Ohio ready to expand behavioral health services January 1
The State of Ohio is on track to significantly expand access to behavioral health services on January 1, 2018. Current gaps in care will be addressed with new programs, including assertive community treatment (ACT) for adults with severe mental illness, intensive home-based treatment (IHBT) for youth with serious emotional disorders, and residential treatment for substance use disorders. These programs will be supported by new billing codes and fee schedules that tie rates to provider qualifications and boost access to services by enabling qualified providers previously closed out of the system to provide behavioral health services, including primary care practices and hospitals.