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For providers that may be adding behavioral health services to a primary care practice, you’ll need to be sure you’re getting reimbursed for these new services. That means knowing what you can bill for, learning a web of new codes and numbers, identifying which staff can be reimbursed for providing these services, and training staff to code services appropriately. National Council is inviting primary care providers and their behavioral health partners to join integration experts from primary care centers for a webinar on the practical ins and outs of billing for behavioral health services, to a variety of third-party payers, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Participants need to be ready to discuss the menu of billing options available that can match your center’s needs. After this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify billing options for integrated behavioral health services;
  • Ask questions to identify if Medicaid and Medicare numbers are appropriately linked to the mental health services provided; and
  • Employ tips for working with clinical and billing staff at the same time.

This webinar will be held on Monday, June 6, at 2:00 pm. Practitioners and providers can register here.

RCPA will now distribute information on integrated health care. RCPA INFOS and ALERTS will cover research, delivery and training models, policy issues, and other topics that will inform our members (and their physical health care partners) about collaborative, integrated, and co-located health care. To subscribe to this distribution list, select this link and check “Integrated Care.” This will add to your existing email preference selections.

CCBHCs will transform how behavioral health care is financed and reimbursed. As states and providers embark on this transformation, they face many questions, including:

  • How do we decide which prospective payment methodology to use – and what will its impact on behavioral health providers be?
  • How will we finance the state’s contribution?
  • How do state licensure and CCBHC certification requirements intersect?


Clearly understanding the unique financial opportunities and challenges associated with CCBHCs is a key ingredient to a successful implementation. This webinar will provide attendees with straightforward explanations of hot topics related to CCBHC financing and reimbursement. Our expert presenters will translate the current SAMHSA and CMS guidance to ensure all attendees are familiar with the relevant federal instructions and guidance.


The webinar will focus on the following topics:

  1. Prospective Payment Systems: explanation of the principles of PPS1 and PPS2 and overview of challenges identified in each approach, including a deep dive into the costs that go into your payment rate;
  2. Certification vs Licensure: clarification of the difference between certification and licensure and explanation of federal guidance on this point; and
  3. State Financing Strategies: description of state level financing mechanisms for their share of the Medicaid match, including the use of Certified Public Expenditures.



Date: Monday, March 28, 3:00 pm EDT

Presenters: Steve Kohler, senior manager, McBee Associates, Inc.; Steve Rosenberg, president, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services; Dan Mistak, general counsel, Community Oriented Correctional Health ServicesSusannah Vance Gopalan, partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP.  Register here.