Medicaid and Behavioral Health Overview

$30.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

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CEU Course Description

This course describes the behavioral health services offered under the Medicaid program and the various types of Medicaid authorities that provide the basis for components of state behavioral health programs.  As looked at in this course, behavioral health services and treatments may be authorized by a state’s Medicaid State Plan and/or by waivers that the state chooses to implement.

Course Objectives

1. Identify the various Medicaid services that comprise components of behavioral health programs.

2. Describe the types of services under which Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries most commonly receive diagnosis and treatment for mental or substance use disorders (M/SUD).

3. Review general principles relative to Medicaid providers.

4. Discuss how Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMDs) view the continuum of care for chemical dependency.

5. Examine the relationship between the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and the Affordable Care Act.

6. Analyze how Medicare and Medicaid are affiliated, as well as Medicare’s role in providing behavioral health benefits.

7. Differentiate between the services provided under Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D.



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2016-07-19

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