BH Enrollment and Affiliation Steps in MITS | View the Slides | View the July 17th Webinar
The Ohio Department of Medicaid hosted a webinar on July 17, 2019, that provided step-by-step instructions for how rendering practitioners can enroll in MITS, become affiliated with their employing agency, and make changes to licenses, provider specialties, and names.
CBHC Practitioner Enrollment File & Universal Roster Overview Training
View the Slides | View the May 30th Webinar
Note: Universal Roster is no longer used and providers must update MITS.
CBHC Practitioner Enrollment File Training
View the Slides | View the Mar. 20th Webinar | View the Q&A Document
CBHC Practitioner Enrollment File - As of September 11, 2021
Medicaid Managed Care Plan Behavioral Health Provider Enrollment and Credentialing
Frequently Asked Questions
The National Provider Identifier
The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) requires that providers and practitioners who want to furnish Medicaid covered services to Medicaid recipients enroll as Medicaid providers. This includes both providers and practitioners who will submit claims seeking reimbursement for services furnished to Medicaid recipients and rendering practitioners who are employed by provider groups or organizations who will submit claims to the department for payment.
When enrolling in Medicaid through the ODM Provider Portal health care providers/practitioners must submit to the department the 10-digit National Provider Identifier (NPI) assigned to them by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). This 10-digit number is the single identifier required by all public and private health plans. The NPPES website contains instructions for completing an application and fully describes each component of the application process. See links at right.
Taxonomy Code for a National Provider Identifier
When applying for an NPI, providers and practitioners must provide a taxonomy code. The taxonomy code is an alphanumeric code, 10 characters in length. The alphanumeric code is structured into three levels; provider grouping, classification and area of specialization. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the provider or practitioner completing the NPI application, and providers and practitioners are required to identify at least one taxonomy to associate with their NPI. If more than one taxonomy code is selected, one of the selected codes must be identified as the primary taxonomy. Provider Taxonomy codes and their descriptions can be found on the Washington Publishing Company’s web page.
See instructions on how to enroll a rendering practitioner in Ohio Medicaid
See MITS Bits on enrolling dependently licensed and BH paraprofessional practitioners.
See MITS Bits on enrolling multi-licensed practitioners.
Resources for Enrolling Practitioners in Medicaid
Effective Compliance Programs - PDF
To apply for an NPI - website
For NPI-related questions - website
Health Care Provider Taxonomy - PDF
Provider Taxonomy Codes - website