An updated version of the NC-TOPPS Quick Start Guide has been posted to the User Links Page.
1/16/13
A memo regarding training on modified techniques for NCI participants has been posted to the NCI page.
1/15/13
The minutes from the State CFAC September 13, 2012 meeting have been posted to the minutes page.
1/14/13
There is not a DWAC Committee Meeting in the month of January due to several meeting conflicts and transition work of a new administration.  The next DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee meeting will be held February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at the McKimmon Center, NCSU, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC.
1/7/13
A report on an act to ensure that the Behavioral Health Needs of Members of the Military, Veterans, and their Families are met was posted to the Reports to the General Assembly Page.
1/4/13
The Routine Personnel Review Tool and the Routine Compliance Safety Review Tool have been updated on the Provider Monitoring Page.
1/4/13
An updated CET map has been added to the Consumer Empowerment Team page.
1/3/13
The schedule for 2013 MHDDSAS Commission Meetings has been posted to the Commission Page.
1/3/13
The new CAP-MR/DD manual has been posted to the Manuals and CAP-MR/DD pages.
1/2/13
An updated Topical Index has been posted to the Communications Bulletins Page.

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