Issued:  October 25, 2019

Providers:  Information Requested by October 31, 2019 

Partners requests that providers complete a brief survey by October 31 to assist in the completion of Annual Performance Reviews (APR)Per Partners Provider Operations Manual criteria and our monitoring responsibilities, account specialists complete an APR for all contracted providers. Completed APR results are reviewed by the Network Management Committee.  A score of 75% on the APR is required, and anything lower could result in a formal plan of correction or termination of contract.   

A portion of each provider’s APR score contains provider reported data. The link below contains a very brief survey with questions that will be used to complete APRs. 

Partners asks providers to complete this survey no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019. If you have any questions or issues with the survey, please contact Lisa Jordan by emailing 

Continuing Education Requirements for Nurse Practitioners without PMHNP certification 

Effective October 162020, Partners’ Credentialing Committee will require Nurse Practitioners without the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification to have completed 10 hours of the total 20 hours of continuing education (CEUs) required by Joint Communication Bulletin #J253 face to face/in person. Prior to the effective date, Partners will continue to review all CEUs in the required J253 categories (psychiatric physiology, diagnosis, and psychopharmacology) regardless of how they were completed. Please document how you participated (example: online, face to face, webinar, etc..) on your CEUs.  

The effective date is being set a year in advance, and this communication is being sent at this time in order to ensure that providers have time to obtain face to face CEUs in the coming year. CEUs reviewed prior to the October 16, 2020 effective date will still be accepted regardless of whether or not they were earned face to face/in person. After that date, 10 of the 20 required CEUs must have been earned via face to face/inperson training.   

Partners recommends no more than 24 hours of training in a 24-hour period without submitting justification. 

Partners Credentialing Committee will only accept CEUs in psychiatric physiology, diagnosis and psychopharmacology approved by ANCC/ACCME. Please do not submit CEUs that do not pertain to these required areas. If an applicant is enrolled in a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification program, please submit the transcripts with the application. 

If you have questions, please email or call Partners’ Credentialing Line at 704-842-6483.