FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
BCCHP - Provider Information
While the BCCHP IS NOT GOING AWAY, we are facing some significant changes to the program:
Cancer Diagnosis before January 2014
The Washington State legislature discontinued the Treatment Act starting January 1, 2014. Because of this, BCCHP will not be able to transition women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer to Medicaid after December 31, 2013. Women diagnosed through the program will need to access treatment coverage through Apple Health or the Exchange after January 1st. Since we know this means some clients may face out-of-pocket expenses for their treatment, please make every effort possible to communicate client results and diagnosis to us immediately for the remainder of 2013. Women put on Medicaid through BCCHP by December 31st will NOT need to purchase insurance through the Exchange if they do not qualify for Apple Health.
New Enrollment Process
The Affordable Care Act means many clients will now have coverage for breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings. Therefore, criteria for BCCHP enrollment are changing. Starting January 1, 2014, clients eligible for Apple Health will not be eligible for BCCHP. It is important for us to have this information on new clients entering the program.
Starting immediately we will require the following process:
Use of the latest, October 2013, Enrollment form is required (www.srhd.org)
On this Enrollment Form, the Apple Health section must be completed.*
If you are a provider with the ability to connect patients to In-person Assisters (IPA), or have a patient who has applied on their own, then either
Document that patient is enrolled into Apple Health or,
Include the print out (print screen) showing ineligibility with the Enrollment form
If you are a provider who does NOT have access to In-person Assisters (IPA), and have a patient that is unable to apply on their own, then
*Effective January 1, 2014, all clients must apply for and be denied coverage through Apple Health to be eligible for BCCHP.
Additional Breast Services
Project Access has reached capacity for breast diagnostic referrals; however we still have some available Susan G Komen funding. Therefore, in addition to the regular BCCHP eligible clients you may also refer the following women directly to BCCHP: Those under 35 with breast symptoms, or over 40 but 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 Jan.14, 2014 in Spokane
. 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.
o Fee Schedule (2013-2014) (docx)
o Fee Schedule – Breast & Cervical (2012-2013) (docx)
o Fee Schedule – Colorectal (2012-2013) (docx)
(509) 324-1553 or
(non-HIPPA protected information only)
Spokane Regional Health District
1101 W College Ave, Suite 200
Spokane WA 99201