Issued:  January 30, 2017

In collaboration with the Center for Child and Family Health, Partners is seeking in-network child and adolescent outpatient providers to participate in a learning collaborative pertaining to Comprehensive Trauma Informed Assessments. The learning collaborative will be facilitated by the Center for Child and Family Health.  Partners has received grant funding to provide this opportunity free-of-charge to selected provider agencies.

The Learning Collaborative will include the following elements:

  • Face-to-Face Training
  • Ongoing clinician consultation
  • Ongoing supervisor consultation
  • Metrics collection and reporting
  • Session review (video/ audio)

There are two steps to the selection process:

STEP 1: Partners will select provider agencies through a process in order to send clinicians free of charge to be trained in the Comprehensive Trauma Informed Assessment. Interested providers should prepare a written response to the questions below and submit it to Lynne Grey via email at no later than Friday, February 9, 2019, at 5 p.m. Responses to the questions should be no more than two pages in length.

  1. Briefly list services and describe models of service provided to youth involved with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice within Partners counties.
  2. Please list all locations within North Carolina where your agency delivers outpatient therapy to children and adolescents.
  3. Provide a list of the collaboratives your agency has participated in along with the subject of the learning collaborative. What entity facilitated the collaborative?
  4. Please list the names of the rostered clinicians your organization has supported in learning collaboratives.
  5. From an agency perspective please address the barriers you see to participation to the collaboratives, and how your agency organizes itself to support the activities of the collaborative.
  6. Describe your expected outcomes for comprehensive trauma informed clinical assessments.
  7. Describe the elements your agency would expect to see in a Comprehensive Trauma Informed Assessment.
  8. Please submit names of your agency leadership team including clinical leadership. Please detail length of time each person has been with your organization.

STEP 2:  Individual clinicians are selected through an application process developed by the Center for Child and Family Health.  Partners will release the application link to selected providers at a later date.

Partners intends to have trained agency providers in all areas of the catchment.  During early FY2019, Partners will be working to establish a Medicaid Rate and a Scope of Work for selected participants.

An information session facilitated by the Center for Child and Family Health via webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  Partners will share registration details once they are available.

Please note that all providers and organizations considered for this opportunity must be in good standing with all applicable oversight entities and continuously meet Good Standing criteria while a member of the Network. This means that the provider or applicant:

(I) is in compliance with the standards and requirements of all applicable oversight entities;

(II) has submitted all required documents, payments and fees to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the N.C. Department of Revenue, N.C. Secretary of State (if applicable), the N.C. Department of Labor, and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services;

(III) has not filed for or is not currently in Bankruptcy; and

(IV) has not had any sanctions imposed against it, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Any LME/MCO: Contract Termination for Cause related to services being provided or requested to provide, Unresolved Overpayment.
  • Division of Health Benefits (formerly DMA): Contract Terminationfor Cause related to services being provided or requested to provide, Payment Suspension, Prepayment Review within the past 2 years, Outstanding Overpayment.
  • DMH/DD/SAS: Revocation, Unresolved Plan of Correction.
  • DHSR: Unresolved Type A or B penalty under Article 3, Active Suspension of Admissions, Active Summary Suspension, Current Intent to Revoke, Active Notice of Revocation or Revocation in Effec
  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service/N.C. Department of Revenue: Unresolved tax or payroll liabilitie
  • N.C. Department of Labor: Unresolved payroll liabilities.
  • N.C. Secretary of State: Revocation of Authority, Revenue Suspensio
  • Sanctions issued by Boards of Licensure or Certification for the applicable Scope of Practic
  • Current or pending sanctions issued by Provider’s Selected Accrediting Body.

Providers and applicants are required to disclose any pending or final sanctions under the Medicare or Medicaid programs including paybacks, lawsuits, insurance claims or payouts, and disciplinary actions of the applicable licensure boards or adverse actions by regulatory agencies within the past five years or now pending. The provider’s or applicant’s owner(s) and managing employee(s) may not previously have been the owners or managing employees of a provider which had its participation in any State’s Medicaid program or the Medicare program involuntarily terminated for any reason or owes an outstanding overpayment to an LME/MCO or an outstanding final overpayment to DHHS.

For purposes of this procedure, Partners considers an action of DHHS, including its divisions and LME/MCOs to be final upon notification to the provider, unless such action is under appeal. For actions by DHHS or LME/MCO under appeal, Partners may, in its discretion, pend its award or enrollment for up to 90 days to allow for a final resolution or final decision by the NC OAH. If no final decision is rendered in that time period, then the provider or applicant is deemed not in Good Standing.