Beacon Health Options is a health improvement company that serves 48 million individuals across all 50 states and the United Kingdom. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our behavioral health care system faces today. Beacon is a national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, addiction, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness. We support people in making difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. Partnering with a network of providers nationwide, we help individuals live their lives to their fullest potential. In Washington State, Beacon serves a number of large employers, and is managing crisis services to SWWA.
On April 1, 2016, Beacon Health Options began providing services to residents of Clark and Skamania counties. As the Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (BH-ASO) for Southwest Washington, Beacon is responsible for behavioral health crisis services for all individuals in these two counties regardless of their insurance status or income level. Beacon is also responsible for additional non-crisis services for low-income individuals who lack insurance coverage. The BH-ASO structure is part of the Washington Health Care Authority’s Fully Integrated Managed Care (FIMC) model, which seeks to bring whole-person, integrated care to Washington’s Medicaid population (Apple Health). Apple Health clients will get all physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder services within the Apple Health program. Most services are provided by Apple Health Plans Molina HealthCare or Community Health Plan of Washington.
More information about the transition may be found at https://www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/healthier-washington/integrated-physical-and-behavioral-health-care
Read more about Beacon’s role as the regional Behavioral Health ASO here: https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/program/bh-aso_factsheet.pdf