COVID-19 Information

9/9/2020

Provider Alert #26: Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) Updates to Documentation Signature Requirements During COVID-19


8/27/2020

Ambulatory Bridge Payment Upcoming Timeline


8/20/2020

OMHSAS Guidance on Masks, Screening and Handwashing 


8/17/2020 

OMHSAS PHE Regulations Suspension Memo and Chart


8/14/2020

Important Update for Providers Participating in Alternative Payment Arrangements (APA)


8/11/2020

Ambulatory APA Reconciliation Methodology


7/21/2020

Ambulatory Bridge Payment Upcoming Timeline


7/14/2020

Additional Information on APA Models: APA Bridge Payment


7/2/2020

New FAQ: General Clinical


6/22/2020

Update to APA Continuation posted 6/19/2020


6/19/2020

Update: APA Continuation


6/15/2020

New FAQ: Operational


6/10/2020 

Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others: Social Connectedness and Compassion and Mindful Self-Care During Stressful Times


6/1/2020

Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others: Healthy Eating in Stressful Times


5/28/2020

Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others: A Good Night's Sleep with Proper Sleep Hygiene 


5/26/2020

New: Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others - a webinar series in recognition of Mental Health Month


5/22/2020

New FAQs: APA Bridge Payment - PRTF


5/13/2020

New Provider Alert: Notifying Community Care When Invoking "Flex Bed" Approach Due to COVID-19

New and Updated FAQs: APA (ambulatory, IPMH, SUD) | BHRS/IBHS | General Clinical | Operational


5/7/2020

New Provider Alert: COVID-19 Billing Requirements

OMHSAS Updates


4/30/2020

New: APA Bridge Payment IPMH and Residential SUD Services FAQs and Upcoming Timeline


4/23/2020

OMHSAS COVID-19 Reporting Form

Providing Treatment: Helpful Tools for Community-Based Service Providers


4/21/2020

New Provider Alerts  

Providing Treatment: Community Care Guidelines for Community-Based Service Delivery


4/16/2020

New FAQs: APA Bridge Payment


4/9/2020

APA Bridge Payment: Survey 


4/7/2020

Provider APA Update: In an effort to achieve greater consistency for providers across Pennsylvania, Community Care in collaboration with its county partners is updating our APA Ambulatory Bridge Payment Model to align with a common feature of APAs across the Commonwealth. Read more.


4/6/2020

Resources in Spanish from the PA Department of Health: Información en español


4/2/2020

New FAQs: APA Bridge Payment | BHHP


4/1/2020

Provider APA Update: For providers participating in the Ambulatory Provider Bridge Payment APA, please be advised of several updates from Community Care and a reminder to providers regarding the completion and return of the provider survey, which accompanied the contract amendment pertaining to this ambulatory provider APA. Read more.


3/31/2020

New FAQs: CSBBH


3/27/2020

Provider APA Update: Please be aware that providers participating in the APA bridge payment can expect to see the first payment the week of March 30, 2020. Detailed reports to allow providers to understand the payment by contract and service type will be forthcoming. Thank you again for your continued commitment to meeting the needs of members during this challenging time.


3/25/2020

New FAQs: Billing | BHRS/IBHS | DocumentationGeneral ClinicalOperational


3/24/2020 

Providing Treatment: SUD information


3/20/2020

Provider Bridge Payment APA

COVID-19 FAQs for Providers


3/19/2020

Telehealth Best Practice Guidelines


3/15/2020

Effective March 15, 2020, Community Care will cover telehealth, including telephonic services, throughout the COVID-19 national state of emergency. Providers must clearly document the mode of communication and maintain all documentation requirements for services rendered. Providers may begin to offer telehealth services immediately for any/all services as a means to continue to offer behavioral health services to HealthChoices members during the COVID-19 crisis. Providers should review details and instructions regarding the delivery of telehealth services during the COVID-19 crisis outlined in Provider Alert #4. Please also see Provider Alert #5 regarding submission of clinical information and sending secure emails during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Providers are encouraged to check this website for further information and updates on COVID-19, and to reference information published by CDC.