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The 2019 Oregon Legislature approved $6.6M in general funds to expand the existing continuum of care for children to include an intensive community-based alternative to residential treatment and inpatient hospitalization.
The IIBHT benefit will be available to Oregon Health Plan members not enrolled with a coordinated care organization (CCO) starting July 2020. CCOs will cover the IIBHT benefit starting Jan. 1, 2021.
The Oregon Administrative Rules for IIBHT are in 309-019-0167, 410-172-0650 and 410-172-0695.
OHA added IIBHT as a level of care for children through age 20 to address several existing gaps in the children's mental health service array. IIBHT care:
IIBHT services are tailored to meet the individual needs of the child and family and includes access to a multidisciplinary team of professionals and 24/7 proactive and crisis response to the home. IIBHT providers will:
Enrollment in IIBHT is not time-limited and is based on the individual needs of the child and their family.
Oregon Health & Science University will:
The Ohio Scale and Hope Scale will both be used to gather information directly from the child and family at both the start and end of the program.
If you are interested in becoming a provider for this new program, please contact OHA's Licensing and Certification Unit for behavioral health programs.
Beth Holliman Acute Care Coordinator503-820-1197
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