Member benefits

Member benefits

What the NC Providers Council does for our members:

  • Members represent an established, statewide community of successful provider organizations that benefit from access to the General Assembly and guidance from the business and clinical expertise of the elected Board members who are also vested Association members.
  • Members benefit from strategic affiliations with State government officials and LME/MCOs.
  • Members meet year-round on focused Committees to inform the policy agenda for: Regulatory and Business Practices; Mental Health and Substance Use services; and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities services. Providers Council Committees often invite DHHS officials to meetings to promote State accountability and oversight and to give members an opportunity for constructive dialogue in an informal setting.
  • Members collaborate to promote positive legislative and policy changes for providers and the people who we support.
  • The Providers Council helps agencies prepare for success in the North Carolina Medicaid Transformation.
  • The Providers Council informs members about the ever-changing landscape within the context of federal and State requirements and public policy via 1) weekly Congressional and State legislative newsletter updates; and 2) bi-weekly CMS, NC DHHS, and LME/MCO newsletter updates.
  • The Providers Council hosts a statewide, annual conference that features national health policy experts, State DHHS officials, and fellow behavioral health practitioners and administrators.
  • The Providers Council is an Association member of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), which is a national, nonprofit trade association representing private community providers of services to people with disabilities. ANCOR lobbies Congress and keeps State representatives informed about model legislative and programmatic approaches to industry issues across the country. NCPC newsletters include that insight.
  • Providers Council Executive, Board, and Committee leadership analyzes the potential impact of proposed system changes on provider members and the people who we support.
  • Providers Council Executive, Board, and Committee leadership articulates and proposes solution-oriented recommendations to LME/MCO executives, NC DHHS officials, and General Assembly Members.
  • The Providers Council advocates for business practices and reimbursement rates that: yield adequate staffing resources; promote positive health outcomes for beneficiaries; and hold LMEs and providers to quality standards that can be implemented with minimal administrative burden.

If you’re an IDD/MH/SUD provider and not yet a member, please make your agency and the association that stands for providers stronger—become a member of the NC Providers Council.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

National Resources

  • ANCOR (American Network of Community Options and Resources) http://www.ancor.org/ (The North Carolina Providers Council is a Member)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) http://www.cms.gov/

State Resources

Legislative Branch

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Collaborating Statewide Agencies

  • Addiction Professionals of NC
  • Alcohol/Drug Council of NC
  • The Arc of NC
  • Autism Society
  • Benchmarks
  • Brain Injury Association
  • DDFA
  • Easter Seals UCP
  • First in Families of NC
  • Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • I2i Center for Integrative Health
  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of NC
  • Mental Health Association – Affiliates NC
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness NC
  • NASW NC
  • NC Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • NC Association of the Deaf
  • NC Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • NC Association of Persons in Supported Employment
  • NC CANSO
  • NC Employee Assistance Program Association
  • NC Healthcare Association
  • NC Psychiatric Association
  • NC Psychological Association and NC Psychological Foundation
  • Oxford Houses
  • NC Substance Abuse Prevention Providers Association
  • Recovery Communities of NC

SHARED RESOURCES NETWORK

How Does Our Shared Resource Benefit Work?

NC Providers Council has negotiated discounts on products and services that many members use every day! Not only does this benefit reduce overhead; it enables providers to redirect precious dollars to mission-related activities.

Why Take Advantage of the Shared Resource Benefit?

  • Significant cost savings through negotiated product discounts.
  • Access to leading industry purchasing, cost control and cost efficiencies practices
  • Shared economies of scale
  • Access to comparative pricing analysis

Through our Shared Resources Network Program, the NC Providers Council offers the following quality products for your consideration to benefit your agency and the NC Providers Council.

Whether you are looking to improve regulatory compliance and clinical training, reduce supply costs or offer a broader product selection, McKesson Medical-Surgical delivers comprehensive solutions to help your facility achieve better clinical and business outcomes.

North Carolina Providers Council members receive significant savings on products and services from McKesson by contacting  Evan T. Rush, Account Manager, McKesson Medical-Surgical, Extended Care Division, 704-277-3575, Evan.Rush@McKesson.com.  For more information go to: https://mms.mckesson.com/content/our-story/customers-we-serve/long-term-care/

Relias Learning & Analytics
15% Discount for All NC Providers Council Members (Learning & Analytics)
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