As your health plan becomes engaged with persons eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid – particularly those with behavioral health needs, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse challenges – you may find it necessary to provide behavioral health long-term services and supports (LTSS) such as health navigation and peer support for your members. Those services are being used increasingly in behavioral health care for a variety of purposes, including engagement, advocacy, mentoring, coaching, care coordination, and modeling self-management. This brief outlines key considerations for identifying and engaging community-based behavioral health DSW programs. If your organization has already identified and engaged behavioral health DSW providers, please see our briefs on contracting and training/credentialing.
Identifying & Engaging Behavioral Health-Focused LTSS Providers: Considerations for Health Plans
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