Behavioral Health Rates Medicaid State Plan Amendment 20-0003 Public Notice

Fri, 01/10/2020

Notice:  Behavioral Health Rates Medicaid State Plan Amendment 20-0003 Public Notice is now available online.

Description:  The Health Care Authority intends to submit Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0003 in order to implement certain directives in Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 5779, signed by the Governor on May 5, 2017. SSB 5779 directs HCA to promote “bidirectional integration,” which means integrating behavioral health services into primary care settings and primary care services into behavioral health settings. SPA 20-0003 will assist bidirectional integration by increasing rates paid for certain medically necessary behavioral health services provided to eligible clients in a primary care setting.