Mental health numbers fight led to split – Surrey Messenger

ELKIN — A long-term dispute over whether a service provider treating local patients is being justly compensated by the area’s mental health management entity has prompted this week’s split between the two agencies.

Offi cials with Partnership for a Drug-Free NC, which has provided outpatient services for the past two years in the county, and Crossroads Behavioral Healthcare, the Local Management Entity for those services, said Wednesday that a sizable discrepancy over how many people have been treated led to a sudden decision to part ways.

Doing business as Insight Human Services, Partnership has served patients at clinics in Mount Airy, Yadkinville, Mooresville and Statesville under a contract with Elkin-based Crossroads. It announced Monday that it will leave those clinics on March 28. Crossroads has received a wavier from the state to directly provide most of those services, at least in the interim, after that date.
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