ARMHS – Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services

ARMHS – Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services

Who?

The ARMHS Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services business package is for individuals looking to start an ARMHS company in Minnesota.

 

Why?

We have a workflow and system to get the ARMHS license. Our fee is refundable which means you either get the license or your money back. Since we have done over 75 ARMHS applications, we have experience with what will happen and how to navigate it quickly.

 

What?

  • ARMHS – Basic Package – Policies and Provider Enrollment Approval  – $3000
  • ARMHS – Premium Package – Basic Package + Mock File + Clinical Supervisor Staffed – $8500

Includes start to ARMHS license legal representation

  1. Required ARMHS policies
  2. Comprehensive ARMHS policies, procedures and contracts to run the business – recipient file, staff file, internal policies (see #3)
  3. Access to your NEW updated 245I legal documents and forms electronically (over 50 legal documents and forms organized in an electronic folder for your use and editing) Click here for example video screenshare of all the documents
  4. Your ARMHS legal questions answered (does not include clinical questions or questions outside scope of legal practice)
  5. Staff Agreements to hire employees, or independent contractors the correct, legal way so you can grow your business (includes video training but not direct legal edits/advice as part of package)

Does NOT include (1) ARMHS clinical Mock file – to be completed by your clinical supervisor (Premium package only); (2) Staffing your clinical supervisor (Premium package only); (3) Filing fees $155 for LLC, $709 DHS provider enrollment fee (4) Credentialing/insurance contracts – referral provided (5) Ownership legal documentation for single owner or multi-owner scenarios (offered separately as add-on)

 

 

What do I need to start?

In order to begin the ARMHS application process, providers should have a licensed mental health professional (usually an LP, LPCC, LMFT, LICSW) who has completed the pre-req training.

The provider also needs an administrative staff member to complete the administrative ARMHS Information Seminar session.  These sessions must be completed and up-to-date prior to the application being submitted.

 

 

When/Timeline?

Onboarding is generally within 2 days of free initial consultation. Package is usually complete within 8 months unless delays due to our calendars not lining up or DHS, and lingering legal questions are covered beyond that timeline.

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Complete Pre-Req Training

Your ARMHS Mental Health Professional will need to complete the pre-req training.
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Staff Information Session

An administrative staff member will need to attend the information session. Note that the next available information session could be 2-3 months out, so check on it ASAP!
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Onboarding (1-2 days)

We send onboarding documents to you 1-2 business days after your initial consultation. Onboarding documents include a Proposal, Rep Agreement, and Invoice.
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Questionnaire (1-2 days)

After the onboarding documents are received back, we will send you an ARMHS questionnaire. The questionnaire generally takes clients 1-2 days to complete. We're available for questions as you navigate through the questions.
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Complete Application and Submit (1-2 weeks)

After we receive your questionnaire, we will work on your ARMHS application. When that is complete, we'll have you electronically sign and then we will submit it to DHS. The application can contain: (1) Application, (2) Certification Requirements, (3) Branch Application (if applicable), (4) Required attachments (with labels and page numbers), and (5) Mock file.
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DHS Application Review (approximately 4 months)

DHS takes approximately 4 months to review each application. During this downtime, we'll gather items we will need once your application has been approved.
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DHS Approval and Provider Enrollment (1-2 weeks)

Once you receive final approval from DHS, we will complete your MHCP Provider Enrollment (pay fee, submit required documents, onsite visit).
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MHCP Provider Enrollment (30 days)

Once your provider enrollment application is submitted, allow 30 days for approval.
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Policies and Procedures Call

While you wait for final approval from provider enrollment, we'll send you an email to book a call with us. This is an educational call where we'll go through all of your ARMHS policies and procedures with you.
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On-site Visit and ARMHS Approval (30-60 days)

DHS will perform an onsite visit within 30-60 days after provider enrollment has been approved. After you have completed your unannounced onsite visit, you'll receive ARMHS final approval from SIRS. Congrats!

Rates/Reimbursement for Services:

  • Basic living and social skills – individual; mental health professional or practitioner / H2017 / 15 min / $17.17
  • Basic living and social skills – individual; mental health rehabilitation worker / H2017 / 15 min / $17.17
  • Basic living and social skills – group; mental health professional, practitioner or rehabilitation worker / H2017 / 15 min / $17.17
  • Basic living and social skills, transitioning to community living (TCL), mental health professional or practitioner / H2017 / 15 min / $17.17
  • Basic skills, transitioning to community living (TCL) by a mental health rehabilitation worker, less than bachelor’s degree level / H2017 / 15 min / $17.17
  • Environmental or community intervention, mental health professional or practitioner / 90882 / 1 session / $48.68
  • Environmental or community intervention, mental health rehabilitation worker / 90882 / 1 session / $48.68
  • Environmental or community intervention; transition to community living (TCL) intervention / 90882 / 1 session / $48.68
  • Environmental or community intervention; transition to community living intervention, less than bachelor’s degree level, mental health rehabilitation worker / 90882 / 1 session / $48.68
  • Mental health assessment, by non- physician / H0031 / 1 session / $82.44
  • Mental health assessment, by non-physician, follow-up service (review or update) / H0031 / 1 session / $82.44
  • Mental health service plan development by non-physician / H0032 / 1 session / $82.44
  • Mental health service plan development by non-physician, follow-up services (review or update) / H0032 / 1 session / $82.44
  • Medication education, individual: MD, RN, PA or pharmacist / H0034 / 15 min / $16.98
  • Medication education, group setting / H0034 / 15 min / $16.98

 

Additional Resources

Description of ARMHS

DHS Provider Manual – ARMHS

Minnesota Statutes 256B.0623
Minnesota Statutes 245I.011.5
Minnesota Statutes 245I.10

 

 

FAQs

Is there a way to expedite this process?

Not directly, as long as the client is promptly responding with accurate information this is primarily in DHS’s hands.

Who can be the treatment supervisor?

A licensed Mental Health Professional (LICSW, LPCC, LMFT, LP, PMHNP – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) 

You may also hear the terms Clinical Supervisor, Clinician, Mental Health Professional, etc.

What are mock files? Do I need them?

YES, mock files are required – This is a required clinical documentation for providing ARMHS services such as a Functional Assessment, DIagnostic Assessment, Individual Treatment Plan, etc)

Who needs to take the ARMHS seminar? (Offered Quarterly)

At least 1 representative (preferably an owner) needs to take the Administrative session. The Treatment supervisor will need to complete the clinical session. 

Registration information is linked here.

Can we submit the application before we attend the seminar?

NO.

Do you help with insurance credentialing?

No, only MA through DHS provider enrollment. Referral provided. 

Do I need an office?

No, a home office is sufficient as long as you have a system in place to keep sensitive information safe (spare room that has a lock, password protected computer, etc) 

Keep in mind that no other Medicaid-disclosing entities may share the same business address.

Do you help us find clients?

No, we do not. We do however highly recommend the ARMHS provider meeting group. This is a great resource for new ARMHS providers. (not typically suggested until ARMHS application is submitted)

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