Identifying & Engaging Behavioral Health-Focused LTSS Providers: Considerations for Health Plans

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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. 

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