Ohio Department of Medicaid

Ohio Administrative Code
Rule 5160-27-13 Mobile response and stabilization service.
Effective: July 1, 2022

(A) For the purposes of this rule, mobile response and stabilization service (MRSS), is the service as
set forth by the Ohio department of mental health and addiction services (OhioMHAS) in rule 5122-
29-14 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Eligible providers.

(1) Providers certified by OhioMHAS in accordance with rule 5122-29-14 of the Administrative
Code are eligible for MRSS reimbursement.

(2) Services rendered by MRSS team staff described in rule 5122-29-14 of the Administrative Code
that are eligible providers of behavioral health services in accordance with rule 5160-27-01 of the
Administrative Code are reimbursable.

(C) Coverage.

(1) The following MRSS activities are reimbursable:

(a) Mobile response activities as described in rule 5122-29-14 of the Administrative Code.

(b) Stabilization services as described in rule 5122-29-14 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Prior authorization is not needed for mobile response activities.

(3) Prior authorization is needed for stabilization services rendered more than six weeks from the
completion of mobile response.

(4) For individuals enrolled in either a medicaid managed care organization (MCO) or the OhioRISE plan, it is the responsibility of the provider to notify the individual’s MCO or the OhioRISE plan within three business days of initiation, termination, and transition from stabilization services. For individuals enrolled in both a medicaid managed care organization (MCO) and the OhioRISE plan, it is the responsibility of the provider to notify the OhioRISE plan within three business days of initiation, termination, and transition from stabilization services.

(D) Limitations.

(1) The following activities are not billable as MRSS:

(a) Childcare services or services provided as a substitute for the parent or other individuals
responsible for providing care and supervision.

(b) Respite care.

(c) Transportation activities that do not include the provision of a mobile response activity or
stabilization service.

(d) MRSS screening and triage activities described in rule 5122-29-14 of the Administrative Code.

(e) Activities not described in paragraph (C) of this rule.

(2) Reimbursement will not be made for stabilization services described in paragraph (C)(1) of this
rule when an individual is:

(a) Enrolled in intensive home-based treatment as described in rule 5122-29-28 of the Administrative
Code.

(b) Receiving substance use disorder residential treatment services as described in rule 5160-27-09
of the Administrative Code, except for MRSS necessary to support admission to the facility.

(c) Enrolled in assertive community treatment as described in rule 5160-27-04 of the Administrative
Code.

(d) Receiving inpatient hospital psychiatric services as described in Chapter 5160-2 of the
Administrative Code, except for MRSS necessary to support admission to the hospital.

(e) Receiving psychiatric residential treatment facility services as described in 42 C.F.R. 441.150
(October 1, 2021) through 42 C.F.R. 441.184 (October 1, 2021) except for MRSS necessary to
support admission to the facility.

(E) Reimbursement. The medicaid reimbursement rate for MRSS is stated in the appendix to rule
5160-27-03 of the Administrative Code

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