Wrap around services are now available for individuals experiencing ASD

Posted by OCASD Admin on 1/31/2020

From the Oregon Health Authority - OCASD Welcomes this good news!

February 3, 2020

To: Wraparound programs Behavioral Health Directors

From: Chelsea Holcomb, LCSW, Manager Child and Family Behavioral Health Unit

Subject: Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis now eligible for Wraparound

Starting January 1, 2020, youth with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are eligible for Wraparound under procedure codes H2021 (per 15 minutes) and H2022 (per diem).

Why is this happening?
The Health Evidence Review Commission placed Autism Spectrum Disorder above the funding line before Oregon’s 2014 Wraparound implementation; therefore, this pairing was missed. In response to your inquiries, OHA researched this issue, and HERC paired Wraparound and ASD on Line 193 of the January 1, 2020 List.

What should you do?
Please share this news with your Wraparound Review Committees, system partners, community partners and Oregon Health Plan families in Wraparound.

If you have any questions about this announcement, contact Nat Jacobs at natalie.jacobs@dhsoha.state.or.us. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon’s behavioral health system and the services you provide.

Read the full memo here.