FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
BCCHP - Provider Information
The Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) is still available for those who meet program eligibility, however, there are important changes to be aware of.
Program Eligibility Change
Clients eligible for Apple Health (Medicaid) are not eligible for BCCHP (Note – BCCHP is still available for those who have other insurance with unaffordable out-of-pocket expenses)
New Enrollment Requirements
Use current forms
Note – Enrollment and Consent forms should say “January 2014” in the lower right corner.
All enrollees need to apply for Apple Health first*
To apply for Apple Health go to: www.wahealthplanfinder.org
Information regarding in-person assisters can be found through this website.
Apple Health section on Enrollment form must be complete
Proof of Apple Health ineligibility is now required for authorization*
Submit a printout of Apple Health denial with the Enrollment form.
*Exceptions – Undocumented, (no SS#) clients; Native American clients who choose not to apply; or religious choice.
Check “No” in the “Applied for Apple Health” section and write in the reason section either “Undocumented (or No SS#)” or “Native American” or "Religious Choice"
Treatment Coverage Change
Clients diagnosed with cancer through BCCHP will no longer be able to access Medicaid through BCCHP.
The treatment program, which allowed BCCHP to transition clients to Medicaid if diagnosed,
was discontinued effective Dec 31, 2013.
However, community partnerships may allow most clients to receive free care or care at a reduced cost. Please continue to notify BCCHP staff of diagnosis as soon as possible!
Additional Breast Services
Generous funding from the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Affiliate allows us to provide breast services to women who otherwise would not qualify for BCCHP. This includes women under 35, with breast symptoms; or women over 40, but who are slightly over the BCCHP income guidelines.
For more information, please visit the Washington State Department of Health BCCHP site
Community Health Worker Training
CHW is a title used to encompass a variety of roles for individuals within medical settings and in the community. Primarily, these individuals are trusted members of the community who have a unique understanding of the people they work with and can help them overcome barriers to important aspects of health, such as understanding and accessing information and medical care.
CHWs are trained through a FREE eight-week course that combines in-person and online instruction to provide the basic skills needed by all CHWs. Once completed, graduates then have FREE access to additional health-specific, web-based trainings that can be tailored to their needs and specific work.
The next training starts April 8, 2014
. For more information and to register for one of the quarterly trainings held in eastern Washington, click here
or call (509) 324-1520.
Breast, Cervical & Colon Health Program (BCCHP) Training
Video 1: Spokane Regional Health District 2013 Annual Provider Training webinar
This link features the entire webinar, broken into the five sections below. The red arrow indicates how the viewer can select the section they wish to view.
01: Program Overview
02: Changes with Affordable Care Act
(Please note correction: Clients enrolled onto Medicaid through BCCHP before Dec. 31, 2013, who do not qualify to continue through Apple Health, will be eligible to stay on Medicaid until treatment is complete.)
03: Program Enrollment
04: Clinical Application and Process
05: Billings and Payments
Video 2: Washington State Department of Health BCCHP Provider Orientation Modules www.doh.wa.gov/bcchpprovider
- Program Services
- Medical – Services that screen for and diagnose breast, cervical and colon cancers. This includes initial screening services, and diagnostics if needed.
- Assistance for barriers – Interpreters and transportation
- Referrals for treatment – Clients diagnosed with breast, cervical or colon cancer through the program.
- Eligibility & Enrollment (doc)
- Clinical Services (general process, screening and diagnostic services, algorithms)
- The BCCHP is not insurance, therefore payment for services is directly connected to timely and complete forms and reports.
o Fee Schedule (2013-2014) (docx)