June 13, 2011 Volume 6, Issue 19 Pathways Administration 901 South New Hope Rd. A Weekly Update for Gastonia, NC 28054 Pathways Providers 704-884-2501 & Partners www.pathwayslme.org 1-800-898-5898 Information Line: 704-884-2545 ACCESS to CARE Attention IPRS State Funded Recipients, and their Family Members/Guardians Changes are being made to the IPRS Developmental Therapy (DT) service offered through Pathways LME for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). In addition, existing IRPS services, such as Personal Care and Day Activity have now been expanded to be available to more IPRS participants and can be of great benefit to many individuals with I/DD. Consumers and their families/guardian are invited to a meeting to go over these changes and to address any concerns or questions. Case managers may accompany individuals to meetings if the participant so chooses. The dates, locations and times are as follows: Cleveland County Gaston County Lincoln County Monday June 20, 2011 Tuesday June 21, 2011 Wednesday June 22, 2011 Ollie Harris Building Pathways Administrative Offices Lincoln Counseling Center 917 First Street 901 South New Hope Road 311 McBee Street Shelby, NC 28150 Gastonia, NC 28054 Lincolnton, NC 28092 Board Room Auditorium Board Room 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Individuals currently receiving DT will continue to receive DT at the current amount for a two month period, ending on 8/31/2011. This two month period will allow time for families and consumers to transition to new hours and limitations for DT and to explore and transition to additional/expanded services that have been added to the I/DD IPRS Benefit array. It is not the intention of the Pathways to take services from individuals, but to allow through the use of appropriate and varied treatment options the ability to serve as many individuals as possible. Individuals can contact their targeted case manager for further information regarding service changes and learn about additional services. We encourage consumer/family/guardian participation at the scheduled meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Nelson Conner at 704-884 2505. Pathways Provider Meeting Agenda--June 14, 2011 1. Welcome – Larry Holcombe 2. Consumer Success Awards & Outstanding Provider Award – Stacy Bryant 3. Community Resources – CCNC 4. Provider Association Update – Barbara Maney 5. Pathways Updates • NC TOPPS – Janet Noblett • Developmental Therapy – Maria Ballard 6. State Information Updates Implementation Update #87 – Larry Holcombe/Beth Brown 7. Network Updates – Larry Holcombe 8. Questions and Answers Breakout Sessions: MH/SA – Auditorium I/DD – Conference Rm. #3 (main hallway rear) NEXT MEETING: July 12, 2011, 9:30am June 13, 2011 Page 2 Clinical Grand Rounds, with a focus on child and youth Extension of Coverage for Provisionally Licensed consumers, will meet on Friday, June 24 from 9am-11am Providers Billing Outpatient Behavioral Health Services in Pathways Board Room. Phoenix Counseling Center staff through the LME and National Correct Coding Initiative will present two clinical profiles. All discussions are (NCCI) Update - The coverage of provisionally licensed confidential and no identifying information about the providers delivering outpatient behavioral health individual consumers will be shared. Clinicians who would services as a reimbursable service under Medicaid funds like to participate are asked to email and billed through the Local Management Entity (LME) firstname.lastname@example.org so we know the number who has been extended to June 30, 2012. Providers should plan to attend. This has been a very successful venue in refer to the full IU #87 and review the March 2011 which to share clincal challenges, to learn how peers Medicaid Bulletin for guidance. identify appropriate clinical interventions, and to consider alternative recommendations to family/guardians about DMA effectively implemented the federally-mandated services for their youth. At that meeting, we will NCCI edits on Mar. 31, 2011. Procedure-to-procedure determine the next meeting date and enlist a volunteer editing (CCI) identifies procedures and services agency or provider group to volunteer for the next clinical performed by the same provider on the same date of presentations. service for the same recipient. Provisionally licensed professionals billing through the LME use the LME’s Implementation Update #87 national provider identifier (NPI) number. If multiple provisionally licensed professionals provide individual, Implementation Update #87 (IU #87) was released by the family, or group therapy to the same recipient on the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and same date of service, the second code billed will deny Substance Abuse Services (the Division) on June 7. because the same attending NPI is billed for both Providers will be given the opportunity to ask questions services. Documentation in the record should clearly regarding IU #87 at the June 14 Provider Meeting. Unless indicate who provided the service. Providers are strongly otherwise noted, email questions related to IU #87 to encouraged to review the DMA NCCI webpage at ContactDMH@dhhs.nc.gov. Pathways encourages www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/provider/ncci.htm and the understanding and compliance with all information Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) NCCI contained in IU #87. IU #87 can be viewed in its entirety at webpage at www.cms.gov/MedicaidNCCICoding/ for http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/servicedefinitions/ further information and to confirm which procedure servdefupdates/index.htm. code pair combinations are allowable. Clarification of Unmanaged Outpatient Behavioral Health National Correct Coding Initiative Update: Provisionally Visits - As clarified in the Mar. 2011 Medicaid Bulletin and Licensed Professionals Billing ‘Incident To’ the Physician Implementation Update (IU) #86, beginning This article further clarifies the Apr. 2011 Medicaid Jan 1, 2011, children under the age of 21 have 16 Bulletin and IU #86 article regarding the NCCI for unmanaged outpatient visits before prior authorization is Outpatient Behavioral Health Providers. DMA required. Adults (21 years and older) have eight implemented the federally-mandated NCCI edits on unmanaged outpatient visits before prior authorization is Mar. 31, 2011. Procedure-to-procedure editing (CCI) required. This visit count begins each calendar year and identifies procedures and services performed by the runs from Jan.-Dec. Recipients reaching their 21st same provider on the same date of service for the same birthday in a calendar year still count as ‘children’ for recipient. Provisionally licensed professionals billing unmanaged visit counts until the end of that calendar ‘incident to’ the physician, use the physician’s NPI year; therefore the 16 unmanaged visit limit applies to number. If the physician were to provide medication that calendar year. Beginning Jan. 1 of the next calendar management (i.e. 90862) and the provisionally licensed year, the eight adult unmanaged visit limit will apply. professional were to provide individual, family, or group, Providers are responsible for recognizing when prior therapy on the same date of service, the second code approval is required. Refer to the March 2011 Medicaid would deny because the same attending NPI is billed for Bulletin which explains the calculation of unmanaged both services. There are certain services/codes that visits. provisionally licensed professionals will be able to provide on the same date of service that a physician provides medication management. When billing the Continued on page 3 June 13, 2011 Page 3 service/code rendered by the provisionally licensed received by HP Enterprise Services and DMA are listed in professional, the NCCI modifier 59 should be appended to IU #87 in a effort to consolidate information from IU CPT codes 90801, 90802, 90846, 99408, or 99409. The SC #73, the September 2010 Medicaid Bulletin, the DMA modifier should also be used (as it is used currently) to CABHA webpage and the training packet from the Fall indicate that the service was rendered by a provisionally 2010 CABHA Enrollment, Authorization, and Billing licensed professional billing ‘incident to.’ The use of these Seminars. Please refer to IU #87 for the list of questions modifiers will allow the system to recognize that the and answers. service was provided by a different attending provider. The other CPT codes (90804, 90806, 90847, and 90853) New Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency Provider that provisionally licensed professionals bill ‘incident to,’ Affiliation Denial Code - DMA, in collaboration with the cannot be overridden by appending modifiers, per federal CSC EVC Call Center, conducted provider outreach to all guidelines. These codes can continue to be billed ‘incident CABHA providers to verify that the provider enrollment to’ but will need to be provided on a separate date of information on file with N.C. Medicaid is accurately service to be considered for reimbursement. Alternatively, linked to your CABHA billing provider number. To ensure for individual therapy codes 90804 and 90806, if that claims adjudicate correctly, it is important to verify medication management is provided on the same date of that attending provider(s) and service affiliation service, one code (90805 or 90807) can be billed to information has been correctly linked to your CABHA indicate that medication management and individual billing provider number. Providers that have not therapy were rendered. The SC modifier should be used responded to the email notification should immediately when billing the combined codes. As always, contact the CSC EVC Call Center at 1-866-844-1113. Any documentation in the record should clearly indicate who attending provider (individual or service) not linked to provided the service. Providers are encouraged to review the CABHA billing provider number that is billed through the DMA NCCI webpage at www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/ the CABHA billing provider will result in claim denials. A provider/ncci.htm and the CMS NCCI webpage at new EOB 1791, “The attending provider is not associated www.cms.gov/MedicaidNCCICoding/ for further with the CABHA billing provider for the dates of service information and to confirm that code pair combinations billed,” was created. Providers that receive this EOB on are allowable. their RA should contact the CSC EVC Call Center to correct their attending provider(s) and service affiliation Requests for Non-Covered Services: Alcohol and Drug information prior to resubmitting their claim. Abuse Treatment Centers - As of May 1, 2011, all requests for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATC) Changes in Medicaid Prior Approval and Recipient Due for consumers ages 18-21 will be reviewed as Process (Appeal Rights) Policies and Procedures - DMA “non covered services requests” by Eastpointe LME, a adopted new prior approval and recipient due process Medicaid utilization review (UR) vendor. All new requests (appeal) policies and procedures effective May 27, 2011; should follow guidelines for requesting approval found at the specific details are noted in the May 2011 Special www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/epsdt/. Providers should fill out the Bulletin located at ncdhhs.gov/dma/bulletin/ form on the website: www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/Forms/ DueProcessSpecialBulletin5311.pdf. Sessions are NonCoveredServicesRequest.pdf. Providers should not occurring on June 14 in Wilmington and June 22 in submit in-patient treatment reports (ITRs) or person Raleigh. Registration is required. Unregistered providers centered plans (PCPs). All requests should be sent to: are welcome to attend if space is available. Go to Eastpointe LME, ATTN: Anna North, PO Box 369, Beulaville, www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/provider/seminars.htm to learn NC 28518, Fax: 910-298-7189. Note: A recipient under the more about registration. Training slides may be found on age of 21 may receive a medically necessary service not DMA's website at www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/provider/ included in the North Carolina Medicaid State Plan only epsdthealthcheck.htm. DMA will offer three additional when the service may be covered under federal Medicaid training sessions in Raleigh late this summer or early fall law and when it will “correct or ameliorate” a diagnosed if there is adequate registration. Resource information is condition in accordance with Federal Medicaid law at 42 available for review as indicated below and located on U.S.C.§ 1396d(a) and (r) of the Social Security Act. the DMA web site at http://ncdhhs.gov/dma/provider/ priorapproval.htm. For more information, please contact Frequently Asked Critical Access Behavioral Health the DMA Behavioral Health Unit at 919-855-4290. Agency Billing Questions - Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA) billing questions frequently June 13, 2011 Page 4 Peer Support Service Update - Peer Support is an effective contact persons with UR agencies (ValueOptions, support service for individuals with mental health and Durham or Eastpointe) and the need for the LME substance abuse challenges. It is a highly valued service by Director and Community Collaborative involvement in all consumers and families and they have been actively out of state placements. Providers are urged to read IU engaged in promoting this as a Medicaid reimbursed #43 to review the information. As a reminder, IU #42 service. A service definition was developed, approved by also specified that each LME has identified a liaison to CMS and implementation was scheduled for July 1, 2011. network with the UR vendor regarding all out of state Since the approval of the definition there have been placements, complex cases such as those with multiple numerous concerns raised, especially that the definition diagnoses, and cases involved with juvenile justice. itself does not reflect true peer support and is too (Note: Pathways LME’s liaison for this process is embedded in the medical model. Rate setting resulted in a Kathleen Meriac, System of Care, 704-884-2571, rate that providers have indicated will result in substantial email@example.com) losses and they do not intend to offer the service. This feedback comes from providers who are fully supportive of NC-TOPPS Enhancements - Effective July 2011, providers peer support, train peer support specialists, and currently submitting consumer outcomes information to hire peer support specialists to work on team services such NC-TOPPS will notice a more user-friendly and as Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT). This has streamlined design. More information will come later led to the general sentiment in the provider and advocate this month on a user test site to give providers an community that this service will not be successful when opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new implemented. Peer support can be offered as a (b)(3) design. The overall goal of the redesigned system was to service within the 1915 (b)(c) waiver. PBH has offered a make it more functional and efficient for users. New very successful peer support program that is generally enhancements have been made to the “Outcomes at a perceived as being more “true” to peer support than the Glance 2.0” online dashboard, including more user definition approved by CMS. The Department is choices for time period selection and improvements to committed to supporting peer support. To achieve this methodology, which increases data available for goal and in response to the concerns raised by provider agencies. You can access the dashboard by stakeholders, the peer support service definition going to the NC-TOPPS homepage at www.ncdhhs.gov/ previously approved by CMS will not be implemented mhddsas/nc-topps/ and clicking on the icon “NC-TOPPS July 1, 2011. Peer support will be offered through the 1915 Outcomes at a Glance 2.0.” Input and feedback from (b)(c) waiver sites. In the interim, LMEs are strongly stakeholders has been very helpful in the continual encouraged to utilize the already approved alternative improvements to NC-TOPPS and we continue to seek service definition for peer support utilizing state funds suggestions for improving our consumer outcomes (YA 308 Peer Support Individual, YA 309 Peer Support system. If you have questions regarding NC-TOPPS or the Group, YA343 Peer Support Hospital Discharge and dashboard, please send them via electronic mail to Diversion). Each of these three alternative service ContactDMHQuality@dhhs.nc.gov. definitions have been opened to allow all LMEs to bill MH/SA and I/DD Targeted Case Management Audits: these services. Peer Support Specialists may continue to Positive Trends and Area of Concern - DMA and the provide services as team members under Community MH/DD/SAS recently completed an audit of Targeted Support Team and Assertive Community Treatment Team. Case Management (TCM) services. Audits were Compliance Verification Protocol for Out-of-State conducted from Mar. 1-31, 2011 for services delivered Placement/Enrollment of Residential Services - Recent between the dates of Nov. 1, 2010-Jan. 31, 2011. Results events have brought into question the lack of awareness of these audits indicate positive improvements in the of the out of state placement utilization review process. It delivery of services but also point out continuing areas is important that if adequate services cannot be accessed of concern. A summary of the findings is listed in IU #87 within the state, that the systems involved work in strong (pg. 8) http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/ partnership to ensure appropriate placement and on-going servicedefinitions/servdefupdates/index.htm and all monitoring. LMEs are critical to this process as they have providers are urged to review the information. access to paid claims and authorization data for the Unless noted otherwise, please email any questions purpose of tracking the services consumers within their related to this Implementation Update catchment area are receiving. In addition, two to ContactDMH@dhhs.nc.gov. Implementation Updates (#42 and #43) reference LME June 13, 2011 Page 5 STATE NEWS IPRS Benefit Plan Update - The IPRS Benefit Plan is available at www.pathwayslme.org. Please review the State CFAC Opportunity - The State Consumer and Benefit Plan, and the information below, for any changes Family Advisory Committee is accepting applications for an to MH, SA and I/DD services. If there are specific individual representing the Substance Abuse disability area questions or concerns related to the IPRS Benefit Plan, (consumer or family member) from anywhere within please send via email to Maria Ballard, North Carolina who shall be appointed to the State CFAC firstname.lastname@example.org. (Consumer and Family Advisory Committee) by the Secretary of Health & Human Services. To learn more and IPRS I/DD Providers - There have been further changes to access the application, visit www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/ Developmental Therapy based on feedback and consumeradvocacy/volunteer-yes.htm or contact discussion at the June 3, 2011 meeting. Please review Pathways LME Consumer Affairs at 704-884-2501. the IPRS Benefit Plan and send any questions or concerns to Maria Ballard. DHHS Records Retention/Disposition Schedule for Grants – The DHHS Records Retention and Disposition Authorization Requests - Please begin submitting IPRS Schedule for Grants was updated on Mar. 31, 2011. It may authorization requests for July 1, 2011. Authorization be accessed by going to www.dhhs.state.nc.us/control/. requests should continue being submitted using the At the link, go to the area entitled “Letters/reports/forms current IPRS authorization request process. Please note for ALL Agencies” and click on the 7th bullet entitled that when submitting authorizations, the entire “Records Retention”. authorization request form should be completed, including the “Progress Towards Specific Goals” section. The June Medicaid Bulletin has been posted and can be This section helps to demonstrate an individual’s found at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/ progress with treatment. Diagnostic information should bulletin/0611bulletin.htm. be included in the justification, as the new PCP format does not clearly identify the diagnosis. MH/SA providers Communication Bulletin #118 - Communication should continue utilizing the BUI to submit PCPs for Bulletin #118 was posted on June 2 and can be accessed at review at authorization requests. http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/announce/index.htm Person Centered Plans to UM - I/DD providers should PROVIDER INFORMATION ensure that a current copy of the Person Centered Plan CMHC System Maintenance - CMHC will be down for has been or is submitted to Utilization Management system maintenance from 3pm-5pm on Friday, June 17. (fax 704-884-2565) prior to the Authorization effective Providers should save information and log out of the date (7/1/2011). Ensure that the name of the I/DD system prior to 3pm. Thank you for your assistance. If you Targeted Case Manager, along with his/her phone have questions, please contact the Help Desk at number and/or email, is listed in the authorization email@example.com, or 704-842-6431 or request form. This will allow UM staff to contact the case 704-842-6416. manager directly in cases when a plan needs to be revised, submitted, etc. Attention I/DD Targeted Case Managers and Providers - Per the Division of MH/DD/SAS, the Supports IPRS DT Authorizations - Effective July 1, 2011, Intensity Scale (SIS) pilot project is now complete. With individuals who have had a current DT authorization, LMEs moving towards becoming Managed Care within the past 30 days, will be authorized at their Organizations, the State SIS pilot project is ending. All previous level for two months. This two month referrals to SIS examiners should now stop. SIS evaluations authorization period should be utilized to ensure that are currently in process should be completed by the consumers come into compliance with new hours and end of June. This notification does not mean that the SIS limitations found in the updated IPRS Benefit Plan. will end permanently. The LME will provide further Individuals who have not had a current authorization, information in the future as to when and how SIS will be within the past 30 days, will be authorized using new utilized. For questions please contact Maria Ballard hours and grid limitations found in the updated IPRS firstname.lastname@example.org. Benefit Plan. June 13, 2011 Page 6 Interested in Becoming a Tricare Provider? - Click Continuum of Care Housing Forum - The Continuum here to access a resource pack from SAMHSA and the of Care for Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties will TRICARE West Region in an effort to develop information hold an informational for behavioral health practitioners who may be interested Housing Forum on July 14 in becoming a TRICARE Provider. The flyer provides useful from 9am-12pm in the information on the TRICARE healthcare entitlement, the Pathways Auditorium, provider categories that may be authorized, services that Gastonia. For more may be reimbursed, and the role and expectations of an information, contact authorized participating provider for behavioral health. Nancy Landerman at email@example.com. TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES NC Council Trainings - The following training events Trauma, Loss & Attachment Training - Charlotte AHEC are available for registration. To register, go to and Thompson Child and Family Focus are presenting www.nc-council.org. All events at the Royal Conference “Trauma, Loss and Attachment Training” on June 16 from Center, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. 9am-4pm, presented by Dr. Dan Hughes. This seminar 6/17 –Selecting and Implementing Evidence Based presents an overview of the crucial role of a secure Practices attachment and intersubjectivity in a child’s neurological, 6/27 and 7/11 - Clinical Supervision in Behavioral affective, cognitive and behavioral development. Cost is Healthcare (two parts) $130 and provides 0.55 Continuing Education Units, and 6/23-6/24 – Person-Centered Thinking 5.5 contact hours (category A) National Board of Certified Counselors, and 5.5 contact hours for North Carolina Charlotte AHEC Trainings - Charlotte Area Health Psychologists. To learn or to register more visit http:// Education Center (AHEC) has a variety of upcoming www.thompsoncff.org/dan_hughes.html mental health workshops planned for June. To access a full list of workshops, or to register, visit Resource Strategies for Homeless Veterans - Take www.charlotteahec.org/continuing_education/ advantage of a seminar intended to assist nonprofits to mental_health/index.cfm. Workshops are held at the increase their capacity to access resources and improve Charlotte AHEC offices at 5039 Airport Center Pkwy., their program approaches serving homeless veterans. This Bldg K, Charlotte unless noted on the website. free training is being held on Tuesday, June 28 in Greensboro. Click here for the flyer. Registration deadline 6/15-Nurse Aide Conference: Practical Procedures in is Friday, June 17. Caring for the Aging Population and Yourself 6/15-(MCTI) System of Care / CFT 203 Creating Natural Peer Conference – The Mental Health Association in Supports Through Child and Family Team Planning Greensboro is hosting its First Annual Peer Conference - 6/16-Mental Health First Aide (2-day workshop) Exploring Recovery: An Awakening of Hope. It will be held 6/17-The Parenting Spectrum: The Challenges and Gift's Saturday, June 18 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Greensboro of Raising a Child with Autism - Two Mother's School of Creativity, 900 Sixteenth Street, Greensboro, NC. Perspectives (NEW DATE) To download form, visit www.mhag.org. 6/20 - (MCTI) System of Care / CFT 204- Plan Development for Child and Family Teams System of Care Child & Family Team Trainings - The 6/22 - (MCTI) System of Care / CFT 205- Crisis Planning Arc of Gaston County will be offering the following System for Child and Family Teams of Care Child & Family Team trainings: “Child & Family 6/23 - Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) - LEVEL 1 Teams Part 1”, July 26-27, 2011; Gastonia, NC (click here AND/OR LEVEL 2 for flier and registration form). Part 1 meets the 11 credit 6/28 - Substance Use and Brain Injury: Managing Care in hours required by The NC Division of Health and Human the Community Services. “Child & Family Teams Part 2”, June 29-30, 2011; 6/28 - Infant Mental Health Training: Early Gastonia, NC (click here for registration form). Part 1 must Psychopathology in Very Young Children be completed before attending Part 2; confirmation of this 6/29 - Caring for Inpatients with Mental & Psychiatric completion must be provided with your registration form. Health Issues Contact The Arc of Gaston County with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. June 13, 2011 Page 7 Interpreters and Translators Conference - The Fifth host an open house showcasing their new facility on Annual Charlotte AHEC Interpreters and Translators Sunday, June 26 beginning at 3pm. Conference will be held on June 30 at Charlotte AHEC. This conference for interpreters, translators, educators, Arc Celebrity Ballgame - Join Ronald McDonald and administrators, state agency personnel, and anyone the Carolina Panthers’ Sir Purr for the 22nd Annual Arc interested in the profession of interpreting and translating. Celebrity Ballgame interactive slow-pitch softball game Cost is $150 if registered before June 23; $165 if registered at The Gastonia Grizzlies field! The 22nd Annual Arc after June 23. For more information, click here. Celebrity Ball Game will be held Saturday, July 16, at 3:30pm at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia. For more Pastoral Crisis Intervention I & II - The Academy-NICRT information, contact The Arc at in Lincolnton will host Pastoral Crisis Intervention I & II, email@example.com. taught by Geoffrey Leggett, July 7-9. Pastoral Crisis Intervention may be thought of as the combination of PATHWAYS WANTS YOU TO KNOW… faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis Planned Response Crisis Program - Five Planned intervention. The purpose of this three-day workshop is to Response Crisis Program beds are available for referrals assist the participants in learning how pastoral from all three counties. Contact Mike Reel at interventions and traditional psychological crisis 704-842-6301, firstname.lastname@example.org to make a interventions may be effectively integrated. Chaplains, referral or to ask questions. pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest. The fee for the course is $150. To register, contact Mike Futrell at email@example.com or at 980-429-5937. COMMUNITY NEWS Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse Ribbon Cutting– The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse will hold a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on June 16th at 10:30am on at their new location at 161 Policarp Road in Lincolnton. Special Needs Survey - The Arc of Gaston County is interested in obtaining your input regarding fitness and wellness for individuals with developmental disabilities. If you are a support, caregiver, or guardian for an individual with a developmental disability, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/2CLPHN8 to complete a short survey to help address the concerns regarding health, wellness, and fitness for those that are part of the special needs population. Deadline is June 17. Lincoln County Autism Society - The Autism Society of North Carolina-Lincoln County Chapter will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 23 from 6:30pm-8pm at CMC-Lincoln in the Magnolia Room. Gabrielle Martina with Disability Rights North Carolina will be presenting. Click here for the flyer. For more information, contact Kristie Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Life Enrichment Center Shelby Open House - Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby will June 13, 2011 Page 8 TRAINING AND EVENT CALENDAR. . . June 13, 2011 Individuals requiring special assistance to participate in these trainings should contact Pam Bumgarner, Consumer Affairs and Customer Ser- vice Assistant, at 704-884-2606 or 711 for relay service users 72 hours before the training. 6/13/11 Consumer Support Group-Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) 5:00pm-6:00pm at Ollie Harris Center, 917 First Street, Shelby. For more information call 704-476-4112. 6/14/11 Consumer Support Group-Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) 11:00am-12:00pm at Lincoln Counseling Center, 311 McBee Street, Lincolnton. For more information call 704-748-6129. 6/14/11 Pathways Provider Meeting 9:30am in Pathways Auditorium. 6/14/11 Division of Health & Safety Regulation New Provider Orientation 2:00pm-5:00pm in Pathways Board Room. Call 828-665-8705 for more information/registration. 6/15/11 Consumer Support Group-Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) 11:30am-12:30pm at Ollie Harris Center, 917 First Street, Shelby. For more information call 704-476-4112. 6/16/11 Consumer Support Group-Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) 12:00pm-1:00pm at Gaston Recovery Center, 2505 Court Drive, Gastonia. For more information call 704-842-6371 or 704-842-6373. 6/21/11 Clinical Data Entry 9:00am—2:00pm in the Pathways MIS training room. To register, contact Rena Watkins at 704 842-6429 or email email@example.com. 6/24/11 NC SNAP Training 1:00pm—4:00pm by Regina Blalock at Murdoch Training Center in Butner. To register, email completed NC SNAP registration form (click on “For Providers” and “Training” on Pathways Website) to firstname.lastname@example.org. 6/29-30/11 Child & Family Teams: Part Two 9:00am-4:30pm Gaston County Police Department, Community Room, 420 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. Cost $80. To register, email email@example.com or fax to The Arc of Gaston County at 704-864-9464. 7/05/11 Lincoln Community Collaborative 8:30am—10:30am at Lincoln Counseling Center. Note day and time change. For more information, contact Melinda Tagorda 704-842-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org. 7/06/11 Cleveland Community Collaborative 12:30pm—2:30pm Ollie Harris Center in Shelby. For more information, contact Melinda Tagorda 704-842-6300, email@example.com 7/08/11 Gaston Community Collaborative 9:00am—11:00am at Pathways LME. For more information, contact Melinda Tagorda 704-842-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org. 7/12/11 Clinical Data Entry 9:00am—2:00pm in the Pathways MIS training room. To register, contact Rena Watkins at 704 842-6429 or email email@example.com. 7/13/11 Clerical Data Entry 9:00am—1:00pm in the Pathways MIS training room. To register, contact Rena Watkins at 704 842-6429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 7/26-27/11 Child & Family Teams: Part One 9:00am-4:30pm Gaston County Police Department, Community Room, 420 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. Cost $60. To register, email email@example.com or fax to The Arc of Gaston County at 704-864-9464. Disclaimer: While we offer information about available trainings, Pathways does not endorse or approve any trainings/trainers other than those offered by Pathways. Please direct suggestions, comments, and possible submissions to Stacy Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-884-2558 by 3pm the Thursday before publication.