RFP #1022-001 Trauma Intensive Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (TiCCA) NC Medicaid Children and Youth Services (Cabarrus County)

Effective February 1, 2013, Partners Behavioral Health Management (Partners) began operation as a Managed Care Organization (MCO) under the Medicaid 1915(b)(c) Waivers. Partners has a service area that reaches from the Virginia border in Surry County to the South Carolina border in Gaston and Cleveland counties. Partners is responsible for managing county, state and Medicaid-funded mental health, intellectual/developmental disability and substance abuse services. As a single point of accountability for all public funding for behavioral health care, Partners authorizes the utilization and payment of services for citizens in the 14-county catchment area. Managed Care Organizations in North Carolina, including Partners, are charged with improving access and the quality of services, empowering consumers and improving outcomes of individuals served.

Partners has full accreditation as a Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization by NCQA, an accreditation body that certifies health care and health plan-related organizations. With representatives from each of its participating counties, a board of directors governs the organization.

Partners is initiating this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit responses from appropriately qualified organizations to provide youth (ages 4 years of age and older) entering foster care a standardized, trauma and evidence-informed assessment to ensure an appropriate diagnosis leading to proper service provisions with the goal of improving child and family outcomes.

Organizations approved to provide Trauma Intensive Comprehensive Clinical Assessment

services will adhere to all relevant NC Division of Medical Assistance Clinical Coverage Policies, NC Department of Health and Human Services Service Definitions, Partners requirements, and any other related laws and regulations.

Complete information on the Request for Proposal use the following links:





ROI #0822-001 Emergency Transitional Residential Intervention

Registration of Interest (ROI) – Emergency Transitional Residential Intervention

Partners is initiating this Registration of Interest (ROI) to solicit responses from appropriately qualified organizations to provide Residential Level II, Family/Program Type services to enrollees who are eligible due to a mental health, intellectual or development disability or substance use disorder.  This ROI is specifically to identify Partners’ Network Providers interested in and qualified to provide Emergency Transitional Residential Intervention with a license for Residential Level II, Family/Program Type.

The ROI purpose is to identify qualified MH/SU behavioral health providers interested and willing to provide Emergency Transitional Residential Intervention services located in Forsyth County.

Emergency Transitional Residential Intervention (RI) is a residential treatment – Level II/Family/Program Type that provides structure, therapeutic, and supervised environment for youth who are experiencing a crisis, however, do not meet the imminent danger to self or others threshold and can be diverted from an emergency department visit or inpatient hospitalization short term while a sound long term plan is formulated and executed. Crisis is characterized as serious conflict in current environment, adding to emotional dysregulation, requiring removal to allow de- escalation and re- evaluation/assessment and further development of the crisis plan as needed. This service is intended to support the youth in a safe and healthy environment, prevent abuse and neglect, and provide short term treatment during a time of transition.

Complete information on the Registration of Interest can be found below:

ROI 0822-001 ETRI Description

ROI 0822-001 In Lieu of Service Definition – ETRI

Click on the following link to apply: https://www.cognitoforms.com/PartnersBehavioralHealthManagement2/ROI0822001EmergencyTransitionalResidentialInterventionForsythCounty

All responses should be submitted electronically at the ROI link by September 16, 2022.

Issuance of an RFI, ROI, or RFP does not guarantee a financial award, nor does it indicate a commitment on the part of the issuer to pursue further contractual relationship.

Registration of Interest #1020-001: NC Medicaid Children and Youth Services, Burke and Rutherford Counties

This Registration of Interest will be used to identify appropriately qualified organizations providing will be used to identify any MH/SU Providers interested in and qualified to participate in trauma initiatives in Burke and Rutherford counties. Partners is specifically seeking mental health provider agencies and/or Department of Social Services agencies with clinical teams willing to have their clinical staff (up to five clinicians and one clinical team lead) trained and certified, as well as, maintain certification in order to participate in the project. Certification is awarded by Benchmarks after the designated clinical team leader and clinical team complete the required three-day training and demonstrate competence in the required modalities. Each clinical team will be trained in the use of the assessment, the impact of trauma, how to utilize the standardized measures and the Trauma-intensive Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (TiCCA) template. Clinicians that demonstrate proficiency through North Carolina’s Child Treatment Program (NC CTP) rostering or through their professional license will be exempt from some aspects of clinical training. Clinical team leaders will receive additional training in facilitative administration including operational components. Completion of the training, in addition to ongoing fidelity monitoring, will deem a clinician as certified.

Please refer to the Submission Information for the complete ROI and associated forms.

Responses to Registration of Interest #1020-001 Due December 31, 2020 by 5:00 PM

Please note that issuance of an ROI, RFI or RFP does not guarantee a financial award, nor does it indicate a commitment on the part of the issuer to pursue further contractual relationship.

Please follow the directions below in order to successfully submit your ROI:

Request for Proposals #1120-001: NC Medicaid Residential Service for Children (ages 9-12) with Complex Needs

Partners is initiating a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify current network providers interested in and qualified to provide NC Medicaid Residential Services for Children (Ages 9-21) with Complex Needs in accordance with the guidelines below:

A. One (4 bed) .5600 B Licensed Group Home:

  1. This group home would be co-ed and serve children, ages 9-21, with dual diagnoses of intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health (MH) or substance use disorder (SUD). Diagnosis can include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Clinical Coverage Policy 8-D2 would be followed. Funding sources include regular Medicaid B under an In-Lieu-Of Service Definition. The location must be within Partners’ catchment area and the home must be open for services on or before January 4, 2021. There may be potential for more than one home for which this RFP will be used at a later date.
  2. This service includes provision to children eligible under the criteria for Children with Complex Needs. Eligibility criteria includes the following:
    a. Medicaid eligible children ages 9 and under 21; and
    b. Who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability (including I/DD and/or ASD) and a mental health disorder; and
    c. Who are at risk of not being able to return to or maintain placement in a community setting; and
    d. Has a history of mental health and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities diagnoses or treatment AND one or more of the following risk factors will include the following:
    • The child is exhibiting behaviors that are a danger to self or others at this time; and/or
    • Has been expelled or is at risk of expulsion from school due to disruptive or dangerous behaviors; and/or
    • Has experienced incidents for crisis such as frequent emergency department visits, out of home placements, involvement with criminal justice system, or involuntary commitments.

If you are interested in being considered for provision of these services with Partners, you or a representative from your agency must register and attend the virtual Mandatory Provider Meeting to be held on Friday, October 30, 2020, from 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom.

Click here to register for the Mandatory Provider Meeting (Bidders’ Roundtable Discussion). Registration will close on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

RFP #1120-001 Timeline:

  • Mandatory Provider Meeting, Bidders’ Roundtable Discussion: October 30, 2020, 2-3:30 p.m. (Click here to register)
  • RFP #1120-001 Release Date: November 6, 2020
  • RFP #1120-001 Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020

Please direct all questions to Lisa Jordan, ljordan@partnersbhm.org

Files associated with this RFP:

Submission Process: Electronically submit the Provider Narrative with Attestation, the Budget Form and any additional documentation to Lisa Jordan, ljordan@partnersbhm.org, by 5 p.m., Nov. 30, 2020.

Questions: Email Lisa Jordan at ljordan@partnersbhm.org