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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 the Behavioral Health Enrollee Survey for 2021.
The purpose of the survey is to assess enrollee perception of the quality of state-funded mental health and substance use disorder treatment services they receive.
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 2020.
- Enrollees will be asked to complete the survey online or by telephone (mail surveys are available if requested.)
- The survey is voluntary and the information collected will be kept completely confidential. All data will be reported in group form so that no one will see information that can identify individual enrollees.
HCA would like to ask that you urge your network providers to encourage behavioral health enrollees to take advantage of this opportunity by participating in the survey when it becomes available.
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.
- BHDS provider reporting tool
- 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.