Mental & Behavioral Health
Rutherford County Mental Health LME/MCO Disengagement Plan
North Carolina law permits a county to choose its mental and behavioral health Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO). On April 9, 2018, the Rutherford County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to disengage from its current LME/MCO, Vaya Health, to realign with Partners Behavioral Health Management (click here to read the Disengagement Plan). Rutherford County is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the residents who have chosen our county as their home. It is in consideration of this strategic goal, that your Rutherford County Board of County Commissioners chose to pursue a relationship with Partners Behavioral Health Management to manage our citizens’ behavioral health services funded by federal, state and county dollars, including Medicaid. Partners is a Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO), which is a governmental entity that manages the county’s mental health, intellectual/developmental disability and substance use services.
To learn more about Partners Behavioral Health Management, visit https://www.partnersbhm.org/. To hear what community leaders in the Partners catchment area are saying about Partners, watch the video below.