For CBH’s full webpage of COVID-19 information and resources, click here.


OMHSAS Status Update for Behavioral Health Telehealth

On March 15, OMHSAS provided guidance supporting broad use of telehealth to deliver behavioral health services in the community, including in homes. The guidance is based on the current allowable services in PA with additional flexibility that is aligned with CMS guidance. Since the expansion guidance was issued, OMHSAS has received over 1400 requests by providers who were provisionally approved to immediately initiate the expanded use of telehealth. Read the March 20 Status Update here.

CBH Notice: COVID-19 Response: Provider Payments—(Provider Advisory Committee FAQ Correction)

This CBH Notice replaces previously issued guidance reflected in the March 19, 2020,
Provider Advisory Committee FAQ Document. Read the March 21 Correction here.

SAMHSA COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance

In response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is providing this guidance to ensure that substance use disorder treatment services are uninterrupted during this public health emergency. Read SAMHSA Guidance here.

HHS FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA During COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights released FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. Read the FAQs here.

HHS Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth

Read the HHS Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency here.