NM Behavioral Health EBP Provider Expansion Initiative

  1. NM Behavioral Health EBP Provider Expansion Initiative

Become a New Mexico Behavioral Health EBP Provider  

To support increased delivery of behavioral health evidence-based practices (EBP), New Mexico will be offering specialized Medicaid rates for the following practices:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Training & Certification Standards

The guides below lists the national training and certification requirements for each EBP.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the EBP provider application be used?

The application process will be used to identify providers that are currently qualified to deliver these evidence-based practices (EBPs) and eligible to receive the new Medicaid rates for these services.

How to I prepare for the EPB provider application?

The applications for the individual EBPs are entirely online/digital applications. Review the following checklist(s) to gather information prior to completing the online questionnaire.

DBT Checklist 

EMDR Checklist

TF-CBT Checklist

What are the qualifications to deliver these EBPs?

Qualifications to deliver these EBPs are based on meeting national training standards set by the EBP treatment developer or professional organization and being enrolled with Medicaid managed care organizations.

For some of the EBPs, New Mexico has also established NM EBP Provisional Qualifications for practitioners that have met minimum training requirements and are actively working toward achieving the full EBP qualification standards.

How do I submit information about my qualifications for the EBP?

Please complete The Center of Innovation EBP Provider Qualification Questionnaire for the specific EBP to provide documentation of meeting the EBP Qualification standards. ⇒DBT ⇒EMDR ⇒TF-CBT

For the NM EBP Provisional Qualification, applicants are asked to provide detailed information about their EBP training, consultation, and delivery experiences.

Providers are encouraged to review the training and certification expectations (Download EBP Qualifications Guide).

Who reviews EBP provider applications?

Applications will be reviewed by an Interagency Steering Committee made up of HSD and CYFD representatives to determine if all criteria are met, if  additional information is needed, or if additional steps need to be taken to meet the qualifications

What happens if certification was not received through the listed entity?

Additional information about the qualifications of the trainer, the training and consultation received, and supporting documentation will be required.

These applications are reviewed to determine if the necessary qualifications to receive the specialized EBP rate are demonstrated, if they meet the NM EBP Provisional Qualification standards, or if additional information is needed.

Applicants are encouraged to provide detailed information about their EBP training, consultation, and delivery experiences to determine future training, consultation, or technical assistance opportunities to support providers in achieving the NM EBP Provisional Qualification and the full EBP qualification standards.

When will provider criteria be verified?

The review process can take up to 30 days from the date the application is completed in full (all supporting documentation has been provided).

Once certification criteria is verified, provider(s) will receive additional information about the EBP rates, billing procedures, expectation for delivering the EBP, documentation of services, quality assurance for the EBP and maintaining EBP qualifications.