August 11, 2016

Attention SAIOP and SACOT Providers:

Partners Behavioral Health Management (Partners) has initiated a post payment review process and will select a sample of Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) and Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT) records for audit. All SAIOP and SACOT Providers who have a contract with Partners and are actively providing one or both services will be notified to send specific clinical documentation from a limited number of consumer records.

Each Provider agency will be contacted through secure email with a formal request providing details of the clinical documents selected and how they are to be sent. Partners will contact the Clinical Director or Health Information Manager at each provider agency. The Provider will have ten business days to provide the selected documentation to Partners.

If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Meriac, Specialty Review Unit, at 704-884-2571 or email to