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Clozapine Virtual Learning Collaborative And Survey

Clozapine Virtual Learning Collaborative

On Monday, January 20, SMI Adviser is starting a Virtual Learning Collaborative on clozapine. This is an opportunity for psychiatrists and NPs to start prescribing clozapine or increase their clozapine skills and prescribing. Enrollment is limited and this will fill fast. Sign up is at:

Clozapine Survey

SMI Advisor needs your help in in defining best practices for delivery of clozapine. Effective use of clozapine requires that clinicians and patients be part of a clozapine system of care. These can take many forms. We would like to obtain information on the clozapine systems that are currently in use, to inform best practices for clozapine.

Please complete a survey about the systems within which you provide or manage clozapine: This survey is delivered by SMI Adviser. There will be a raffle for a a copy of The Clozapine Handbook in connection with the survey. If you have any trouble completing the survey, or questions, please contact Alex Young [email protected].

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IDD Providers – Assistance Needed with Scheduling Monitoring Visits

IDD providers: We need your help in scheduling the monitoring visits required for members receiving Innovations services. Each member’s assigned service consultant (care team member who monitors Innovations services) will be contacting you in the very near future to schedule regular monitoring visits. Please work with the service consultant to ensure these visits get scheduled.

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All Provider Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the January All Provider Meeting is now available to view. The meeting will take place on January 15 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm at Alliance’s Home Office (5200 West Paramount Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560).

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Webinar: State-funded Services Design Under Tailored Plans

NC DHHS will be hosting a webinar on Friday, January 24 from 10:00am-11:0oam that will walk stakeholders through aspects of State-funded Services design under Behavioral Health I/DD Tailored Plans detailed in the recently released “North Carolina’s Design for State-funded Services Under Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disability Tailored Plans,” including the delivery of State-funded behavioral health, I/DD, and TBI services, as well as the continuation of critical “local health functions” (functions focused on health prevention and promotion) under Behavioral Health I/DD Tailored Plans.

Registration is required.

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NCDHHS Bulletin: Payment for Interpreter Services

NCDHHS has released a bulletin ​with information for providers regarding the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)​​ and ​reasonable accommodations in order to provide equal access to services. Read the bulletin here.

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NC Medicaid Managed Care Training No Longer Current

Due to the delay in the launch of NC Medicaid Managed Care, some training materials provided on the Alliance website are no longer current. Learn more here.

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Training for Durham Behavioral Health Providers

Reconnect for Resilience training is being offered in Durham on February 13 and February 14. Reconnect for Resilience is a two-day training that is trauma-informed and resiliency-focused, and offers practical strategies for individuals, organizations, and whole communities to promote balance and wellbeing.  The training is being offered at no cost to participants. Durham County Behavioral Health providers and teachers in Durham County will be given priority.

Registration is required. Due to limited space and high demand, participants should consider their availability to attend both days before registering and notify Resources for Resilience if unable to attend.

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2020 NC Community Transitions Institute

In collaboration with its community partners, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project proudly announces the 6th Annual NC Community Transitions Institute. All Institute activities are organized to foster collaboration and networking among members. Applications are now being accepted. Deadline is Friday, February 14.

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All Provider Meeting

The next All Provider Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15 from 1:00p-3:00p at Alliance’s home office (5200 W. Paramount Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560).

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FDA Safety Alert: Gabapentinoids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that serious breathing difficulties may occur in patients using gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) or pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR) who have respiratory risk factors. Please review this alert for more details.