Licensing and Accreditation Requirements
Community-based behavioral health programs are required to be licensed and accredited to operate in the State of Maryland. COMAR 10.63 outlines the licensing and accreditation requirements.
The following resources are available to assist providers with licensing and accreditation:
Beacon Health Options is the Administrative Services Organization (ASO) for Maryland’s Public Behavioral Health System. The ASO pays for behavioral health services for Maryland Medicaid enrollees and people who are uninsured.
The following resources are available to assist providers with Maryland Medicaid:
- Apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. Providers need a NPI number to register with Medicaid.
- Register with Beacon Health Options through ProviderConnect to process claims, obtain claims information, and verify eligibility status.
- Sign up for Provider Alerts through Beacon Health Options. To sign up, send an e-mail request to email@example.com.