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PROVIDERS MAY NOW BE REIMBURSED
FOR PROBLEM GAMBLING SERVICES

The Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration, in collaboration with Optum Maryland, will reimburse providers and private practitioners for providing problem gambling services to Maryland residents in support of screening, assessment and individual/group therapy for individuals and their loved ones struggling problem gambling and gambling disorder.

Current Medicaid Providers & Private Practitioners

If you are an eligible provider or private practitioner that is currently enrolled with Medicaid through Optum and are providing gambling services, you can provide those services with applicable coding and be reimbursed directly through Medicaid or through the Problem Gambling Fund.

Non-Medicaid Providers & Private Practitioners

If you are a non-Medicaid provider or private practitioner, you are also eligible to be reimbursed for problem gambling services.  You can apply by completing the online application with the information requested.  Once the application is completed and submitted online, the Center will review the application and forward the approved application to Optum for inclusion in the program.

MARYLAND PROBLEM GAMBLING
PROVIDER REFERRAL NETWORK

As a participant in the problem gambling services reimbursement initiative, you can also be listed on the Maryland Problem Gambling Provider Referral Network directory.  This list is used by the Maryland Helpline as a referral to help seekers.  In addition, this list is posted online on the Center’s website and the Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling website.

FOR ASSISTANCE

Please contact the Center’s Program Director if you have any questions on this initiative or the Center’s resources:

Mary Drexler
Program Director
Direct: (667) 214-2121
Main: (667) 214-2120
Email: mdrexler@som.umaryland.edu