IN LIEU OF SERVICES - INFORMATION FOR PROVIDERS
Sandhills Center offers services or settings that are medically appropriate, cost-effective substitutions for services covered by NC Medicaid. These are “in lieu of” services (ILOS).
Sandhills Center offers the following in lieu of services:
- Family Centered Treatment (FCT) - FCT is a comprehensive, evidence-based model of intensive in-home treatment for at-risk children, adolescents, and their families. FCT is offered in lieu of Intensive In-Home Service.
- Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC) – BHUC is an alternative to the use of emergency departments or hospitals to help people experiencing behavioral health crises. BHUC is offered in lieu of Emergency Department or Hospital Services.
- Inpatient Institute for Mental Disease – Inpatient Institute for Mental Disease provides 24-hour access to continuous intensive evaluation and treatment delivered in an Institute for Mental Disease (IMD) for acute and subacute inpatient psychiatric or substance use disorders. This service is offered in lieu of Psychiatric Emergency Room Treatment and Inpatient Hospital Stays.
Members have the right to refuse the substitution and receive the original state plan or waiver service instead.
Need more information about ILOS? Call Sandhills Center Member & Recipient Services: 1-800- 256-2452 (TTY: 1-866-518-6778
Contact the Provider Help Desk: providerhelpdesk@SandhillsCenter.org