While we know that changes to Ohio Behavioral Health Medicaid are imminent, providers are currently encumbered by the lack of specifics on how both performance contracting and care coordination will look at the beginning of CY 2022.

One thing that I would suggest that providers begin to work on is generating reports through their EHR.  One such report would be to collect data on the cost of providing treatment services to their clients.  This should be able to be determined through most BH EHRs without much intensive report writing efforts.

Generating this type of information will reveal some interesting insight on the resources that encompass client treatment.  Providers could then cross-reference this information to diagnosis and get a good idea about what costs are involved in treating various behavioral health conditions.

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