Issued:  January 10, 2019

For Integrated Care Providers – Brief Outpatient Therapy Service Codes

Partners Behavioral Health Management values the Integrated Care Model and is highly supportive of our network providers who embrace Whole Person Care to meet the behavioral and physical needs of our communities.  Clinical Coverage Policy 8-C allows for Brief Outpatient Therapy towards the completion of Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA).  Integrated Care Providers operating both Behavioral Health Clinics and Primary Care Clinics at the same site/location are able to use up to six sessions of Brief Outpatient Therapy prior to completion of Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA).

The following are Brief Outpatient Therapy service codes that can be utilized in Integrated Care settings:

  • 90791 BT – Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation (No Medical Services)
  • 90832 BT – Psychotherapy – 30 Minutes Brief
  • 90834 BT – Psychotherapy – 45 Minutes Brief
  • 90837 BT – Psychotherapy – 60 Minutes Brief

If you have any questions, please contact your Account Specialist.

For All Providers – Provider Compliance Survey

Partners’ Regulatory Compliance External Training Compliance and Awareness Sub-Committee wants to know how we can help you ensure that your organization has sound business and clinical compliance efforts. Partners asks that you complete our brief survey (click here)  so we can use the information you share to develop training opportunities focusing on needed areas, and in the format most convenient to you. The survey will close on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.  Thank you for your assistance!

For NC Innovations Providers: Core Competency Environmental Scan Survey

The following information was published in a Provider Alert on Dec. 4, 2019 at the request of NC Medicaid, Division of Health Benefits.

On November 1, 2016, North Carolina Medicaid required competencies for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) providing Innovations Waiver Community Living and Supports in its Clinical Coverage Policy 8P (, which indicated professional or core competencies were to be implemented by Nov. 1, 2018. DMA and DMH/DD/SAS are working collaboratively with the LME-MCOs to put in place the next steps to implement competency-based training for DSPs and supervisors serving individuals in the North Carolina Innovations waiver. Your organizations are a very important part of this process.

Below is a link to a survey regarding current training practices among Innovations Waiver provider organizations and Employer of Record. Your feedback will help to inform the process of core competency implementation. Only one survey is requested per corporate site.

Click here to access the survey, or visit The survey closes on Jan. 18, 2019.

Questions regarding this effort and links to relevant Core Competency information and resources may be directed to