Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS)

Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS)

  
  • Service Description:

BHRS is comprised of: Mobile Therapy (MT), Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC), Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS).  BHRS is an in-home community-based mental health treatment program.  This service can also take place in the community and school settings. The Mobile Therapist (Master's level professional) provides individual and family therapy.  The Behavioral Specialist Consultant (Master's level professional) helps the individual, family, etc. develop a behavior plan to build on the individual's strengths and to decrease negative behaviors. The BSC oversees the treatment and other staff involved through BHRS.  The Therapeutic Staff Support (Bachelor's level professional) assists the individual in completing the goals on the collaboratively developed treatment plan and model and teaches the parents to utilize the interventions. 

  • Process:
    • A psychiatrist or psychologist prescribed based on medical necessity and the individual's needs.  The prescription consists of a prescribed amount of hours and specific roles for mobile therapy, behavior therapy, and/or therapeutic staff support, as well as indicates the location of services.
    • MBH  Consumers: Current List of Providerscan be obtained by clicking on the link or from Magellan Service Center via phone, Member line 1-866-238-2311 or Provider line 1-866-780-3368The consumer, parent, or case manager can contact a provider office to schedule an appointment. An ISPT (Interagency Service Planning Team Meeting) is held and request for authorization packet is submitted to Magellan to determine medical necessity.  This service requires an approval prior to starting.
    • FFS Consumers: The provider will complete a referral form and forward to Lehigh County Children's Mental Health Unit along with a signed release and current evaluation.  The case manager will assist the family in identifying an available provider.  An ISPT meeting is held and request for authorization packet is submitted to the Office of Medical Assistance to determine medical necessity.  This service requires an approval prior to starting.