NIATx SI Business Practices for the Future Cohort II, Fee-for-Service announces participants

Submitted by: 11/11/2011 by Maureen Fitzgerald

Organizations from across the country have been selected to participate in the NIATx Business Practices for the Future Learning Collaborative, Cohort II. In this project, the “convener” (provider association, fiscal intermediary, or state or county agency) recruits up to 10 local non-profit substance abuse treatment providers. Together, they’ll work on increasing their capacity to bill third-party payers. Some of the partnerships will focus on designing and implementing a billing system. Others will use NIATx tools to improve their existing systems and increase collections.

Cohort II participants will benefit from the lessons that emerged from the first “Fee-for-Service” collaborative, which concluded in July 2011. At the end of that ten-month project, all participating teams reported improvements in submitting claims, increasing collections, and reducing denials from third-party payers.

Congratulations to:

  • Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division
  • Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA)
  • Iowa Department of Public Health/Division of Behavioral Health
  • Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
  • New Hampshire Alcohol and Other Drug Service Providers Associations
  • New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DHS DMHAS)
  • West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association

For more information on this collaborative, visit

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