Dear Summit County Mental Health Professionals,
Scholarship program updates
As our programming grows, we have recently upgraded our financial process to partner with an accounting firm that is managing our billing and payments. In order to align with standard accounting practices, we are switching to a 30 day pay cycle for each invoice.
We are making steady progress in transitioning to our new online scholarship platform: MountainStrong.org! We’ll be reaching out to you directly when it’s your turn to get onboarded.
Feel free to prepare for the onboarding process and gather the necessary documents by reviewing the “test site” —- This is a “sandbox” type online environment which wallows you to play around and familiarize yourself with the system: https://ms20.mountainstrong.org/register/providerregister.
Please note that this platform does not allow Medicaid clients to receive scholarships due to legal stipulations and contractual restrictions by Vail Health. Going forward, we will be doing much more due diligence to ensure that Medicaid clients get connected to a Medicaid provider. If there are truly no other options or any other extenuating circumstance unique to the client’s needs, we will provide a voucher outside of Mtn Strong and the old billing process will need to be used.
Two other points on Medicaid:
1) It is not allowed to bill someone with Medicaid out of pocket. It is illegal to charge anyone with Medicaid with a fee for any healthcare related service, including mental health. Please do not put your practice and your license at risk by charging Medicaid clients out of pocket. We have billing and credentialing support to set you up to take and bill Medicaid. Please reach out to me directly to get this set up.
2) It is also not allowed to bill Medicaid while also simultaneously billing the scholarship program. Double billing, which is submitting multiple claims for the same session, is strictly prohibited when it comes to Medicaid and our scholarship program. It is important to emphasize that this is not only illegal but also unethical. This prohibition is particularly significant considering the distinct tax and charitable sources of funding for Medicaid and the scholarship program, respectively.
New Women’s Running Group hosted by Grit Therapy taking place Saturdays in June + July from 8am – 10am. See attached flyer.
Four support groups facilitated at Mile High Behavioral Health (see attached flyers)
Emotional Regulation group, Wednesdays from 6-7pm beginning June 7th
Experiential Teen group, ages 13-17 only, Tuesdays from 10-11:30am beginning June 6th
Adult Recovery group, weekly on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm
Art Therapy for Teens group, weekly on Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm
DIMENSIONS Nicotine Cessation Support Group
: Wednesday nights June 7th-July12th, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm in the Loveland Room at the Senior and Community Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco CO 80443. Dinner will be provided. Registration is here
. Flyer also attached.
is a virtual program designed by Charlie Health to support middle and high school students ages 11-18. The program features morning and early afternoon activities to allow for more structure during the day while also freeing kiddos up in the evening to enjoy summertime activities (see flyer attached). Charlie Health offers a variety of virtual intensive programs for adolescents. Please contact Gayle for more information <email@example.com
Earn up to 45 CEUs FOR FREE by attending the 2023 MHA Conference virtually on June 7th thru 10th! This is a rare opportunity! More information is available here. Registration is here.
Suicide Loss Support Group Survey
Building Hope is gathering info on whether there’s a need/interest in forming a suicide loss support group. Please share this survey with your clients and community members:
If any providers would be interested in facilitating this group, please let me know!
High Fidelity Wraparound is once again taking referrals
High-Fidelity Wrapround is an evidenced based process that support high acuity youth and their families who have mental or behavioral health disorders that could impact the youth’s ability to remain within their community.
High-Fidelity Wraparound is a team-based outcome driven process that puts the youth and family’s culture at the center of planning to help them be successful in meeting their needs (to include completing system mandates) by building their skills in ways the youth and family will use in sustainable ways to prevent future system involvement.
Attached is their referral form. Please reach out directly to Emily Demarco <firstname.lastname@example.org> with any questions or if you’d like to setup a time for them to do a presentation for you and your team.
Updated Summit County Behavioral Health Education Fund document
Please find attached information on this special initiative that provides up to $10,000 a year
for Summit locals seeking to become a licensed behavioral health provider. Please reach out to Kelly McGann for more information: email@example.com
Slopeside Counseling is hiring for 1099 contract counselors and interns. Please see attached flyer and contact Brandie for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free legal advice clinics taking place monthly
Please see attached flyer for information on a monthly legal advice clinic for seniors and low-income individuals. These clinics will take place on the phone at a toll free number.
Spanish language interpreters in Summit County
In case you are looking for support with Spanish language interpretation or translation, below is a list of local individuals for your reference:
As always, thanks for everything you do. Please let us know if there’s anything Building Hope can do to support your practice.