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Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) a Covered Service as of 10/1/15

Effective October 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) will cover ABA services to youth under the age of 21 years enrolled in MassHealth Standard and CommonHealth through Early Prevention Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) and to children under the age of 19 enrolled in MassHealth Family Assistance. Please click the links for the ABA Provider Alerts, Performance Specifications, Medical Necessity Criteria, and ABA provider search (search for Applied Behavior Analysis in the contracted services search function). You can also find information on provider training for the authorization and billing process.

ICD-10 Information

Beacon Health Options hosted a webinar that gave an overview of the ICD-10 timeline and upcoming changes to help our provider community prepare for the October 1, 2015 transition. Visit the Events and Trainings page to download the presentation or read the May Beacon Health Options provider newsletter for more information. For questions on the implementation of ICD-10, please read the ICD-10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

FAQ Addendum for Southeast Region ESP RFR

September 2, 2015 - With the release of the revised Appendix V on August 12, 2015, and the revised timeline, MBHP indicated that bidders could submit additional questions about the bid solicitation until August 21, 2015. During that time, MBHP received five (5) additional questions. The FAQ Addendum has been posted on the ESP RFR web page.>

Provider Connection Newsletter

We are working to update the Provider Connection newsletter to make it more useful to you - if you have any feedback or content suggestions, we'd love to hear from you! E-mail us