AN ACT RELATING TO CRITICAL ACCESS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AGENCIES. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 6/13/12 and 7/2/12. Enacted July 12, 2012. Effective July 12, 2012.
Bill Summaries: S525 CRITICAL ACCESS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AGENCIES (NEW).
Summary date: Jul 17 2012 - View Summary
Summary date: Jul 2 2012 - View Summary
Conference report recommends the following changes to 3rd edition to reconcile matters in controversy.
Requires each Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency to provide at a minimum clinical assessment, medication management, outpatient therapy, and at least two of the listed services within an age and disability-specific continuum (previously required provision in the same LME-MCO network region as well).
Summary date: Jun 13 2012 - View Summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Deletes all provisions in the previous edition and replaces with AN ACT RELATING TO CRITICAL ACCESS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AGENCIES. Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to verify that Critical Access Behavioral Health Agencies (CABHAs) are the only providers of these Medicaid services: (1) Community Support Team; (2) Intensive In-Home; and (3) Child and Adolescent Day Treatment, to be provided according to specified state and federal guidelines. Requires each CABHA to provide certain services in the same LME-MCO network region, as detailed. Sets out staffing requirements for CABHAs.
Summary date: May 12 2011 - View Summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes all provisions of previous edition except the provision stating General Assembly findings and the provision requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to allow private sector development of an Internet-based data archive for provider records. Adds that the data warehouse will not store consumer records. Establishes within the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Service, or upon authorization of the Legislative Research Commission, an 18 member Task Force to review and recommend a resolution to the duplicative regulatory oversight of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) services provided, regulated, or licensed under GS Chapter 122C or 131D, other than GS 131D-6 and Article 2 of GS Chapter 131D. Details the Task Force’s membership, meeting timeline, duties, updating and reporting requirements, and directs the Task Force to develop legislative recommendations to accomplish specified directives by April 2012. Directs DHHS, effective January 1, 2012, to modify and consolidate LME endorsement, the Frequency and Extent of Monitoring Tool, and the Provider Monitoring Tool. Directs the Secretary to prepare a rate-setting memorandum for every change or adjustment made by DHHS in service definition, policy, rule, or provider requirements that impacts services provided in accordance with this act. Directs the Secretary to dissolve North Carolina Treatment Outcomes Program Performance System Advisory Committee, and requires the Secretary to establish a task force to study the North Carolina Treatment Outcomes Program Performance System by August 1, 2011. Directs the Secretary to annually review policy updates made by specified accrediting bodies and to take the actions necessary to ensure that DHHS policy or procedural requirements do not duplicate the updated accreditation standards. Makes a conforming change to the bill title.
Summary date: Apr 6 2011 - View Summary
Identical to H 618, filed 4/5/11.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to establish a task force to look for redundancies and review items as to service provider monitoring that are not value added by August 1, 2011, and streamline duplication by December 31, 2011. Requires the Secretary to create a regulatory body for oversight review for service providers to reduce duplication by May 1, 2012. Enacts new GS 143B-139.6C directing the Secretary to review laws, rules, and procedures of its departmental divisions for complaints against providers and to coordinate their activities and eliminate redundancies. Requires notice to service providers when a complaint is received. Provides that a service provider will not be deemed in violation of a rule if its interpretation is in conflict within the divisions until the conflict has been resolved and the provider is informed of the decision. Directs the Division of Medical Assistance to remove the requirement for annual reenrollment by September 1, 2011, maintaining enrollment until the enrollment number has not been utilized for six consecutive months. Mandates data sharing from the Incident Response Improvement System. Requires the Secretary to establish a task force to study the North Carolina Treatment Outcomes Program Performance System. Requires the Secretary to allow private sector development of an Internet-based data archive for provider records.