Resources For Mental Health Providers

 

Information, Resources, Networking Opportunities

Building Hope provides many resources to Mental Health Providers in our community.
Contact Ravi at Building Hope with any questions about the resources listed below. 

Scholarship Program:

Cost should never keep someone from receiving the mental health care they need.  Building Hope provides a scholarship program for Summit County locals living and/or working in Summit County, who are unable to pay for therapy. Individuals, families, or couples can receive short-term funding to access therapy through an easy-to-use system.

Obtaining a scholarship for clients is a simple process. First, we work with the client to determine if they have a way to pay for therapy such as insurance, Medicaid, EAP. . If barriers to accessing care remain, a Building Hope Scholarship will be issued.

Accepting scholarships is simple for local providers. We have a straightforward contracting process and pay reliably once a month for the care you provide to Summit County clients. The basic requirements to be in our scholarship network are as follows:

  • Therapist must provide 50-60 minute counseling sessions to Summit County clients
  • Therapist must provide quality services to Summit County clients
  • Therapist must provide timely and accurate billing at the end of each month
  • Therapist must have appropriate Colorado licensure accessible in DORA without any restrictions
  • Therapist must have liability/malpractice insurance
  • Therapist must have office space and/or appropriate telehealth platform
  • Therapist must provide W9 and Direct Deposit (ACH) information
  • Therapist agrees to do their best to provide Solution Focused Brief Therapy as each scholarship entitles clients to 12 sessions
  • Therapist agrees to notify Building Hope when their availability changes
  • Therapist agrees to refer clients to additional resources such as Community Connectedness Events, Peer Warmline, and Support Groups

Please reach out to Ravi to begin the contracting process to become a Building Hope Scholarship Provider.

Additional Service Request Forms for Scholarship Clients:

For up to 6 Additional Sessions

(Building Hope cannot pay for prescriptions)

Equity Incentives:

Do you specialize in providing services for any of the following equity demographics?

Do you have deep experience, certifications or advanced skills in serving these vulnerable populations? If so, our Equity Incentive Program will pay an additional $15/hr session for scholarship clients that receive these specialized services from you. Please submit the linked application forms to express your interest and we will follow up. In the future, we will expand this program to include veterans, refugees, and potentially other populations.

Insurance Incentives Program

Our goal is to remove barriers that Summit County clients and providers are experiencing when trying to use health insurance for mental health services.  

The biggest challenges for mental health providers are the low reimbursement rates, and the non-reimbursable hours spent on billing and claims management.

The Peak Health Alliance, a non-profit insurance purchasing collaborative, negotiated higher reimbursement rates for providers and low to no deductibles in some cases for clients. 

Workplace Resources

Yet, this program has not solved all the issues, such as billing management. Our goal is to make taking insurance an easy process for providers.  We realize that behavioral health billing management is a major reason providers are not willing to be credentialed with insurance carriers.

Building Hope now has an insurance billing management program to assist providers, allowing them to spend less time facilitating claims and billing management.   

Provider Insurance Program Guidelines:

    • Building Hope will offer billing management services for commercial insurance, Medicaid, CHP+, Medicare, and some EAPs.
    • Building Hope will pay for up to five hours of consulting time with the provider and our billing vendor for setup, troubleshooting, provider education, and other general concerns.
    • Building Hope will only offer billing management services for claims of clients who live or work within Summit County, Colorado.
    • Building Hope will only offer billing management services to providers living in or around Summit County, Colorado.
    • Private providers will not hold Building Hope financially responsible for any denied or rejected insurance claims.
    • Building Hope will not be held responsible for any fraudulent claims or legal fees as a result of fraudulent claims.
    • Credentialing and paneling renewal will be the responsibility of the private provider each year.
    • Building Hope reserves the right to modify or change this program with appropriate prior notice.
    • Any insurance-related questions or issues will always be resolved by our billing vendor and not Building Hope.
    • It is the responsibility of the provider to collect any co-pays or payments at the time of appointment and from the client.
    • Provider agrees to participate in short impact surveys to measure program efficacy.

If you are interested in participating in the Insurance Incentive Program please contact Ravi.

Medicaid Credentialing: Please contact Kendra Peters for support with Medicaid Credentialing: Kendra.Peters@rmhp.org
Insurance Credentialing: Reach out to insurance panels directly through company websites.

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Mini Grants

Building Hope’s Mini-Grant Program is designed to be a nimble and responsive funding opportunity to fulfill short-term needs that an individual provider or agency might have when working to improve mental health services and capacity in Summit County.

The grant-funded program must be time-limited and have a concrete impact on one of the core community mental health goals:

  • Improve behavioral health
  • Create a stronger behavioral health delivery system,
  • Improve community environment supportive of behavioral health

 

Providers may apply for a Mini-Grant for the following: 

  • Professional Development:  Attending advanced training for the advancement of MH specialization;  Completing further education courses to advance career development.
  • Licensure Supervision: Costs related to the attainment and completion of required supervision hours and expenses related to licensure for a local mental health professional.
  • Community Support (Workshop or One Time Support Needs): Offering of a training program or workshop series in the community; Hosting an outside MH professional to facilitate a training program for the community; Supporting translation services for a specialized mental health program or service; Purchase of preventions or education materials to promote emotional wellbeing or to provide information to an underserved population in Summit County; Offering a connecting event or program that requires a higher fee to deliver to the program
  • Support group or Other Programming: Creating ongoing support groups in the community that become programming within your agency or practice; Creating new programming to be delivered in Summit County that will improve the mental health care to residents and populations in need.
  • Intern Stipends:  Clinical agencies, group practices, or private clinicians taking interns can apply for dollars to give monetary stipends and incentivize interns.

    **Note: Support for obtaining a Professional Development, Licensure Supervision, or Intern Stipend grant requires the provider to have a consistent practice in Summit County for a minimum of 2 years, otherwise funds will need to be paid back to Building Hope**

Individual applicants may request up to $2,000/year from the Grant Program and agencies or group practices may request up to $25,000/year. 

Mini-Grants are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply for a Building Hope mini-grant using the button below or contact Nicole.

Listing on Building Hope Website

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive list of all Summit County mental health providers on our website’s therapist list.

Use this form to request being added to our website, or to submit updates to your provider profile page on our website’s therapist list: Provider Information Online Form

Provider Networking Opportunities:

Building Hope supports our provider community with networking opportunities:

  • Provider Mixer: The goal of this free event is to give mental health professionals the opportunity to network with one another and provide updates and education around a variety of topics (everything from new programs to important system-level changes). This event is usually held at a venue that serves alcohol. Typically one drink ticket and dinner is provided. Please sign up for our provider mailing list by emailing Ravi to learn when our next mixer will take place!
  • Summit County Mental Health Providers Facebook Group: Please join our local Facebook Group to stay connected and network with other professionals in your field.
  • Signing up for the CO Behavioral Health Administration’s email list is also a great way to keep up to date with larger happenings statewide!

 

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Provider Mixer

Continuing Education Opportunities:

Throughout the year we partner with professional education groups and other provider communities to provide CEU opportunities, events, and engagements for our local provider community.  Stay up to date on these opportunities by contacting Ravi.

Building Hope will support providers willing to complete pro-bono sessions with scholarship clients to receive volunteer continuing education units with DORA. For more information please contact Kellyn.

Sign up for the CO Office of Behavioral Health’s email list here. OBH sends out updates on mental health statutes, training opportunities, and system-wide changes.

The Summit County Behavioral Health Education Fund
The Summit County Behavioral Health Education Fund promotes behavioral health equity and staff development and retention by supporting career growth for those interested in becoming a licensed behavioral health provider and/or help the community to retain existing behavioral health professionals. Through educational awards we have the potential to reduce a major gap in the behavioral health service spectrum – by increasing the number of licensed therapists and case workers in Summit County, therefore also filling gaps in available resources within the community.
The program, funded through Strong Future and RMHF grants, prioritizes applications that will help to reduce gaps in mental health services in Summit County (bilingual providers, etc.) and priority status can change as community needs change over time.
Please reach out to the program administrator for questions: Kelly McGann-kelmcgann@gmail.com

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