BHA IT and Billing Toolkit Final_updated 180531

Resource summary

Billing and Information Technology: A Toolkit for Behavioral Health Agencies

The Healthier Washington initiative has set a statewide goal of financially integrating physical and behavioral healthcare, including substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, by January 2020. This change will impact:

  • billing processes
  • datasets, and
  • electronic transactions

Behavioral health agencies (BHAs) will be required to send service billing information to the managed care organizations (MCOs) that will be administering these newly integrated services. The materials provided in this toolkit are designed to assist BHAs in Washington State to:

  • assess their current state and gaps
  • create a transition plan and timeline to accomplish transition milestones, and
  • prepare for a billing and IT transition
Care Managers
Regional Connectors
Practice Type
Behavioral Health
Resource type
Qualis Health
Publication date
Policy and Reference