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New Office Location as of 8/31/2016
9441 LBJ Fwy Suite #350 Dallas, TX 75243

Provider Integration Gathering Eligibility ONline (PIGEON)

Current News and Reports
Presentation: Models of Public Mental Health Care
Sunset Issue 9: NorthSTAR
NTBHA Local Service Area Plans
Collaborative Report - December 2015
Revised Indigent Behavioral Health Plan Submission
NTBHA Provider Forum Presentation – Feb 24, 2016
Provider and MCO Forum HHSC Presentation April 5th, 2016
MCO Contact List 4 5 16 MCO Coordination Forum
Provider TA Session on MCO Contracting, 5/24/16: Presentations:
---- 5 4 Standard Prior Authorization Instructions TCM Rehab
---- 20160419 FAQ LMHA and MCO
---- TDI Standard Authorization Form
---- Managed Care Overview NTBHA MMPHI

NorthSTAR Member Meeting Information Sheet 12/6/2016 or 12/7/2016

Job Opportunities
Utilization Management Specialist
Quality Management Specialist
Accountant/Senior Accountant
State Hospital Liaison - Terrell
Administrative Assistant

RFP 2016-10-07 Lab Services
RFP #2016-07-10 Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Services (COPSD)
FY 17 Contract Blank

Welcome to the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA)

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission Report on the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the NorthSTAR Program will be discontinued as currently structured, separating the funding and administration of behavioral health services for Medicaid and indigent populations in the NTBHA region. This recommendation will result in the transition of behavioral health services for Medicaid clients to the managed care organizations (MCO) responsible for their primary health care, as is currently occurring in the rest of the state. NTBHA has reached an agreement with HHSC and DSHS to serve as the Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) and lead the system redesign and transition process for a six county service area that includes Dallas County, Ellis County, Navarro County, Kaufman County, Hunt County, and Rockwall County. The implementation date for this updated system of indigent behavioral health services is January 1, 2017. As the LBHA, NTBHA will be responsible for system design, oversight, local planning, policy development and management, coordination, resource development and management, resource allocation and management, and ensuring access to required mental health and substance use disorder services. NTBHA will financially manage the services provided to consumers and contracts with a wide array of providers who directly provide services to consumers. LifePath Systems will serve as the LBHA for Collin County.

Publically-funded mental health and substance use treatment will continue to be available for qualified consumers. As there will be some changes in how and where services are received, it is important for consumers to be aware of if and how these changes may impact them. Consumers requiring a change in service will need to enroll with a new provider before January 1, 2017, to prevent interruption to services.

If you have any questions about the upcoming changes, please contact NTBHA (214.366.9407) for help. At NTBHA, we are committed to creating a well-managed and effective system for delivering high quality treatment services in our community.


Please call 24/7 Mobile Crisis hotline at 1-866-260-8000

South Dallas after-hours clinic is located at 4333 Gannon Lane, Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75237 Hours: M-F 4pm to 10pm and Sundays 2pm to 7pm Phone: 972-283-9090

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