Medicaid Bulletin

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #136: NC Medicaid Receives Approval for Expanded Flexibilities for Home and Community Services - NC Innovations Waiver

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

NC Medicaid has received federal approval of additional flexibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic for the NC Innovations Waiver, for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Behavioral Health Policy Update

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Amended policies will post to the NC Medicaid Clinical Coverage Policies website with an effective date of Oct. 1, 2020. 

Behavioral Health I/DD Tailored Plan Memo on State-Funded Services Design Updates

Thursday, August 20, 2020

A memo regarding North Carolina’s Design for State-Funded Services Under Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disability Tailored Plans white paper has been released.

Changes to 42 CFR Part 2

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

On July 15, 2020, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finalized modifications to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations, 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”). Modifications to Part 2 will be effective Aug. 14, 2020.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #108: Behavioral Health Services: Guidance on Re-certification and Certification Requirements for CPR/First Aid and Restrictive Interventions

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NC Medicaid, in partnership with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, is offering the following guidance to providers, instructors, and staff regarding restrictive interventions and CPR/First Aid. This is applicable to mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorder services, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #105: NC Medicaid Receives Approval for Expanded Flexibilities for Home and Community Services - NC Innovations and NC TBI Waivers

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NC Medicaid has received federal approval of additional flexibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic for the NC Innovations and NC Traumatic Brain Injury waivers.

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #97: Webinar Update for Behavioral Health and I/DD Providers

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Panelists will present a structured PowerPoint presentation focused on Appendix K and Retention Payments for the Innovations Waiver on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 3 p.m.

Tailored Care Management Update

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

In December 2019, DHHS released the draft Tailored Care Management Provider Manual and application questions for providers interested in becoming Advanced Medical Home Plus practices or Care Management Agencies. The Department received many thoughtful comments on the draft Provider Manual and has made several updates. 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #76: Telehealth and Virtual Patient Communications Clinical Policy Modifications - Behavioral Health Service Flexibilities – (b)(3) Services

Friday, May 1, 2020

Effective April 30, 2020, NC Medicaid in partnership with the DHHS Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS), is temporarily modifying its Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) Clinical Coverage Policies to better enable the delivery of care to NC Medicaid, NC Health Choice and State-funded individuals in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #75: Telehealth and Virtual Patient Communications Clinical Policy Modifications - Behavioral Health Service Flexibilities – Innovations and TBI Waivers Appendix K and Developmental Disability State Funded Benefit Plans

Friday, May 1, 2020

Effective April 30, 2020, NC Medicaid in partnership with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS), is temporarily modifying its Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) Clinical Coverage Policies to better enable the delivery of care to NC Medicaid, NC Health Choice and State-funded individuals in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Subscribe to Medicaid Bulletins Updates

Medicaid Bulletin Monthly Digest

Medicaid Bulletin Archive

Articles beginning January 2018 are available in the blog format.

Associated Files