Behavioral Health Services

Welcome to the State of Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) Behavioral Health Services (BHS) webpage. Nevada Medicaid Behavioral Health is a part of the Policy Development & Program Management unit that oversees policies for rehabilitative mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment, targeted case management, inpatient psychiatric services, as well as residential treatment centers.  Policies are located within the Medicaid Service Manual (MSM) Chapter 400 for Mental Health and Alcohol/Substance Abuse Services and MSM Chapter 2500 for Targeted Case Management.  A link to Nevada Medicaid’s MSM is found on DHCFP’s main page under “Resources”, “Publications” and under “Manuals”.  Under the section called Medicaid, click on Medicaid Services Manuals.

Enrollment for new behavioral health and substance abuse and treatment providers is provided through Nevada Medicaid's QIO-like vendor.
 In addition, Nevada Medicaid’s fiscal agent processes all Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) provider claims and prior authorization requests. All MSM Chapter 400 changes and/or updates are provided on the Nevada Medicaid Website under the Provider Tab. Then click Announcements.

CBHS Public Workshop 

Children's Behavioral Health Care

Nevada Medicaid provides critical reimbursement to providers serving Nevada children with behavioral health needs. Nevada Medicaid strives to ensure that this population has adequate access to these critical services and is committed to pursuing innovative strategies and solutions to gaps in the state’s behavioral health care continuum. Recently, Nevada Medicaid contracted with HMA, a firm with national expertise in Medicaid, to assist the Division with exploring opportunities for improving access to, and the quality of, behavioral health care for children covered by Medicaid. Part of this effort includes seeking public and stakeholder input and feedback on these opportunities. 

Past and upcoming stakeholder and community events hosted by Nevada Medicaid will be posted below as we work with our community and provider stakeholders to improve access to care for this population. For updates on these efforts, please sign up for the Nevada Medicaid Behavioral Health ListServ.

CONTACT: Email Nevada Medicaid’s Children’s Behavioral Health staff.

Past Stakeholder Events
Children’s Behavioral Health Conference
Monday, September 19, 2022 9 am – 4 pm PST
Las Vegas at 3320 W. Sahara Ave. (Suite 100) 
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