Member Resources


The NCPA is working harder than ever to bring our members the most important, relevant, and up-to-date information and getting it to you through our emails and this webpage, which is continuously being updated.

These are unprecedented times. The NCPA remains committed to each of our nearly 1,000 members and we are here to assist you in any way we can. Thank you for your continued support. 

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NCPA News Archives

NCPA prints a quarterly newsletter titled NCPA News. See all the archived editions here.

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Membership Questions

The American Psychiatric Association and the NC Psychiatric Association have a dual membership requirement for General Members and Members-in-Training.  Members must join both organizations. We do our best to answer your questions about membership including dues relief, paying dues, awards, and more.

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NC Health Information Exchange

In late May, 2021, Govenor Cooper signed House Bill 395 - an extension to connect to the NC Health Information Exchange (NCHIE) - into law. The new deadline for psychiatrists who treat patients insured by the State Health Plan, Medicaid, and/or NC Health Choice to connect is now January 1, 2023. (The previous deadline was June 1, 2021.)

One addition to the bill is that providers who do not connect to the HIE will be prohibited from "balance billing" the patients. Providers will not be permitted to bill members more than the patient would be billed if the provider were connected to the HIE. Here is the link to the bill language.

NCPA worked hard to help the NCHIE understand the unique position of psychiatrists regarding patient confidentiality and the difficulties in securing suitable, affordable EHRs, particularly during the pandemic. Over the next 18 months, we will continue to share news and resources to help members make decisions and navigate the connection process. Please let us know if you have questions!

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Collaborative Care Education and Resource Guide

As of October 1, 2018, North Carolina primary care practices that provide collaborative care services can now bill Medicaid using the Psychiatric collaborative care management services codes (99492, 99493, 99494). Click here to view this announcement in an NC Medicaid Bulletin from September 2018.

This team-based care approach focuses on a new way to leverage psychiatrists and provide evidence-based management of behavioral health conditions in the primary care setting. In addition to improving access, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction, the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) has also shown a return on investment (ROI) of 6:1. The CoCM’s ability to help manage Medicaid costs for behavioral health conditions and complement the state’s approach to whole-person care  make it an excellent option for North Carolina.

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What Psychiatrists Need to Know Archives

Each issue of the NCPA News print newsletter features a column, "What Psychiatrists Need to Know About..." The subject matter changes based on important updates and member concerns or questions. See all the archived columns here.

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