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County Realignment

On June 29, 2021, the Davie County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted and announced their intent to transition the management of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health services from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare to Partners Health Management.  

Davie County is the fifth county to request realignment with Partners. Cabarrus, Union and Stanly counties’ county transition process will be completed on Sept. 1, 2021, while Forsyth County is awaiting a decision on its realignment request from the NC Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

Collaboration is the cornerstone of Partners’ culture. Partners will continue its close collaboration with county officials, members and families, providers and stakeholders to ensure a seamless transition and continuity of care for members. 

Please send any questions to CountyQuestions@partnersbhm.org. 

Timeline of County Realignment Activities 

 October 19, 2020: Cabarrus and Union counties, in separate actions, announce their intent to request realignment from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare to Partners Health Management. 

Nov. 9, 2020: Stanly County announces its intent to request realignment from Cardinal Innovations to Partners. 

March 4, 2021: Forsyth County announces its intent to request realignment from Cardinal Innovations to Partners. 

April 9, 2021: Dr. Mandy Cohen, MHP, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), approves Cabarrus and Union Counties requests to realign with Partners. The realignment is effective September 1, 2021. 

May 24, 2021: Dr. Mandy Cohen approves Stanly County’s request to realign with Partners. 
The realignment is effective September 1, 2021. 

June 29, 2021: Davie County announces its intent to request realignment from Cardinal Innovations to Partners.  

An Open Network Approach

Partners believes an open provider network ensures choice and access for members in the county. Though LME/MCOs are permitted to have closed networks, Partners has never limited provider enrollment in that way. We welcome all providers who meet state qualifications and will not limit entry to the network based on size of the providers or the continuum of services offered.

To ensure continuity of care, providers can begin the process of joining the Partners Provider Network now.

Providers who want to join the Partners network may begin the credentialing process by completing the online Request for Consideration Form (Word doc). You may begin this process regardless of your inclusion in the Cardinal network.

If you are currently in-network with Partners, use the Provider Change Form to add all sites/services/clinicians serving members in Cabarrus, Union, Stanly and Forsyth counties.

Learn more about Partners’ Provider Credentialing and Enrollment at https://providers.partnersbhm.org/provider-enrollment-credentialing/.

Also see our Guide to Transitioning to AlphaMCS

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