COVID-19-Related Bulletins (2020-2021)

CBH Bulletin 21-14: Delay of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Value Based Payment (VBP) (Case Rate) Arrangement

CBH Bulletin 21-11: Continuation of COVID-19 Alternative Payment Arrangement (APA)

CBH Bulletin 21-09: COVID-19 Alternative Payment Arrangement (APA) Increase

CBH Bulletin 21-06: Transition Plan for COVID-19 Alternative Payment Arrangement (APA)

CBH Bulletin 21-04: Claims Amnesty Period

CBH Bulletin 21-02: Continuation of COVID-19 Alternative Payment Arrangement

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

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

2020 Bulletins

CBH Provider Bulletin 20-33: Requirement for All Hospital-based Psychiatry Providers to Have Capability to Provide MOUD to Individuals with OUD Who Require Hospital-based Care

Bulletin 20-32: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) Performance Standards Update

Bulletin 20-31: Termination of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) Levels of Care

Bulletin 20-30: Documentation Requirements – Independent Practitioner Guidelines

Bulletin 20-29: Clinical Guidelines for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

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)

2019 Bulletins
2018 Bulletins

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