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Behavioral Health Services Organizations and Residential Crisis Stabilization Units
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275 E. Main Street 4WG
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4456
Fax: (502) 564-9010

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BHSO Provider Type Application and Licensure Process

In 2014, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services created a new behavioral health provider type titled a Behavioral Health Services Organization (BHSO). To learn more about this provider type, please review the information below.

BHSO Webinar

Specific information detailing the BHSO provider type application and licensure process is available through two webinars held in January 2015 (geared towards a provider working in the substance use treatment field) and July 2014 (geared towards a provider working in the broad context of behavioral health). View these BHSO webinars by clicking on "January 2015" or "July 2014" under "BHSO Webinar" in the Related Links box.

Links to the helpful, detailed presentations used during the webinars are provided below.

January 2015 PowerPoint Presentations

July 2014 PowerPoint Presentations

BHSO Licensure Through the Office of Inspector General

To apply for initial licensure as a Behavioral Health Services Organization, applicants must submit the following to the Office of Inspector General:

  • An appropriate application for licensure is available on the Office of Inspector General Web page (see Related Links) under "Something New."
  • A check for $750 made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.
  • Proof of city or county Fire Marshal approval for the location where services will be provided. (The Fire Marshal's approval is considered current if received within the 12-month period prior to the date the OIG receives the licensure application.)

The licensure application, fee, and proof of Fire Marshal's approval must be submitted to:

Attn: Robin Rowe
Division of Health Care
Office of Inspector General
275 East Main Street, 5E-A
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621

For more specifics about the licensure process through the Office of Inspector General, please review the OIG's presentation above under "BHSO Webinar, January 2015 PowerPoint Presentations."

General Information on How to Become a Medicaid Behavioral Health Services Organization

  • Obtain a BHSO license from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Inspector General (see the information above under "BHSO Licensure Through the Office of Inspector General").
  • Enroll in the Medicaid Program, by fully and accurately completing a Medicaid provider agreement (MAP-811) and submitting it to the Department for Medicaid Services' provider enrollment branch (see the information below under "BHSO Provider Enrollment Through the Department for Medicaid Services").
  • Join the provider network of a managed care organization (MCO) by requesting to be credentialed by the MCO (see "MCO Information" in Related Links), and then fully and accurately complete a Medicaid provider agreement (MAP-811) and submit it to the Department for Medicaid Services (see the information below under Provider Enrollment Through the Department for Medicaid Services).

BHSO Provider Enrollment Through the Department for Medicaid Services

For more information about enrolling as a potential BHSO provider through the Department for Medicaid Services, please use the "Application Information" link below.

Regulations Related to BHSO

Below are links to regulations for both the Office of Inspector General and Department for Medicaid Services, as filed with the Legislative Research Commission.

Office of Inspector General

Department for Medicaid Services

Certificate of Need Deadlines for Residential Crisis Stabilization Units

Entities applying for licensure as a Residential Crisis Stabilization Unit must first obtain Certificate of Need (CON) approval under the nonsubstantive review process.

Pursuant to 900 KAR 6:060, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services has determined that the most appropriate batching cycle for applications for Residential Crisis Stabilization Units will be Batching Cycle E.

In order to make the next Batching Cycle E, an applicant must submit a Letter of Intent to the Office of Health Policy by March 2, 2015, followed by submission of a CON application by April 1, 2015.

Please note that the Office of Health Policy has filed a regulation amendment that, if approved, will allow nonsubstantive review applications to be batched monthly. This website will be updated in January 2015 to provide dates for the next batching cycle

To submit a Letter of Intent (OHP - FORM 1) followed by a CON Application (OHP - FORM 2A), please download the appropriate form from the link below. Letters of Intent may be submitted electronically.

Please contact the Office of Health Policy at (502) 564-9592 if you have questions regarding the submission of the Letter of Intent or CON application.

Resources

For more information, use the "DMS Legal and Policy Information" and "Office of Inspector General" links in Related Links.

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