Coronavirus Bulletins

CBH Bulletin 20-27: Continuation of COVID-19 Alternative Payment Arrangement (APA)

CBH Bulletin 20-26: Community Residential Rehabilitation Host Home 

CBH Bulletin 20-24: Modified Utilization Review

CBH Bulletin 20-22: Residential Treatment Facility Admission Enhancement (Revised October 26, 2020)

CBH Bulletin 20-17: Return to Fee-for-Service Funding Approach from the COVID-19 Alternative Payment Arrangement (APA) (published August 31, 2020)

CBH Bulletin 20-09: Temporary Suspension of Utilization Review (REVISED June 10, 2020)

CBH Bulletin 20-08: COVID-19 Response: Alternative Payment Arrangement (UPDATED April 3, 2020)

CBH Bulletin 20-07: Third-Party Liability (TPL) and Place of Service for Services Delivered via Telehealth Platforms (REVISED May 15, 2020)

CBH Bulletin 20-06: Requests for Children’s Community-Based Services (published March 24, 2020)

DDAP Bulletin 01-20: Use of Telehealth for Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services Funded by the Single County Authority

OMHSAS Status Update for Behavioral Health Telehealth Expansion (published March 20, 2020)

OMHSAS Bulletin, March 15, 2020: Telehealth Guidelines Related to COVID-19

CBH Bulletin 20-05: Delivery of BHRS Services During School Closures Due to COVID-19 (Updated March 16, 2020)

2020

Bulletin 20-28: Provider Policy Around the Administration of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Bulletin 20-25 Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization for Pregnant Members (Revised: November 12, 2020)

Bulletin 20-23 Crisis Response Center (CRC) 23-Hour Stabilization Bed Pilot

Bulletin 20-21 Post Payment Recoveries Timeline Updated

Bulletin 20-20 Significant Incident Reporting 

Bulletin 20-19 Clinical Guidelines and Related Provider Requirements 

Bulletin 20-18 Billing for Covered Days in Per Diem Levels of Care (REVISED September 24, 2020)

Bulletin 20-16 Clinical Guidelines and Related Provider Requirements

Bulletin 20-15 Social Security Death Master File

Bulletin 20-14 Provider Timely Access to Treatment

Bulletin 20-13 Retirement of Obsolete Levels of Care (LOC)

Bulletin 20-12 Retirement of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) Levels of Care (LOC)

Bulletin 20-11 Transition from Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) and School Therapeutic Services (STS) to Regionalized Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

Bulletin 20-10 Updated Written Order Letter and Authorization Timeframes

Bulletin 20-04 Changes to the Requirements for Acute Inpatient Mental Health Worker

Bulletin 20-03 BHRS Assessment and Initial Treatment Authorization During the Transition to IBHS

Bulletin 20-02 Progress Monitoring for Individuals Receiving Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

Bulletin 20-01 Amendment to Bulletin 18-07 (CRC and D&A Data Reporting)

December 12, 2019, IBHS Bulletins and Attachments:

Bulletin 19-22 Changes to Mobile Mental Health Treatment Levels of Care Effective January 1, 2020

Bulletin 19-21 Mental Health and Substance Use Outpatient Treatment Providers Access Forms

Bulletin 19-20 Changes in Credentialing for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Bulletin 19-19 Changes in Laboratory Testing Coverage for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and Serum Clozapine Level

Bulletin 18-06 (Amendment) Expanding Capacity for Withdrawal Management in Residential Drug and Alcohol Levels of Care and Crisis Response Centers

Bulletin 19-18 Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Allowable Diagnosis Codes

Bulletin 19-17 Updates to PRTF and RTF Referral Process: Pre-Admission Interview Requirement

Bulletin 19-16 Business Rules Implementation – Place of Service Limits 200 Levels of Care

Bulletin 19-15 Provider Preventable Medical Conditions

Bulletin 19-14 Prior Authorization Requirement Waived for Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Peer Specialist Services

Bulletin 19-13 Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) Incentive Program

Bulletin 19-12 Children’s Mobile Intervention Services (CMIS) Reimbursement

Bulletin 19-11 BHRS Standard and Non-Standard Level of Care Rate Increases

Bulletin 19-10 Non-Standard Level of Care Rate Increase

Bulletin 19-09 Standard Rate Level of Care Rate Increase

Bulletin 19-08 Business Rules Implementation – Place of Service Limits, 375 Levels of Care

Bulletin 19-07 Supplement to the Manual for Review of Provider Personnel Files (SMRPPF) Update

Bulletin 19-06 Business Rules Implementation – Diagnoses Limits

Bulletin 19-05 Tobacco Use and Treatment Data Capture

Bulletin 19-04 Packet Exemption for Children’s Community Based Levels of Care

Bulletin 19-03 CBE/R Guidelines

Bulletin 19-02 Tobacco Recovery and Wellness Initiative: Requirements for Outpatient-Based Providers

Bulletin 19-01 Front-Ends Claims Edits

Bulletin 18-24 Tobacco-Free Policy Implementation Update

Bulletin 18-23 ICD Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Allowable International Classification of Diseases-10-Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) Codes

Bulletin 18-22 Prescriber Rate Increase

Bulletin 18-21 BCBA Rate Increase

Bulletin 18-20 Prior Authorization Requirement Waived for Drug and Alcohol Partial Hospitalization (2A)

Bulletin 18-19 15-day Initial Authorization for 3B

Bulletin 18-18 New Credentialing Manual

Bulletin 18-17 Self-Auditing Process for CBH Providers

Bulletin 18-16 Changes in Credentialing of Independent Practitioners and Group Practice

Bulletin 18-15 Social Determinants of Health Data Capture — Amended

Bulletin 18-14 PRTF/ RTF Interview Requirement and Reimbursement

Bulletin 18-13 Update to Significant Incident Reporting Process 

Bulletin 18-12 Clinical Guidelines

Bulletin 18-11 Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Providers Access Forms

Bulletin 18-10 Supplement to the Manual for Review of Provider Personnel Files

Bulletin 18-09 Diagnostic Laboratory Services in Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment 

Overview of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Bulletins 18-06, 18-07, 18-08

Bulletin 18-08 Prior Authorization Requirement Waived for Medically Monitored Residential Care (Level 3B)

Bulletin 18-07 Requirement for All Crisis Response Centers (CRCs) and Drug and Alcohol Licensed Providers to Establish Protocols to Assist Individuals in Accessing Evidence-Based Treatment, Including Medication-Assisted Treatment

Bulletin 18-06 Expanding Capacity for Withdrawal Management in Residential Drug and Alcohol Levels of Care and Crisis Response Centers

Bulletin 18-05 Per Diem Substance Use Treatment Providers Documentation Requirements

Bulletin 18-04 Level of Care Code Changes: BSC, Lead Clinician, FBA, and ASD-related Services

Bulletin 18-03 TCA Urine Screening Prior Authorization

Bulletin 18-02 Compliance Policies and Procedures

Bulletin 18-01 Billing Changes for Outpatient Drug and Alcohol