Provider Alerts

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Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Information

Date Title
06/07/16: BHA Workgroups on Preparing for Accreditation 06-07-16

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Provider Alerts

Date Title
05/12/17: PT 30-17 Billing for Fee-for-Service Observation Stays
03/28/17: PT 26-17 Combination of Services Limitations: Level 1, Level 2.1, and Level 2.5
03/27/17: PT 25-17 Combination of Services, OMT Restrictions
02/10/17: PT 20-17 Drug Testing Guidelines for Laboratories Not Regulated by HSCRC
01/30/17: Data Shorts January 2017 Volume 6, Issue 1
01/23/17: PT 19-17 Enrolling Individual/Rendering Maryland Medicaid Providers
01/19/17: OMS Completion Rates
01/17/17: SUD Programs Census and Capacity Survey
01/09/17: PT 18-17 Medicaid Billing for Drug Testing and Screening
12/21/16: PT 17-17 Community-based Medical Laboratory Billing for Substance Use Disorder Screening-Testing for Calendar Year 2017
12/20/16: PT 16-17 24-Hour Maximum for Outpatient Observation Stays
12/06/16: Data Shorts Volume 5, Issue 10
11/17/16: » CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
» 17 Facility Provider Supplier Types Impacted
» EP Rule Table Provider Type
» Facility Transfer Agreement Example
10/25/16: PT 10-17 Documenting Behavioral Health Services Billed in FQHC Settings
10/03/16: Data Shorts Volume 5, Issue 9
09/29/16: Data Shorts Volume 5, Issue 8
08/15/16: Data Shorts Volume 5, Issue 7
07/25/16: Data Shorts Volume 5, Issue 6
06/10/16: Zubsolv Transition FAQ Final
06/10/16: Letter to Prescribers Re Status of Zubsolv on PDL 05-23-16
06/10/16: Advisory 165 Zubsolv Preferred 06-01-16
06/08/16: PT 44-16 Behavior Health Rates Increase & Program Updates
05/25/16: Letter to Prescribers Re Status of Zubsolv on PDL
05/23/16: Data Short Volume 5, Issue 4
05/09/16: REOI-Ambulatory Outpatient Substance Use Services
04/22/16: » Methadone Rebundling Letter
» Methadone Rebundling Proposal
04/11/16: » Guidelines for Discharge of Substance Related Disorder Clients
» Discharge Workflow-Substance Related Disorder Clients
03/11/16: Post Enrollment Site Visit Letter
02/26/16: Data Shorts Volume 5, Issue 2
02/19/16: Methadone Rebundling-Posting of Comments and Questions
02/19/16: OMS Datamart Update
02/09/16: Reminder-Accreditation Assistance Review
01/27/16: Accreditation Assistance Review
01/15/16: Final Rebundling Clarification Memo
01/07/16: Data Short Volume 5, Issue 1

Beacon Health Options Provider Alerts

Date Title
05/23/17: Residential SUD for Adults Informational Session
05/22/17: Memorial Day Closing
05/19/17: Level 1 PT-50 Type-of-Care Update
05/15/17: ASAM Regional Forum Registration Forms
05/12/17: Summer Therapeutic Program
05/12/17: » May Provider Council Agenda
» April Provider Council Minutes
05/12/17: » Residential Treatment for SUD PT-54
» Residential Treatment for SUD FAQs PT-54
05/12/17: Rendering Providers on FQHC Claims
05/12/17: Systems Availability for 5-13-17
05/10/17: » May Provider Council Agenda
» April Provider Council Minutes
05/04/17: » Uninsured SUD LABS
» Drug Testing – Laboratories - Uninsured
05/04/17: Residential SUD for Adults Provider Enrollment PT-54
05/03/17: » PT-50 Changes to Fee Schedule
» PT-50 and MAT Attestation
» SUD Fee Schedule eff. 5-15-17
05/02/17: SAVE-THE-DATE Beacon Health Options JUNE 2017 Regional Forums
05/01/17: Provider Council Meeting - May
05/01/17: » Provider Alert OMS DataMart Demonstration - Providers
» Spring 2017 Trainings - OMS Datamart for Providers
» Provider Alert OMS DataMart Demonstration – CSA/LAAs
» Spring 2017 Trainings - OMS Datamart for CSA-LAA
04/28/17: » OTP Rebundling eff May 15, 2017
» Maryland DHMH Combination of Substance Use Disorder Services eff. May 15, 2017
» SUD Fee Schedule eff. May 15, 2017
» SUD Matrix eff. May 15, 2017
04/28/17: Systems Availability for 5-6-17
04/18/17: Gambling and Substance Use Disorder Programs
04/18/17: Spring 2017-FQHC
04/17/17: Grievances and Appeals
04/14/17: » April Provider Council Agenda
» March Provider Council Minutes
04/06/17: Methadone Re-Bundling Training (Spring 2017)
04/06/17: Spring 2017 ProviderConnect Training Schedule
04/06/17: SUD IOP-ASAM Spring 2017 Lunch and Learn Training
03/30/17: Provider Council Meeting — April
03/20/17: Update on Beacon Authorization Time Frames
03/20/17: Systems Availability-3.24.17 ProviderConnect
03/10/17: » March Provider Council Agenda
» February Provider Council Minutes
03/02/17: Paper Claims Submission - Address Change
03/01/17: Systems Availability-3.4.17 ProviderConnect
02/24/17: Provider Council Meeting-March
02/22/17: » Beacon Health Options Service Grid
» Maryland Service Matrix eff 2-9-17
02/22/17: Systems Availability-2-25-17 IntelligenceConnect
02/08/17: Systems Availability-2-10-17 IntelligenceConnect
02/08/17: » February Provider Council Agenda
» January Provider Council Minutes
02/08/17: Systems Availability-2.10.17 ProviderConnect
02/02/17: Systems Availability for 2.4.17
02/01/17: » Nurse Practitioners in the PBHS
» COMAR Clarifications 04.16.08
» Nurse Practitioners in Group 07.20.07
» Nurse Practitioners in Group 12.26.06
02/01/17: Provider Council Meeting - February
02/01/17: Nurse Practioners in the PBHS
01/27/17: Requests for Authorization of Treatment Services
01/27/17: » Winter 2017 ProviderConnect Training Schedule
» OMS Interview Training
01/20/17: Systems Availability-IntelligenceConnect 2-10-17
01/20/17: » Clarification on Child and Adolescent Services
» Child and Adolescent Treatment Services
01/18/17: OMS Interview Training Dates
01/17/17: SUD Programs Census and Capacity Survey
01/12/17: January Provider Council Agenda
December Provider Council Minutes
01/09/17: Martin Luther King Closing
01/05/17: Provider Council Meeting - January
01/05/17: Balancing Incentive Program DLA-20 Training
12/29/16: Requested Services Screen Update
12/22/16: PT 50 Type of Care
12/22/16: Claims Payment Delay
12/16/16: Beacon Health Options 2016 Holiday Closures
12/13/16: Provider eNewsletter December 2016
12/13/16: System Availability for 12-16-16
12/12/16: Agreement to Cooperate Form
12/12/16: Behavioral Health Survey
12/09/16: Balancing Incentive Program DLA-20 Training
12/09/16: Maryland Datalink Update
12/08/16: CSA-LAA Grant to FFS Training
12/08/16: Additional December Training Opportunities
12/01/16: System Availability for 12-03-16
11/28/16: » December Provider Council Meeting
» SUD Programs Grant to FFS
11/21/16: Autism Registration Form
11/16/16: Thanksgiving Closing
11/07/16: » Introduction to ABA Services w/Survey
» Save-the-Date Beacon Health Options 2016 Regional Forums
11/03/16: System Availability for 11-05-16
11/02/16: PRP Concurrent Auth Schedule
11/02/16: IOP Authorization Change
11/01/16: November Provider Council Meeting-Cancelled
11/01/16: Veterans Day Closed
10/26/16: ICD-10 Changes for 10-1-16
10/25/16: School Services
10/19/16: Updated Fall 2016 Provider Connect Training Schedule
10/19/16: OMS for OMT
10/13/16: » October Provider Council Agenda
» September Provider Council Minutes
» October Provider Council Issues
10/07/16: Supported Employment NPI-MA#
10/04/16: Fall 2016 Provider Connect Training Schedule
10/03/16: October Provider Council Meeting
09/30/16: » PBHS Rate Update
» New PMHS Reimbursement Schedule EM Update Eff. 10-1-16, Updated 9-2-16
» Copy of SUD Fee Schedule Eff. 10-1-16
» MDRN Fee Schedule Eff. 10-1-16
09/30/16: OTPs Using OMS
09/29/16: Reg Requirements for Comm Based BH Prgms and Srvcs
09/29/16: System Availability for 10-01-2016
09/22/16: Balancing Incentive Prgm DLA-20 Training
09/19/16: System Availability for 9-23-2016
09/15/16: Approval of Accrediting Body – Council of Accreditation
09/13/16: NPI-Medicaid Number Provider Claims Training
09/09/16: » OMS for OTPs
» OMS FOR OTPS Training Calendar
09/08/16: » OTP Reimbursement Re-bundling Initiative
» OTP Re-bundling One Page
09/08/16: Systems Availability for 9-10-16
09/02/16: » Final Billing Notice
» NPI-Medicaid Number Provider Claims Training
08/31/16: September Provider Council Meeting
08/24/16: Substance Use Disorder IOP MNC Criteria
08/19/16: Application Process Steps for Accreditation-Based Licenses
08/11/16: » August Provider Council Agenda
» July Provider Council Minutes
08/11/16: OMS AND OTP
08/04/16: August Provider Council Meeting
08/01/16: Systems Availability for 8.6.16
08/01/16: Provider Billing Notice - Reminder
07/29/16: Provider Email Address Update Reminder
07/27/16: Maryland Medicaid Website Survey
07/07/16: Release of Information Form for Audit
07/07/16: BHO ProviderConnect Systems Update
07/07/16: » July Provider Council Agenda
» Provider Council June Minutes
07/07/16: BHO ProviderConnect Systems Issue
07/06/16: Summer 2016 ProviderConnect Training Schedule
07/05/16: System Availability for 07-09-2016
07/05/16: Provider Summary Voucher Issue
07/01/16: » Updated SUD Fee Schedule Provider Alert
» Updated SUD Fee Schedule Eff. 07-01-16
06/29/16: » Exception Requests for Uninsured
» Uninsured Registration Form
» Copy of FPL with 138% for 2016
» Copy of LAA Listing for 7-1-16 Grant Change
06/29/16: System Availability for 07-02-16
06/24/16: Provider Council Meeting July 2016
06/24/16: Therapeutic Behavioral Services
06/24/16: Fourth of July Closing
06/23/16: Behavioral Health Fee Schedule Updates
06/23/16: New PMHS Reimbursement Schedule EM Update Eff. 07-01-16, UPDATED 05-17-16
06/23/16: SUD Fee Schedule Eff. 7-01-16
06/23/16: Updated PRP Billing Cascade Eff. 07-01-16
06/23/16: Fee for Service SUD Process for Eight Jurisdictions
06/22/16: Zubsolv Change Over Information
06/22/16: Authorization and Payment for 8-507 Grant Program
06/21/16: System Availability for 6-24-16
06/13/16: Provider Training Survey
06/13/16: Improving Business Practices Training Survey Cover Sheet
06/10/16: Clarification of OTP Regulation
06/10/16: Updated Training Calendar for Grants to FFS
06/10/16: Telehealth Provider Alert
06/10/16: Update Training Schedule for Grant to FFS
06/03/16: Update of COMAR
06/03/16: Transition to FFS Revised
06/03/16: SUD-Uninsured-Grant Funded Ind Revised
06/03/16: COB-Jurisdictions Moving Uninsured Pymts to BHO
06/02/16: June Provider Council Meeting
05/31/16: System Availability for 6-4-16
05/25/16: Buprenorphine Prescribing Change
05/25/16: Lunch and Learn Webinars
05/25/16: Lunch and Learn Schedule
05/24/16: RRP Treatment Process Change
05/23/16: Balance Incentive Program Training Update
05/23/16: Memorial Day
05/16/16: Balancing Incentive Program
05/13/16: Release of Request for Expression of Interest
05/09/16: Rebundling Proposal
05/04/16: May Provider Council Meeting
05/02/16: System Availability for 05-07-16
04/29/16: Overdose Response Program – Naloxone Training
04/29/16: SUD and Uninsured-Grant Funded Individuals
04/28/16: Transition to Fee for Service
04/28/16: SUD Data Dictionary
04/28/16: Accreditation Reference Grid
Behavioral Health Program Description-CARF Reference Grid
04/27/16: Consumer Perception of Care Survey
04/27/16: 2016 Provider Survey
04/27/16: SUD Programs Authorization and Billing Issues
04/25/16: Approval of Accrediting Body
04/14/16: IntelligenceConnect System Enhancements
04/06/16: Spring 2016 Provider Connect Training Schedule
04/06/16: Retroactive Authorization Requests - Reminder
04/04/16: System Availability for 4-9-16
03/30/16: April Provider Council Meeting
03/28/16: System Availability for 04-01-16
03/22/16: Clarification to Post Enrollment Site Visit
03/22/16: Medicare Consumers in SUD Treatment
03/14/16: RTC Treatment Form
03/04/16: Release of Information-ROI Update
03/01/16: March Provider Council Meeting
02/26/16: Technology Readiness Survey
02/09/16: Provider Capacity Survey
02/05/16: System Availability for 02-06-16
02/03/16: Provider Council Meeting
01/21/16: » SAMSHAs CCBHC Planning Grant
» CCBHC Request for Expression of Interest
01/21/16: Internet Explorer 11 & ProviderConnect Compatibility
01/15/16: PRP Authorization Schedule
01/13/16: MLK Day Closing
01/07/16: Winter 2016 ProviderConnect Training Schedule