Issued April 21, 2017

Free Webinar: Medical Management in Autism Spectrum Disorder, April 26, 2017

Date and Time: April 26, 2017, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Description: This webinar, hosted by the University of South Florida and the Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health, provides an overview of common medical comorbidities in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), such as seizures and gastrointestinal problems, with an emphasis on recognition and coordination of care. The potential contribution of physical symptoms to behavioral changes in children with minimal functional communication will also be discussed. Finally, the updated 2017 Psychotropic Medication Recommendations for ASD and Intellectual Disability will be discussed.
Speaker: Laura Politte, MD
To register, visit
View the flyer

Medicaid Enrollment of New Behavioral Health Providers in NCTracks: Email Address for Questions Now Available

On March 16, 2017, the Division of Medical Assistance and Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Use Services issued Joint Communication Bulletin #J240–Medicaid Enrollment of New Behavioral Health Providers in NCTracks. Effective July 1, 2017, Medicaid behavioral health providers requesting an initial enrollment through LME-MCOs must be directed to NCTracks. LME-MCOs will no longer enroll these Medicaid providers and transfer enrollment information through the Provider Upload process. Providers are urged to review Joint Communication Bulletin #J240–Medicaid Enrollment of New Behavioral Health Providers in NCTracks for details about this change.

For questions about this bulletin, please contact DMA Provider Services at 919-855-4050. To view this, and other Joint Communication Bulletins, please visit

Listening Session/Public Forum—NCI

The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services is releasing NCI to public domain and providing information of the process. In addition, we are seeking questions from providers using a restrictive intervention, from LME-MCOs, consumers, and other interested stakeholders. During the forums, the transition process will be explained in detail. For additional information, please contact LaToya Onque at 919-715-2076 or email at

Sessions are scheduled:

Date and Time: May 2, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
Location: North Asheville Library
1030 Merrimom Avenue
Asheville, NC

Date and Time: May 9, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
Location: Pitt County Agriculture Center
403 Government Circle
Greenville, NC, 27834

Date and Time: May 11, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
Location: Creedmoor Baptist Church
6001 Creedmoor Rd.
Raleigh, NC, 27612