Intensive Behavioral Health Services

Providers should consult the following Memorandum and COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Suspended Regulations List.

Providers are encouraged to check the Department of Human Services’ IBHS website for up-to-date information, including but not limited to:

OMHSAS has released Medical Necessity Guidelines for IBHS. Bulletin and Guidelines for each service type:

Community Care is providing the following video and companion slide deck about our IBHS Authorization Process:

Community Care has released the following IBHS Provider Alerts:

Some providers have requested guidance regarding Coordination Agreements. In general, coordination agreements should include the following content:

  • A heading with the name of the agency that is requesting the agreement
  • Physical Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Email address
  • Purpose
  • Terms of the agreement
  • The time frame for the agreement
  • Signatures of both parties
  • The date that the form was created

Community Care and county partners are working closely with current BHRS providers to facilitate the transition to IBHS. Please contact your Provider Representative when you are ready to bill for IBHS.

IBHS Provider FAQ

Transition from BHRS to IBHS: Best Practice Evaluations to Written Orders