Revised Mental Health Services Billing Guide, effective January 1, 2019

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The Health Care Authority (the agency) published a revised version of the January 1, 2019, Mental Health Services Billing Guide.

What changed?

The agency updated the table, located on page 30, titled, "How do providers identify the correct payer?"

Specifically, the agency:

  • Removed and revised outdated information about foster care.
  • Corrected instructions on billing Coordinated Care of Washington (CCW) for outpatient mental health services, higher-acuity outpatient mental health services, and inpatient psychiatric services in the community hospital setting.

More information is available on the “What has changed?” table on page 3 of the Mental Health Services Billing Guide.