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Mental Health: Provider Information

This page is for professionals who provide mental health services. If you are looking for information on mental health services in your community, call 211.

Rules and regulations

Virtual meetings

Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 35 providers

All providers certified under Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 35 are encouraged to participate in quarterly virtual meetings with staff from the Division of Care and Treatment Services, Division of Medicaid Services, and Division of Quality Assurance.

All meetings are held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Join our behavioral health provider email list to receive information on how to join these meetings.

  • August 13, 2024: Joint meeting with Wis. Admin. Code. ch. DHS 75 providers
  • November 12, 2024: Joint meeting with Wis. Admin. Code. ch. DHS 75 providers

Second quarter 2024 meeting

First quarter 2024 meeting

Fourth quarter 2023 meeting

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  • This meeting was not recorded.

Third quarter 2023 meeting

Second quarter 2023 meeting

Special meeting: Training and technical assistance regarding DHS 75.50

First quarter 2023 meeting: Information for DHS 35 providers pursuing DHS 75 certification

Special meeting: Access and continuity of care discussion

Special meeting: DHS 75 outpatient services overview

Third quarter 2022 meeting: Overview of DHS 75 certification requirement

Crisis Intervention Network

All professionals who respond to mental health crisis situations are invited to participate in monthly virtual meetings with staff from the Division of Care and Treatment Services, Division of Medicaid Services, and Division of Quality Assurance.

Join our Crisis Intervention Network email list to receive information on how to join these meetings.

CLAS Standards implementation

The Division of Care and Treatment Services is requiring select contracted providers to implement the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (also known as the CLAS Standards).

Contracts with the Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery initiated and renewed after January 1, 2024, include a revised Exhibit 4 that outlines expectations for providers related to CLAS Standards implementation.

Under the revised Exhibit 4, providers are expected to:

  • Learn about the CLAS Standards.
  • Form a team dedicated to CLAS Standards implementation.
  • Complete the CLAS Standards Assessment Planning Tool.
  • Create a CLAS Standards implementation plan.
  • Put the CLAS Standards implementation plan in place.
  • Review the CLAS Standards implementation plan periodically throughout the contract year and make updates as needed.

Key documents for CLAS Standards implementation

Contact Allison Weber at allison.weber@dhs.wisconsin.gov with questions regarding CLAS Standards implementation expectations.

Training opportunities

Wisconsin START Initiative

In 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services contracted with the National Center for START Services to evaluate the state’s service system for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs. Called the START Scan (PDF), this evaluation helped us learn how effective services and supports are for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs in Wisconsin.

The START Scan will drive our next steps to make improvements. We need your help to analyze and address the START Scan's findings in Wisconsin. Visit our START Initiative page to learn more and see how to get involved.

Contacts

Division of Care and Treatment Services

Division of Medicaid Services
Send questions about Medicaid policies and procedures to: Pam.Lano@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Division of Quality Assurance
Send questions about certifications, waivers, and variances to DHSDQAMentalHealthAODA@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Glossary

 
Last revised May 20, 2024