RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


MA Bulletins Discontinue Kirk T. Reporting; OMAP Issues BHRS Provider Handbook
November 23, 2004

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) has posted Medical Assistance (MA) bulletins announcing the following information to its web site:

In fee-for-service regions (MA Bulletin #08-04-06)

  • the discontinuation of the requirement that provider behavioral health rehabilitation services reports be submitted with requests for prior authorization of therapeutic staff support services under the fee-for-service delivery system. This bulletin renders obsolete MA Bulletin #01-01-06 et al. Revision to Prior Authorization of Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) Services, issued June 1, 2001.

In HealthChoices regions (MA Bulletin #08-04-05)

  • the discontinuation of the reporting requirement for HealthChoices contractors that were set forth in MA Bulletin #00-01-01 regarding three behavioral health rehabilitation services, mobile therapy, behavioral specialist consultant, and therapeutic staff support.

BHRS Provider Handbook

The new bulletins are effective January 1, 2005.

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