Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP)
NP-LBPHP’s are licensed cliniciansable to practice independently for which reimbursement is authorized underOther Licensed Practitioner within the Medicaid State Plan. This OLP “billingauthority” allows services provided by NP-LBHP’s to be reimbursable whendelivered in nontraditional settings, including the home and/or community, orother site-based settings when appropriate, as permissible under State practicelaw. Services must be within the practitioner’s scope of practice, as definedin NY State law. The delivery of services by NP-LBHP’s in these naturalsettings expands the range of treatment options for families/caregivers byallowing greater flexibility and choice based on the needs of the child oryouth. It is also expected to more effectively engage those children, youth andfamilies/caregivers who may have difficulty engaging in traditional clinicbased settings. environmental stressors which interfere with the child/youth’sdaily living, financial management, housing, academic and/or employmentprogress, personal recovery or resilience, family and/or interpersonalrelationships and community integration.
An OLP may perform the following services:
- Licensed Evaluation (Assessment) - process of identifying a child/youth individual’s behavioral strengths and weaknesses, problems and service needs, through the observation and a comprehensive evaluation of the child/youth current mental, physical and behavioral condition and history.
- Identification of services and practices medically necessary to meet the child/youth’s behavioral health needs, which may include other SPA services.
- All NP-LBHP have the capacity to conduct a comprehensive assessment within the scope of their practice. NP-LBHP who have the ability to diagnose within his or her scope of practice under state law includes a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). All other listed NP-LBHPs are required to work under the supervision of a licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), licensed psychologists, or psychiatrists for the purposes of conducting a diagnostic evaluation.
- Treatment Planning - process of describing the child/youth’s condition and services needed for the current episode of care, detailing the scope/practices to be provided, expected outcome, and expected frequency and duration of the treatment for each provider.
- Psychotherapy (Counseling) - therapeutic communication and interaction for the purpose of alleviating symptoms or functional limitations associated with a child/youth’s diagnosed behavioral health disorder, reversing or changing maladaptive patterns of behavior, encouraging personal growth and development, and supporting the child/youth’s capacity to achieve age–appropriate developmental milestones.
- Crisis Intervention Activities: If the child-youth experiences psychiatric, behavioral or situational distress in which the NP-LBHP is contacted as the treatment provider, the OLP may perform any of the following:
- Crisis Triage (By telephone).
- Crisis Off-Site (In-person)
- Crisis Complex Care (Follow up)
- Services can be performed in individual, family and group modalities.
- Services are delivered in a trauma informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner.
- Coordinate with other providers involved in the individual’s treatment.
- Timely and accurate documentation of contacts.
- Attend required supervision, meetings and trainings.
- Report incidences and issues to supervisor immediately.
- Knowledge and adherence to agency and regulatory bodies’ standards of practice.
- Ensure delivery of services as outlined by service plan.
- Continuous monitoring that family choice and voice is present in service delivery.
- NP-LBHPs include the following practitioners; each is permitted to practice independently within his or her scope of practice under Title VIII of the Education Law and in any setting permissible under State law: • (1) licensed psychoanalysts; • (2) licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs); • (3) licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT); and • (4) licensed mental health counselors (LMHC).
- NP-LBHPs also include licensed master social workers (LMSWs) under the supervision of licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), licensed psychologists, or psychiatrists.
- Evidenced-based practices (EBPs) require approval, designations and fidelity reviews on an ongoing basis as determined necessary by New York State.
- NOTE: In addition to licensure, service providers that offer addiction services must demonstrate competency as defined by the Department of Health, state law and regulations (14 NYCRR 853.2).
- NOTE: Psychiatrists, Licensed Physician Assistants, Licensed Physicians, Psychologists, and Licensed Nurse Practitioners are authorized to provide services which are Medicaid reimbursable under a different authority within the State Plan.
- Must have a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
- Must be cleared by the NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
- Must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
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