|Action||Mental Health Skill-building Services|
|Comment Period||Ends 10/23/2015|
Prior to At admission, an appropriate face-to-face service-specific provider intake must be completed, conducted, documented, signed, and dated , and documented by the LMHP, LMHP-supervisee, LMHP-resident, or LMHP-RP indicating that service needs can best be met through mental health support services. Providers shall be reimbursed one unit for each intake utilizing the appropriate billing code. Service-specific provider intakes shall be repeated when the individual receives six months of continual care and upon any lapse in services of more than 30 calendar days.
The regulation reads that the rate for the SSPI assessment is equal to one unit. In these proposed regulations one unit is 15 minutes. Under the new system, the rate for one 15-munite unit would be $14.77 in urban areas and $13.47 in rural areas.
Its unlikely that an SSPI be completed in a 15 minute unit. Recommend reimbursement for full hour of assessment equal to 4 (15 min ) units.