Medicaid (Medical Assistance) is designed to assist eligible Medicaid beneficiaries in obtaining medical care. Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS) are covered by Medicaid when provided to eligible Medicaid beneficiaries by enrolled providers. Services provided through Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas and Qualified Residential Treatment (Cartwright House) are OBHS services.
OBHS are limited to certified providers who offer core mental health services for the treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The provider must be certified as an OBHS provider by the Division of Behavioral Health Services.
OBHS, based on a plan of care, include a broad range of services to Medicaid eligible beneficiaries. Beneficiaries shall be served with an array of treatment services outlined on their individualized master treatment plans in an amount and duration designed to meet their medical needs. All OBHS must be medically necessary.
For beneficiaries eligible for Rehabilitative Level Services, the physician will see and evaluate the individual within 45 days of the eligibility determination. This evaluation is not required if the beneficiary discontinues services prior to calendar day 45. The beneficiary must be re-evaluated directly by a physician within one year after the date of the examination and at least every year thereafter.
I understand that third party payers such as Medicaid and insurance may deny payment based on the third party payer's policies or rules. In the event that should occur, I understand that I will become a self-pay client and may be eligible for Youth Home's sliding fee scale.
The OBHS rules may be accessed at www.medicaid.ar.us.gov. A copy of the rules will be provided upon request.
Services may be discontinued at any time by the client or client's parent /guardian if under 18.
I give Youth Home, Inc. permission for treatment of myself or my minor child, whose name will appear at the top of this document. I understand that this may include individual, family, or group treatment, along with medication assessment or testing. This treatment may also include referrals to other appropriate state and county or professional agencies for further counseling.