Letter of Invitation
Thank you for your interest in the North Carolina Providers Council. For more than 20 years we have been the voice for providers of community-based services and supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders, as well as other services funded through the NC Department of Health and Human Services such as Foster Care, Medicaid personal care services, and Community Alternatives Programs.
Why do you need to be a member of the NC Providers Council? – We stand strong for what providers care about most. Tap into the power of an established community of successful provider organizations that are represented at the General Assembly by The Policy Group and guided by the business and clinical expertise of our Board and members. You will have a platform to make your voice count as we use our strategic affiliations and statewide committees and workgroups to lift up our coordinated voice. The NC Providers Council will help you stay abreast of legislative and policy directives amidst the changing Medicaid landscape of statewide managed care. We will help you position your agency for success as we work together to promote shared, system-wide reform goals for providers and the people we support.
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.
Sincerely, The NC Providers Council Board of Directors