The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has released updated Intensive Behavioral Health Service (IBHS) guidance bulletins. These bulletins are both effective beginning January 17, 2021; they provide information on the provision of one-to-one individual and applied behavior analysis (ABA) services in a licensed IBHS location as well as updates to the IBHS procedure codes. The full bulletins can be found below.
- Bulletin OMHSAS-21-02: Provision of One-to-One Intensive Behavioral Health Services in a Licensed Location
- Bulletin OMHSAS-21-02 Attachment A: Additional Information for Service Descriptions for IBHS Agencies that Intend to Provide One-to-One Services in a Center
- Bulletin OMHSAS-21-03: Updates to Procedure Codes for Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Agencies
- Bulletin OMHSAS-21-03 Attachment A: IBHS Agency Procedure Codes
RCPA will be reviewing these bulletins along with the RCPA IBHS Work Group to develop any needed response or clarification. If you have any questions or concerns related to these bulletins, please reach out via email to this contact or RCPA Children’s Division Director Jim Sharp.