Any provider who
is authorized under Health
Occupations Article to provide
mental health services or is licensed, approved, or certified, has
the requisite experience and complies with Medicaid and Mental
Health Regulations can be a provider in the PMHS.
PARTICIPATION IN THE
PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM
To receive a
Public Mental Health System Application, contact Maryland Health
Partners Provider Relations Department:
Manager Provider Relations:
Following approval of application,
provider will be supplied with the Public Mental Health System
Provider Manual and other training materials.
Not Registered in the PMHS
In certain circumstance, it may be necessary for non
registered providers to provide services to a consumer. These
circumstances are outlined in the policies below.
Specialized Consumer Needs
(Medical Assistance Benefit Only)
A Consumer with
specialized needs who cannot access a provider within the PMHS to
address these needs may be given referral to a non registered
provider who can meet the consumer's needs.
Emergency Care (Medical
Assistance Benefit Only)
A consumer may
receive care from a non registered provider in an emergency or
urgent situation when traveling out-of-state.
(MA) and Non-Medical Assistance consumers who contact or are
referred to Maryland Health Partners for mental health services will
be referred to provider, or providers, of service according to the
The Mental Hygiene
Administration has placed a high value on consumer choice.
Consumer wishes and needs drive the referral process.
Consumers will be given a choice of providers.
preferences will be identified in the following areas:Consumer
Transportation to provider office
Provider office hours
Gender of provider
Cultural and communication competence
Clinical Need of
Child or adolescent
Deaf or hard of hearing
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