Medicaid modernizes behavioral health reimbursement
Source: Office of Health Transformation
The Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services released new Medicaid billing codes and prices for behavioral health services. The new codes are estimated to generate an additional $38 million annually in payments to behavioral health providers. The new codes align with national health care payment standards that support coordination of benefits and integrate behavioral and physical health care. Provider agencies may voluntarily transition to the new code set beginning January 1, 2017, and all providers must use the new code set after June 30, 2017.