DBH COVID Guidance Document # 6 Service Authorization

Dear Provider:


The attached guidance documents outlines the services covered under the services authorization suspension.  This document expands the SA suspension to include 1115 behavioral health waiver services.


DBH would like to thank all of our Behavioral Health providers for their efforts to prevent the spread and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 while continuing to provide critical behavioral health services to Alaskans.  The Division recognizes many of you are taking the initial steps to gradual reopen programs for face to face service provision.  As such, we are working to ensure you all have continued flexibilities to operate while working through the initial steps to reopen. 


Thank you for all that you do.





Farina Brown

Deputy Director


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