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Your Member Profile & More Web Info.

Updating your profile is the best way to make sure both NCPA staff and members can find you easily and connect with you. Also, if you are in our Find a Doctor Database, your profile information is used to help new patients find you. 

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NCPA News Archives

NCPA prints a quarterly newsletter titled NCPA News. See all the archived editions here.

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Membership Questions

The American Psychiatric Association and the NC Psychiatric Association have a dual membership requirement for General Members and Members-in-Training.  Members must join both organizations. We do our best to answer your questions about membership including dues relief, paying dues, awards, and more.

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Collaborative Care Education and Resource Guide

As of October 1, 2018, North Carolina primary care practices that provide collaborative care services can now bill Medicaid using the Psychiatric collaborative care management services codes (99492, 99493, 99494). 

This team-based care approach focuses on a new way to leverage psychiatrists and provide evidence-based management of behavioral health conditions in the primary care setting. In addition to improving access, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction, the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) has also shown a return on investment (ROI) of 6:1. The CoCM’s ability to help manage Medicaid costs for behavioral health conditions and complement the state’s approach to whole-person care (as outlined in the recent Medicaid Request for Proposal for managed care) make it an excellent option for North Carolina.

To date, the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Support and Alignment Network (SAN), part of CMS’ Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi), has trained over 150 North Carolina clinicians (127 psychiatrists; 29 primary care physicians) in collaborative care.

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What Psychiatrists Need to Know Archives

Each issue of the NCPA News print newsletter features a column, "What Psychiatrists Need to Know About..." The subject matter changes based on important updates and member concerns or questions. See all the archived columns here.

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North Carolina Health Information Exchange 

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In 2015, the General Assembly established the NC Health Information Exchange Authority (HIEA), commonly known as NC HealthConnex. The HIE is a secure and electronic network that gives authorized health care professionals the ability to access and share health-related information across the state. The goal is to improve health care quality, enhance patient safety, improve health incomes, and reduce overall health care costs.

This legislation requires providers to have EHR and be connected to the HIE in order to receive any funding from state dollars including Medicaid, NC HealthChoice, and the State Employee Health Plan. 

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