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The 2019 Oregon Legislature approved $6.6M in general funds to expand the existing continuum of care for children. This expansion includes 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. This level of care addresses several gaps in the children's mental health service array. For children and families who need more support and services than traditional outpatient services provide, IIBHT care:
IIBHT Providers by CCO.pdf
IIBHT services are tailored to meet the individual needs of the child and family. They include 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. Instead, enrollment 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. Data will be collected at both the start and end of the program.
Visit OregonIIBHT.eventbrite.com for available trainings and registration information.
If you are interested in becoming a provider for this new program,
please contact OHA's Licensing and Certification Unit for behavioral health programs.
IIBHT Learning Collaboratives are held the first and third Fridays of the month, from 9 to 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
If you would like regular updates on IIBHT and future Stakeholder Engagement events,
please sign up to get OHA Behavioral Health Updates.
Please email Beth.Holliman@dhsoha.state.or.us.
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