Member Resources

The NCPA is working harder than ever to bring our members the most important, relevant, and up-to-date information and getting it to you through our emails and this webpage, which is continuously being updated.

These are unprecedented times. The NCPA remains committed to each of our nearly 1,000 members and we are here to assist you in any way we can. Thank you for your continued support. 


NCPA News Archives Membership Questions No Surprises Act
NC Health Information Exchange Collaborative Care Guide Medicaid Transformation
Supervision Toolkit Medicare Resources PDL Resources
Practice Management Resources Medicaid Resources DSM-5 & ICD-10

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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No Surprises Act 

We want to call your attention to a new federal regulation that went in to effect January 1, 2022. This rule will require psychiatrists and other health care providers to give a “good faith estimate” (GFE) to a patient of what their services will cost and how long they may last.  While this policy is part of most informed consent forms, signed by the patient already, it is prudent to review what the GFE is more formally requesting psychiatrists include in their information to the patient about the course of their treatment. The main difference about past practices and the GFE is that it applies to private pay patients as well as insured patients and uninsured patients.

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NC Health Information Exchange

If you treat patients insured by the State Health Plan, NC Medicaid, and/or NC Health Choice, you have until January 1, 2023 to take action. You will need to sign a participation agreement with the NCHIE, stating that you are working to adopt an electronic health record or other vehicle to deliver basic information to the HIE. It will likely take years for the NCHIE/HealthConnex to work on actual connections for individual physician practices. If you are close to retirement, there is a one-year waiver available.

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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). Click here to view this announcement in an NC Medicaid Bulletin from September 2018.

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  make it an excellent option for North Carolina.

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