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HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that becomes effective on April 14, 2003 and will significantly affect Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) providers and Members.

HIPAA aims to protect a patient's personal health information and provide increased access to medical records. In addition, the law improves access to long-term care services, promotes the use of medical savings accounts, and confronts fraud and abuse in health care.

As a result of this law, providers must determine their compliance with HIPAA requirements and modify their business operations accordingly. Please contact hipaa@masspartnership.com if you have questions or concerns about HIPAA.

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Link SymbolThird Party Liability (TPL) FAQs
 Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about MBHP's Provider Alert #126 regarding Third Party Liability.

Link SymbolExpedited Authorization Website
 An Expedited Authorization and Mental Status Update website is available for all eligible Emergency Service Program providers starting June 1, 2012: please click here to connect.

Link SymbolMBHP has gone Green!
 Notices of new routine authorizations, and the letters themselves, are available at the MBHP/ValueOptions online provider portal ProviderConnect. Letters related to adverse actions or denials continue to be sent through the mail. To hear a previously presented training on the authorization letter Go Green program click here.

Link SymbolChildren's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)
 Please click here for information, including performance specifications, for Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) services.

Link SymbolFile Electronic Claims
 Learn more about the advantages of submitting electronic claims.

Link SymbolRights for Your Members
 Information on rights, appeals, and grievances for your Members

Link SymbolContact MBHP
 We're here to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Link SymbolMassHealth Provider Services Department
 1-800-841-2900
Primary Care referral sources, community resources, and acute and Urgent Care Services Facilities

 

 

 

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