Programs & services

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Behavioral health and recovery

Apple Health clients have access to behavioral health services (mental health and substance use disorder treatment), including crisis services, short-term mental health treatment, and inpatient psychiatric services.

Are you interested in providing behavioral health services to residents of Washington through Apple Health (Medicaid)?

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Behavioral health covered services

All behavioral health services are covered by:

  • Apple Health managed care plans, or
  • Apple Health Behavioral Health Services Only, or
  • Apple Health coverage without a managed care plan (also known as fee-for-service).

Billing resources

Behavioral health integration in primary care

SSB 5779 passed in the 2017 legislative session. The purpose of SSB 5779 is to promote efforts towards bidirectional behavioral health and primary care integration. One component of this bill requires the Health Care Authority to review payment codes related to primary care and behavioral health, create, and publish a matrix.

The project has been divided into three phases of code matrix creation. The intention of the matrix is to provide information to providers for successful reimbursement. Each matrix will be posted on the website as they are completed. A proposed implementation plan will be developed by the end of 2017. Please note that there are no changes in coding procedures at this time.