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Contractor and provider resources

This page contains a variety of behavioral health resources for contractors, providers, and partners.

Important: Effective July 1, 2018, licensing and certification of behavioral health agencies and the Directory of Certified Behavioral Health Services moved to the Department of Health (DOH). Visit the DOH Behavioral Health Agencies page for more information.

    For MCOs and BH-ASOs

      BHDS: a new reporting tool

      Washington State is moving from a fee-for-service (FFS) to a managed care model for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services. As a part of this move, the Health Care Authority (HCA) developed and implemented the BHDS to incorporate integrated behavioral health and substance abuse data, storage, and supporting reporting functions.

      The BHDS includes data from two legacy systems:

      • The Treatment and Assessment Reports Generation Tool (TARGET), covering SUD clients and services.
      • The Mental Health Consumer Information System (MH-CIS), covering community mental health clients and services.

      BHDS data guide

      The data guide contains reporting requirements for managed care organizations (MCOs) and behavioral health-administrative services organizations (BH-ASOs) to meet the Health Care Authority’s (HCA) Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery’s (DBHR) state and federal reporting requirements related to funding.

      Transition resources

      For fee-for-service (FFS) treatment

      For substance use prevention

      System for Communicating Outcomes, Performance and Evaluation (SCOPE)

      SCOPE is a reporting tool that allows you to run both mental health and substance use related reports based on the CIS and TARGET data.

      SCOPE gives users several analysis tools and features:

      • Charting: after generating custom tables in the analyzer, most of you have the option of viewing the results as a chart. Vertical or horizontal bar charts, grouped bar charts, and line plots are all available.
      • Saved queries: for routine monitoring, many of you run the same query month after month as the data is updated. SCOPE allows you to save queries and rerun them with a single click of a mouse.
      • Expanded access: regardless of your role in the treatment system, if you are a registered user of SCOPE you will be able to generate results for the state as a whole, any county or BHO in the state, and any treatment agency. To protect patient confidentiality, if you are generating results for a county or agency you are not associated with, the results will be rounded to the nearest multiple of five.