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Mental Health Plan (MHP) Fee-for-Service (FFS) Providers


Mental Health Plan Providers Needed
ACBH has an immediate need for qualified individual providers/practitioners to provide outpatient eating disorder treatment and individual providers/practitioners who have certain language capacity and/or have an outpatient office in South County or the Tri-Valley areas of Alameda County, to provide services to children, youth, and adults who are eligible for mental health benefits under Alameda County’s Mental Health Plan.

Please see the attached announcements for details.

Who are MHP FFS Providers?
The MHP FFS Providers are a pool of mental health providers/practitioners who contract with Alameda County BHCS to provide outpatient mental health services to children and adults; providers/practitioners such as:

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors;
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers;
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists;
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologists;
  • Physicians

Who is the target population of the MHP FFS Providers?
MHP FFS Providers serve Alameda County children and adult residents who are eligible for mental health benefits under Medi-Cal and other funding streams in Alameda County’s mental health plan. Individuals served are experiencing moderate-to-severe mental illnesses that meet medical necessity for specialty mental health services.


  • Memo To FFS Providers: Recorded Trainings and Live Virtual Meeting to Address Changes to FFS Outpatient Therapy Level of Care
    Please review the memo to FFS Providers. Click here to view the training presentation slides.
    This training series consists of two pre-recorded trainings focused on the upcoming changes to the ACBH FFS outpatient therapy level of care. Each video is approximately 30 minutes.
    • The first video includes an overview of the changes along with information from Contracts, ACCESS and Insurance Verification information.
    • The second video includes information from Quality Assurance, Utilization Management and the Claims Processing Center.
  • Memo To FFS Providers: How to Verify Medi-Cal Eligibility to Ensure Claims Processing
    Please review the memo to FFS Providers. Click here to view the training presentation.
  • Memo To FFS Providers: Feedback Needed To Develop Changes For FFS SMHS Outpatient Services
    Please review the memo to FFS Providers regarding upcoming changes to this level of care and opportunities for Providers to participate in the development of these changes.
  • The new MHP FFS Provider Handbook is now available. Click here to access the Handbook. Stay tuned for upcoming overview trainings.
  • New Contract Provider Trainings will resume in early 2018. Existing contracted providers are welcome to attend.
  • New Benefit Package and Rate Increase
  • MHP FFS Providers Redesign: Letter to MHP Providers

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    MHP FFS Providers FAQ


    MHP FFS Providers Archives