MHFRP News

In our eleventh year of administrating the Mental Health Funds Recovery Program (MHFRP), InteCare has helped collect over $320 million dollars in federal funds for Medicaid administrative activities that support the proper and efficient operation of the Medicaid program.

InteCare continues to work with the Division of Mental Health and Addictions and the local community mental health and substance abuse providers to operate this federal recovery program. InteCare is currently seeking program enhancements to eliminate administrative burden on center staff as well as maximize center reimbursement. We are in the beginning stages of exploring web based means to collect cost information and employee rosters. This collection method would look to reduce errors in reporting and reduce staff time spent reporting the data. We will keep participating agencies updated of any program changes as they occur.

We have partnered with Beacon Analytics to explore opportunities to expand our administrative claiming program into public health. We have had a few preliminary conversations with the Executive Director of the Indiana Primary Health Care Associtation (IPHCA) and are very excited to learn more to see if this will be a possibility.

Please direct any MHFRP inquires to Jill Derryberry, MHFRP Manager at jderryberry@intecare.org.

Upcoming Dates:

Time Study Training – October 20 – 29, 2010

Time Study Week – November 8 – 14, 2010

Q3 Cost Reports Due – November 12, 2010