by Rachel Owens
Consolidation of the state-funded management organizations has been officially declared!
Currently, there are eight LME/MCOs across North Carolina. The consolidation will reduce the number of LME/MCOs down to four, by combining the catchment areas into contiguous regions. The LME/MCO’s that are merging are: Smoky Mountain + Partners, Cardinal + CenterPoint, Trillium + Eastpointe, and Alliance + Sandhills.
No timeline has been established for the transition, but the hope is that it will not take more than two years to implement. The first merger will be between CenterPoint and Cardinal Innovations – somewhere between May 1 and June 30. This change affects each county from “Murphy to Manteo.” Read more about the consolidation in Rose Hoban’s recent article in NC Health News .
Langdon & Company LLP is committed to assisting the mental health provider population in any way we can. Please contact our office if you have questions on how these changes will affect your organization.