February 01, 2022

Help improve behavioral health outcomes for your patients

In 2022, Washington Medicaid is implementing 2 quality measures to help improve behavioral health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries:

  • Mental health (MH) service penetration measure: The percentage of members with a mental health service need who received outpatient mental health services in the measurement year
  • Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment penetration measure: The percentage of members with a SUD treatment need who received SUD treatment in the measurement year

Both behavioral health and medical providers may provide these services. See the full list of qualifying codes for the SUD treatment penetration measures.

We need your help
We want to help ensure UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members are receiving the MH and SUD services they need. Adhering to the MH and SUD measures can help achieve this goal.

Please review details on the MH and SUD measures to see:

  • How Washington Medicaid identifies an MH or SUD service need
  • Which services qualify as meeting these needs

Finding a network care provider
Use our care provider directory to find network providers or facilities for your patients who are UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members. Your patients can also search for network providers at myuhc.com.

Questions?
Call Provider Services at 877-542-9231.

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