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Contractor and provider resources
This page contains billing and contract resources for behavioral health contractors, providers, and partners.
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The Health Care Authority (HCA) will partner with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) at Washington State University to conduct a survey for behavioral health providers. The survey is an opportunity for BH treatment agencies to let us know about their agency, the improvement efforts they are currently undertaking, and the diversity of their behavioral health clinical staff.
- A survey link was sent via US mail to all behavioral health agencies on Thursday, December 9. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.
The Health Care Authority (HCA) will partner with the Social and Economic Science Research Center (SESRC) at Washington State University to conduct the behavioral health enrollee survey for 2021.
Who is invited to participate in the survey?
- SESRC will invite a random sample of enrollees who received outpatient behavioral health services between May and October of 2020.
- Enrollees will be asked to complete the survey online or by telephone (US mail surveys are available if requested.)
- The survey is voluntary, and the information collected will be kept confidential. All data will be reported in group form so that no identifying data will be available.
HCA would like network providers to encourage their patients to participate in the survey.
The BHDS incorporates integrated behavioral health and substance abuse data, storage, and supporting reporting functions. It also 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 state and federal reporting requirements related to funding.
- Guidance on closing service and authorizations (effective 6/25/2020)
- BHDS supplemental data FAQ
- Behavioral Health Data System (BHDS) data guide
The Global Assessment of Individual Needs-Short Screener (GAIN-SS) is a evidence-based, five-minute screening tool for general populations to identify clients who have one or more behavioral health disorders.