DBH COVID Guidance Document #4 – Service Authorizations

Dear Provider,

As discussed in yesterday’s (4/6) teleconference attached is the updated Guidance Document #4 – Service Authorizations.


Highlights to this update:

  • Addition of 1115 SUD Services
  • Addition of Recipient Support Services under CBHS/State Plan
  • New effective dates as follows:
    • Retroactive Effective Date of 3/1/20
    • End Date: Upon termination of the public health emergency, including any extensions
  • Clarifying in writing that no retroactive service authorizations will be required for services provided during the type of the COVID 19 Public Health Emergency


As always if you have questions please email mpassunit@alaska.gov



Terry Roth

DBH Medicaid Section Manager / Tribal Liaison



(907) 269-7826

Cell: (907)744-3707



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