Partners is continuously recruiting providers to deliver the following services. If you are interested in providing one or more of these services in the Partners’ Network, please email providers@partnersbhm.org.

County of Need
Service Requirements/NC License Burke Catawba Cleveland Gaston Iredell Lincoln Surry Yadkin
Adaptive Behavior Treatment (ABT) Applied Behavior Analysis-Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Or
Credentials as required by the specific Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) used
x x x x x x x x
Bilingual Therapists Spanish x x x x x x x x
Bilingual Therapists Hmong x x x
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Certificate for 20 hours of Emdria approved Basic Training in EMDR Therapy. Providers must use A Collaborative Outcomes Resource Network (ACORN) for outcomes. x x x x x x x x
Forensic Evaluators NC Licensed Clinicians with NC Forensic Certification x x x x x x
MDEs-Multidisciplinary Evaluators Providers must demonstrate the ability to provide all needed components of the evaluation by licensed professionals; including, medical by an MD or psychiatrist; social work by a LCSW; and psychological by a PhD or MA Level Psychologist signed off by a PhD depending on the required testing. x x x x x x
Medication Management Physician/Psychiatrist, Physician Assistants, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner x x
Medication Assisted Treatment Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA- approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. x x x x x x x x
Psychological Testing Psychologist PhD x x x x x x
Psychologist Testing Psychologist LPA x x x x x x x
Residential Treatment Level III Serving females x x x x x x x x
Residential Treatment Level III Serving sexually aggressive youth x x x x x x x x
Residential Treatment Level III Serving consumers IQ range starting at 60 x x x x x x x x
Residential Treatment Level III Specializing in autism x x x x x x x x
Residential Treatment Level III Providing Substance Use Disorder Treatment x x x x x x x x
SACOT-Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment NC Licensure x x x x x x x
Specialized Consultative Services Psychologist PhD x x x x x x
Specialized Consultative Services Psychologist LPA x x x x x x x
Specialized Consultative Services Board Certified Behavior Analyst-BCBA x x x
Specialized Consultative Services Occupational Therapist x x x x x x
Specialized Consultative Services Physical Therapist x x x x x x x x
Specialized Consultative Services Speech Therapist x x x x x
Specialized Consultative Services Recreational Therapist x x
Specialized Consultative Services Nutritional Therapist x x
Service: Description:
Adaptive Behavior Treatment
  • WHAT: ABT addresses significant deficits in functioning or significant behavioral issues due to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some individuals with this diagnosis will require increased services due to socially significant impairments across multiple areas of functioning and others will require more narrowly targeted interventions for specific problematic behaviors or deficits.
  • WHO: Children 21 or under with Medicaid. Established DSM-5 diagnosis of ASD. Authorized under EPSDT (Early Periodic, Screening, and Diagnostic Treatment)
  • HOW: Encompasses many evidenced based practices (EBP), including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and other Research Based Outpatient Treatment Models.
Bilingual Therapists Partners is searching for bilingual therapists for every county in the catchment area. The primary need is for Spanish and Hmong speaking therapists.
EMDR Partners is building capacity for this service throughout the catchment area. NC Licensed Practitioners who have completed 20 hours of Emdria approved Basic Training for EMDR Therapy are eligible to apply to provide this service in the Partners Network. Emdria definition of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy-“EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition, successful outcomes are well-documented in the literature for EMDR treatment of other psychiatric disorders, mental health problems, and somatic symptoms. The model on which EMDR is based, Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), posits that much of psychopathology is due to the maladaptive encoding of and/or incomplete processing of traumatic or disturbing adverse life experiences. This impairs the client’s ability to integrate these experiences in an adaptive manner. The eight-phase, three-pronged process of EMDR facilitates the resumption of normal information processing and integration. This treatment approach, which targets past experience, current triggers, and future potential challenges, results in the alleviation of presenting symptoms, a decrease or elimination of distress from the disturbing memory, improved view of the self, relief from bodily disturbance, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers.” http://emdria.site-ym.com/
Forensic Evaluations Forensic Evaluators approved under the rules of the Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse services may be appointed by the court to examine defendants and submit written reports describing the present state of the defendant’s mental health. The evaluation is to determine if a defendant has the capacity to proceed to trial, needs further treatment or further evaluation. Evaluation results are submitted through reports which are admissible at court hearings. The forensic evaluator would be expected to attend and participate in any court hearings, as requested by the court. Reports are to contain a treatment recommendation, if any, and an opinion as to whether the defendant has or will gain the capacity to proceed to trial.
Providers of forensic evaluations must have the capacity to respond to requests for services in a timely manner, adhere to reporting timelines, and be able to deliver services in a location accessible to the consumer. Accessible locations may include jails, community organizations or behavioral health care offices. NC Licensed Practitioners must be certified by the state of North Carolina as a Certified Forensic Evaluator to provide this service.
Medication Management
Multidisciplinary Evaluations Multidisciplinary Evaluations (MDE) contain current medical, psychological, and social work evaluations. These evaluations are ordered by the court to assist in determining an individual’s capacity and what type, if any, guardianship plan may be appropriate. They may also include professional evaluations from other disciplines such as, but not limited to, vocational, occupational, educational, speech and hearing.
Providers of multidisciplinary evaluations must have the capacity to respond to requests for services in a timely manner and adhere to reporting timelines. An evaluator may, on occasion, be asked to complete an evaluation in a community location such as a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility. The existing rate would include travel to these locations. Providers must demonstrate the ability to provide all needed components of the evaluation by licensed professionals; including, medical by an MD or psychiatrist; social work by a LCSW; and psychological by a PhD or MA Level Psychologist signed off by a PhD depending on the required testing.
Psychological Testing Partners is seeking LPAs and PHDs for Psychological Evaluations.  LPAs who can bill Medicaid are preferred.  PHDs who can bill Medicare and Medicaid are preferred.  Partners needs both types of clinicians in each of its 8 counties.  Evaluations can be office based, but clinicians may need to travel to accommodate consumers needs.   Partners has developed new guidelines / expectations for psychological evaluations.  Some of these expectations include:
1) full scale IQ
2) adaptive functioning in three or more domains
3) recommendations for services to support individual needs
Residential Treatment Level III Partners is looking for providers of Residential Treatment Level III that specialize in services to specific populations. These populations are females, sexually aggressive youth, autism, substance use disorders and consumers with IQ range starting at 60. As described in DMA Clinical Coverage Policy 8 D-2, “Residential Treatment Level III service is responsive to the need for intensive, active therapeutic intervention, which requires a staff secure treatment setting in order to be successfully implemented. This setting has a higher level of consultative and direct service from psychologists, psychiatrists, medical professionals, etc… Treatment is provided in a structured program setting and staff is present and available at all times of the day, including overnight awake.”
SACOT As described in DMA CCP 8A the “SACOT Program is a service emphasizing:
a. reduction in use of substances or continued abstinence;
b. the negative consequences of substance use;
c. development of social support network and necessary lifestyle changes;
d. educational skills;
e. vocational skills leading to work activity by reducing substance use as a barrier to employment;
f. social and interpersonal skills;
g. improved family functioning;
h. the understanding of addictive disease; and
i. the continued commitment to a recovery and maintenance program.”
To provide this service an organization must have, at minimum, a 3 consecutive year history of providing Medicaid enrolled Substance Abuse Treatment services.
Special Consultation Services The organization/clinician providing Specialized Consultation Services must have the capacity to respond to requests for services in a timely manner, have access to required testing materials, deliver services in a location accessible to the consumer and be able to follow Medicare/Medicaid protocols if direct enrolled based on the consumer’s funding source. To provide this service an organization/clinician must have, at minimum, a 3 consecutive year history of providing services relevant to the licensure required to provide this service (Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Occupational, Physical, Speech, Recreational, or Nutritional Therapist).

If you are interested in providing the above services in the Partners’ Network, please email providers@partnersbhm.org.