I have emailed the slides that Dr. Ward is using. She did indeed send them to me....all the way back on Tuesday. My apologies for not having gotten them to you before now.
she is a doll!
Is there any consideration of Parent Child Interactional Therapy in for an enhanced reimbursement rate?
I am noting the questions that are coming in through the chat and will bring them up when Dr. Ward pauses.
Is IOP re: MH or SUD treatment or both?
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Enhancement is focused on MH IOP
How do you plan for us to be able to serve clients that are Medicare only or indigent in ACT teams?
When Crisis Intervention goes away on 11/30/21, what services should Emergency Services staff bill for pre-screening evaluations? Especiallly since assessment billing is limited to 2x/year?
Can you please share what current work you are engaging with MCOs to understand what CSUs provide. MCO have not understood and lumped us in with private providers that that they feel are abusing the billing. The same really applies with other crisis stabilization that CSBs are providing.
Our understanding is that we can only bill ACT at the base rate for the first 18 months. It looks like this will have negative revenue implications for us.
Keep the questions coming. I'm putting them in a word doc and will bring them up as soon as Dr. Ward takes a pause.
I'm going to have to join back in via phone. Thanks, MiMi
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Did the rate determination include the significant increase in administrative costs for CSBs to navigate six MCOs, different processes, and delays in reimbursement?
Will LMHP-e types be allowed to serve as a ACT Team Lead?
In the memo shared last week, under the 23 Hour Observation service, the final bullet states, “ 23-Hour Observation is a service provided within a Residential Crisis Stabilization Unit.” This is the first time we’ve seen this stated in this terminology. Can you clarify two things: 1. Is this accurate that you must operate a Residential Crisis Stab Unit to operate a 23-Hour Observation Unit? 2. If so, must the 23-Hour Unit be co-located with the Residential Unit?
Dr. Ward mentioned that DMAS is working to develop policies related to continuation of telehealth. Can you reassure or confirm that the plan is to allow for a continued Outpatient Therapy option for telehealth without interruption well after the public health emergency ends? Many of our clients have showed significant increases in engagement with that option.
i dont think all ES services will qualify for Mobile Crisis service?
For ACT, it appears that we might be getting oversight from 3 different entitities--DMAS, OL, and the outside contactor to assess fidelity(and for some of is there are accrediting bodies like CARF). The efforts to align expectations is appreciated, but is there a way that we could be accountable to one outside auditor/surveyor rather than multiple?
Can we identify representatives to participate in the IOP/PHP and ACT workgroups? If so, who is the point of contact to get the meeting information?
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Thank you all for inviting us today. I have a hard stop at 3:30 and need to jump!
thnak you so much for the masks!!!