Get Ready for an Influx of New Clients: Register TODAY for the BHbusiness Eligibility and Enrollment Network

Submitted by: 02/11/2014 by Maureen Fitzgerald

This year, some 30 million Americans will gain access to treatment for substance use and mental disorders, many for the first time. Are you ready to serve them? Let NIATx and its partners show you how to ensure that your clients get the coverage they’re eligible for- while protecting your bottom line.

Apply by February 15, 2014, to participate in the Eligibility and Enrollment Learning Network, one of five BHbusiness: Mastering Essential Business Operations courses.  Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and provided at no cost to you, BHbusiness courses were created and are taught by behavioral health leaders and business experts.  The project is led by SAAS, in partnership with NIATx, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

As a participant in the Eligibility and Enrollment Learning Network, you’ll learn how to:

  • Assess client eligibility for coverage under Medicaid or state health insurance exchanges
  • Enroll eligible clients in appropriate coverage
  • Ensure that currently enrolled clients maintain coverage
  • Identify and address issues in the enrollment process that reduce access to care and potential revenue

Providers are grouped into learning networks—a group of carefully matched organizations—with a dedicated coach and access to a self-paced, online curriculum.  In 2 to 3 hours each week, you’ll participate in live coaching sessions; network with your peers; create actionable plans; and gain access to extensive resources, technical assistance, and subject matter experts. 

“There’s absolutely no question that participating in the BHbusiness Learning Network will help us accommodate the anticipated increase in clients eligible for treatment with full implementation of healthcare form,” says Katy Lewis, Director of Standards and Certification at Shawnee Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Don’t delay—spots are going fast! Register at or contact Sarah Hansen at for more information on BHbusiness Learning Networks:

  • Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Third-party Billing and Compliance
  • Third-party Contract Negotiations
  • Meaningful Use of Healthcare Technology
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