PROVIDERS SEEKING INFORMATION
We provide comprehensive behavioral health and intellectual disability services through our network of providers. We work closely with our providers to ensure they are providing high quality care to Philadelphians receiving services.
To best assist our providers, we provide helpful resources, information and trainings as well as on-site evaluations and assessments, like our Network Improvement and Accountability Collaborative (NIAC).
Provider agencies and prospective provider agencies can learn more about how to provide services through:
Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
Mental Health Services
Intellectual disAbility Services
Notice of Breach of Health Information at Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
On June 13, 2015, CBH learned of a breach of health information affecting some individuals who received Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) services from Wordsworth, Asociación Puertorriqueños En Marcha (APM), and Tabor Northern providers between January 1, 2015 and June 20, 2015.
On August 5, 2015, letters explaining the incident were mailed to the members affected by the breach. If you did not receive a letter but believe you received CUA services from Wordsworth, APM, or Tabor Northern during this period, you can find more information by clicking on the link below.
We are committed to informing, inspiring and empowering our providers. To that end, we offer training and technical assistance to behavioral health service providers. Please follow the links below to explore the training opportunities that are available.
- Behavioral Health Training and Education Network (BHTEN) – offers over 170 training and education events for behavioral health professionals, persons in recovery and families. For more information, call (215) 923-2116.
- CBH Network Development – offers all Community Behavioral Health contracted providers a training series on effective tools for Assessment, Treatment Planning and Clinical Documentation. Network Development also offers Technical Assistance to DBHIDS behavioral health service providers. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Mental Health First Aid – offered free of charge to all people who live and/or work in Philadelphia, MHFA teaches how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. For more information, visit healthymindsphilly.org/MHFA.
- Network for Training and Development, Inc. – offers quality training, technical assistance, and demonstration for individuals with disabilities, families, organizations, and neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.networksfortraining.org.
- Practice Guidelines Trainings – offered monthly at BHTEN, help providers implement services and supports that promote resilience, recovery and wellness in children, youth, adults, and families. Trainings can also be requested for provider organizations and tailored to the specific audience by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Training Director’s Collaborative – a network of Training Director’s, Managers and Coordinators from Behavioral Health Organizations in Philadelphia who develop curriculum coordinate training and professional development opportunities for behavioral health service staff. We gather to network, share expertise and explore possibilities for collaboration. If you would like to join this group, email email@example.com.
- Evidence-based Practice and Innovation Center (EPIC) – offers education and resources to support the selection, implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices. For more information, visit dbhids.org/epic – email firstname.lastname@example.org – and/or follow @phillyepic.
To ensure providers are well informed with the latest information about behavioral health and intellectual disability services, below are a variety of helpful resources, forms and guidelines.
Forms and Other Documents:
Behavioral Health Case Management
In its efforts to more fully integrate services, DBHIDS has developed a referral packet for all behavioral health case management services. The Office of Mental Health and Community Behavioral Health’s Targeted Case Management Unit has adopted a new application effective November 1, 2015. For more information, see below:
Policies & Procedures:
- HIPAA Resources-Update coming soon!
The DBHIDS maintains stringent oversight and monitoring functions to ensure that individuals receive quality services across the provider network. Oversight and monitoring efforts minimize fraud, waste, abuse, and risk; guide policy and practices; and elevate industry standards.
These functions include:
- The Network Improvement and Accountability Collaborative (NIAC)
- Quality Management
- Claims Management
- Fiscal Management
- Program Analysts
Providers must meet the standards of excellence detailed in the Network Inclusion Criteria v2.0 in order to be recognized as part of the DBHIDS network, regardless of funding stream: Network Inclusion Criteria (NIC) v2.0
The scoring instrument provides both quantitative and qualitative information to comprehensively evaluate your agency and determine your level of care “network” status: NIC Scoring Instrument