August Update

NCSCSW continues to monitor legislation that impacts Clinical Social Work through their association with the Professional Association Council (PAC). We continue to follow legislation attempts to consolidate occupational licensing boards. This effort is alive and well in North Carolina and is apparently a focus across the country as well. We will keep our members posted on developments and will let you know of opportunities to give feedback to legislators

Two representatives from Alliance Behavioral Health presented at the August PAC meeting on how best to help Licensed Independent Practitioners (LIPs) successfully complete Medicaid monitoring. Alliance has developed many helpful resources to assist LIPs in their monitoring efforts, including sample policies and forms, videos on various areas of monitoring, links to valuable resources including Clinical Policy 8C, etc. These resources link to the NC DHHS website and will likely be applicable for other LME/MCO areas as well.

Providers can find these helpful resources on Alliance Behavioral Health's website at this link http://www.alliancebhc.org/guidance-resources-licensed-independent-practitioners-lips/ . From the Alliance website, under Providers, hover over Providers and go down to "Guidance and Resources for Licensed Independent Practitioners (LIPs)