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The University of Washington’s Collaborative Care Model is an integrated, evidence-based approach that aims to bring together primary care providers and behavioral health care providers to deliver care to eligible members. The Collaborative Care Model gives the PCP access to additional care management support and regular psychiatric consultation for members receiving behavioral health treatment. The Washington State Health Care Authority and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan are encouraging care providers to learn more about how they may integrate this model into their practice.
Learn about requirements for joining our network. Provider groups and facilities in Washington who employ both medical and behavioral health providers and wish to contract for Medicaid should contact Washington Network Management at Networkhelp@uhc.com. Include “Request for Participation in Behavioral and Medical Contracting” in the subject line.Note: this is for provider groups and facilities who have both medical and behavioral health providers only. If you are a hospital, facility, group or individual that practices only behavioral health or only medical health, please refer to the instructions found under “Get Started” here.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Medicaid Managed Care Rule to:
Promote quality of care
Strengthen efforts to reform the delivery of care to individuals covered under Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plans (CHIP)
Strengthen program integrity by improving accountability and transparency
Enhance policies related to program integrity With the Medicaid Managed Care Rule, CMS updated the type of information managed care organizations are required to include in their care provider directories.
The Partnership Access Line (PAL) is a mental health consultation resource available to all primary care providers to help practices deliver more effective mental health care for any child they see, regardless of insurance. PAL also includes PAL for Moms, which is focused on support for postpartum depression. Learn more about PAL and upcoming care provider training on the Seattle Children’s website, seattlechildrens.org/PAL.
When you report a situation that could be considered fraud, you’re doing your part to help save money for the health care system and prevent personal loss for others. If you suspect another provider or member has committed fraud, waste or abuse, you have a responsibility and a right to report it.
Taking action and making a report is an important first step. After your report is made, we will work to detect, correct and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the health care system.
Call us at 1-844-359-7736 or visit uhc.com/fraud to report any issues or concerns.
WISe is a voluntary service that takes a team approach to meeting the needs of children and youth. It provides intensive mental health services to support you and your family in meeting your goals.
UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete® Special Needs Plan
UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete Special Needs Plans (SNP) offer benefits for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. These SNP plans provide benefits beyond Original Medicare, and may include transportation to medical appointments and vision exams. Members must have Medicaid to enroll.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Information
HIPAA standardized both medical and non-medical codes across the health care industry and under this federal regulation, local medical service codes must now be replaced with the appropriate Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and CPT-4 codes.
Integrity of Claims, Reports, and Representations to the Government
UnitedHealth Group requires compliance with the requirements of federal and state laws that prohibit the submission of false claims in connection with federal health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. View our policy.
If UHG policies conflict with provisions of a state contract or with state or federal law, the contractual / statutory / regulatory provisions shall prevail. To see updated policy changes, select the Bulletin section at left.