​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2021 Behavioral Health Information Notices


 
​No.
Is​sued
​Subject​ ​Date
​​21-075​​
​Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Requirements for the Period of 2022 – 2026​
​12/17/2021
21-074
CalAIM Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Program (BHQIP)
​12/10/2021
21-073
Criteria for beneficiary access to Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS), medical necessity and other coverage requirements​
​12/10/2021
21-072
​County of Responsibility for Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS)and Arbitration Between Mental Health Plans (MHPs)
​12/9/2021​
​21-071
​Medical Necessity Determination and Level of Care Determination Requirements for Drug ​Medi-Cal (DMC) Treatment Program Services
​12/3/2021
​21-070
​Temporary COVID-19 Emergency Increased Administrative Day Rate for Fee-For-Service/Medi-Cal Hospitals for Fiscal Year 2020-21​
​12/3/2021
​21-069
​Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Cost Settlements for Fiscal Years (FY) 2014-15 and 2015-16 
​12/3/2021
​​21-068
​Supplemental Claims for County Administrative and Quality Assurance & Utilization Review (QA/UR) Costs under the Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) and Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) programs
​12/3/2021
​​21-067
Supersedes BHIN 21-010. Fiscal Year 2020-21 Cost Report Policy 
​10/29/2021
​21-066
​Clarification Regarding the Submissions of Drug Medi-Cal Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP) Cost Reports
​10/08/2021
​21-065
​Medicare Opioid Treatment Coverage for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries
​11/3/2021
​21-064
​Regional Average Rates For Non-Contract Psychiatric Inpatient Hospitals For Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22
​10/08/2021
​21-063
​Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Postservice Postpayment (PSPP) Utilization Review, Disallowed Service Billing Lines, and Recoupment Policy 
​11/10/2021
21-062

​Claiming for Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Qualified Individual (QI) and Aftercare Costs in Short Doyle Medi-Cal (SDMC)
​9/30/2021
​​21-061
​FFPSA Part IV Aftercare Requirements 
​9/30/2021
​21-060

​Assessments by a Qualified Individual (QI) for placements in Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs) under the Requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and Assem​bly Bill (AB) 153 (Chapter 86, Statutes of 2021)
​9/30/2021
21-059Allocation of Funding for Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services, State Fiscal Year 2021-22 Governor’s Approved Budget, v2.0 ​9/22/2021
21-058

​Claiming for Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Services
​9/17/2021
21-057

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Allocation and Methodology for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22

9/17/2021
21-056
​Ongoing Compliance Monitoring Activities
​9/14/2021
21-055​​

​Family First Prevention Services Act Implementation in California
9/8/2021​
​21-054​​
​Clarification of Mental Health Plan (MHP) responsibility for treatment of beneficiaries with mental health conditions after COVID-19 infection​
​9/2/2021
21-05​3​​

​Supersedes BHIN 20-061​ Annual Review Protocol for Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) and Other Funded Services for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
​12/​3/2021
​21-052
Reimbursement of Specialty Mental Health and Drug Medi-Cal Administrative Costs Effective July 1 2021​​
​8/20/2021
​21-0​50​
​Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2022 Annual Program Review
​8/16/2021
​21-049
​FY 21-22 SPA and MAT Rates
​8/16/2021
21-048
​Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC- ODS) Treatment Perception Survey (TPS)
​8/12/2021
21-047
​Telehealth guidance for specialty mental health services and substance use disorder treatment services in Medi-Cal
​10/06/2021

​​21-046E
​Updated guidance for behavioral health programs regarding COVID-19 public health emergency flexibilities ​
​​3/25/2022
21-046

Supersedes BHIN 20-009​ ​Updated guidance for behavioral health programs regarding COVID-19 public health emergency flexibilities

​8/09/2021
21-045

Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Peer Support Services Implementation Fiscal Plan Guide

​7/29/2021
21-044
​Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Program (BH-QIP) Start-Up Funds
​7/29/2021
21-043

Updated 8/6/2021: Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Verification, Testing and Masking for Behavioral Health Facility Workers

​8/6/2021
21-042Mental Health Services Act Revenue and Expenditure Report for Fiscal Year 2020-21 ​7/26/2021
​21-041​
​Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Program Implementation
​​7/22/2021
21-040

Extended MHSA-related COVID-19 Flexibilities

​7/22/2021
21-039

Application for Certification of Social Rehabilitation Program Services DHCS 1734 and Application for Change in Certified Social Rehabilitation Program DHCS 1732

​7/21/2021
​21-038

​Reimbursement for Intensive Services for Foster Youth Returned from an Out of State Placement
​7/13/2021

21-037

Application for Renewal of Special Treatment Program Approval DHCS 1731

​7/9/2021
21-036

Special Treatment Program Form 1733 Submission Requirements

​7/9/2021
​21-034
Supersedes MHSUDS IN 15-015
Dispute Resolution Process Between Mental Health Plans and Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans 

​10/4/2021​
​21-033
Statewide Excessive Heat Alert ​7/7/2021
​21-032​​
​County of Responsibility and Reimbursement for Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) and Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery Systems (DMC-ODS) 
​7/8/2021
21-031
Social Rehabilitation Programs Notification of Change in Program Director
​6/29/2021​
​21-030
​Establishing a County Contract Rate in the Short Doyle-Medi-Cal​ Claiming and Payment System for FY 2021-22
​6/18/2021
21-029 Employment of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Psychiatric Health Facilities (PHFs) ​6/15/2021
​21-028 Southern California Excessive Heat Alert​6/11/2021
21-027​​
​Cost Allocation Policy for Mental Health Plans
​6/4/2021
21-026

​Instructions for Reporting Rates Negotiated for Psychiatric Inpatient Hospitals Services Contracts for FY 2021-22
​6/4/2021
21-025
Statewide Excessive Heat Alert​5/28/2021
​21-024
​Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) – Expanding Access to Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT, also known as medication-assisted treatment)​
​5/21/2021
​21-023
Supersedes BHIN 20-012 & MHSUDS IN 18-011​ 
​2021 Federal Network Certification Requirements for County Mental Health Plans (MHPs) and Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery Systems (DMC-ODS)​
​5/24/2021
21-022E

​Mental Health Services Act County Population

​9/16/2021
​21-021​​
Supersedes MHSUDS IN 16-042.  ​Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System – Updated Policy on Residential Treatment Limitations​
​5/14/2021
21-020​​
Supersedes MHSUDS IN 17-034​​. Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System – Clarification on Recovery Services​
​5/14/2021
​21-019
​Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System – Updated Policy on Medical Necessity and Level of Care
​5/14/2021
​21-0​​​18​
​Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP) Cost Report Forms 
​5/7/2021
21-016
​New Process for Requesting a Delay Reason Code (DRC) ​
​4/26/2021
21-01​5​​
​Mental Health Consumer Perception Survey Data Collection – June 21 – 25, 2021
​4/21/2021
21-014

Allocation of Funding for Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services, State Fiscal Year 2021-22 Governor’s Preliminary Budget, v1.0.

​4/2/2021
​21-013​​
Implementation of the ​Family Urgent Response System (FURS), County Mobile Response Joint Guidance from DHCS and CDSS for Current and Former Foster Children/Youth, Caregivers, and Claiming for Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services
​4/15/2021
21-012​Actions Against Unlicensed Facilities Providing Treatment Services: Implementation of SB 406​3/12/2021
21-011​
​County Contracts with Narcotic Treatment Programs and Cost Reimbursement
​2/26/2021
21-010​
Superseded by BHIN 21-067​. Fiscal Year 2019-20 Cost Report Policy
​2/26/2021
​21-009
Rescinded
​Tuberculosis (TB) Testing Requirement in Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Facilities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
​2/19/2021
​​21-008
​Federal Out-of-Network Requirements for Mental Health Plans​
​2/19/2021
21-007 Substance Use Block Grant Funding for HIV Testing and Early Intervention Services ​1/22/2021
21-006

​Fiscal Year 2020-21 Behavioral Health Subaccount Allocations

​1/22/2021
​21-005

​Non-Substantive Amendments to Title 22 Regulations Governing Psychiatric Health Facilities (PHFs)

​1/21/2021
​21-004

​Adult Residential Treatment Services (ARTS) in Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRCs): Exemption from Social Rehabilitation Program Certification Requirements

​1/21/2021
​21-003 Supersedes MHSUDS IN 14-004. ​​Telehealth for assessment of 72-hour involuntary detentions (5150 and 5151 assessments): Implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 3242​1/11/2021
21-002

​Use of SABG and MHBG Funds for Cost-Sharing Assistance for Private Health Insurance

​1/5/2021
​21-001

Updated 8/20/2021: ​Level of Care Designations/Certifications for AOD Treatment Facilities (Implementation of Senate Bill 823)

​8/20/2021

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