To request Comprehensive Psychological Assessments and/or Best Interest Assessments:
ODHS caseworkers should fill out a MindSights’ Service Request (For Child Welfare Workers), and complete the relevant medical service request form within your branch, which often requires supervisory approval. Once reviewed and approved, your branch’s Medical Support Specialist should send valid and complete 729 to MindSights, authorizing us to provide services. When requesting such psychological services, please be sure to indicate that the following codes/services are needed:
- 90791: Psychodiagnostic interview(s) and assessment
- 96130: Psychological evaluation services, 1st hour
- 96131: Psychological evaluation services, each additional hour
- 96136: Psychological testing services, 1st 30 minutes
- 96137: Psychological testing services, each additional 30 minutes
- 90885: Review and evaluation of clinical/behavioral/psychiatric records
- 90785: Interactive complexity
- 99244: Case consultation services
Once reviewed and approved, your branch’s Medical Support Specialist should send valid and complete 729 to MindSights, authorizing us to provide services. Please note that under Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) rules, MindSights will not be authorized to provide any assessment services until we receive these forms. Therefore, we cannot even begin the scheduling process until we are in receipt of the 729. So, please do follow-up regularly with your Medical Support Specialist if you have any urgent timelines in play!
For more information, please refer to your agency’s informational guide regarding Administrative Examinations.
Effective 08/31/23, Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Central Office has changed their policies regarding authorizations for Child-Parent Relationship Assessments and Sibling Relationship Assessments for kids involved with the Child Welfare system.
Under the new policies, MindSights is no longer able to provide Relationship Assessments services through the Administrative Examination system. We regret to inform you that all not-yet-begun Relationship Assessment services and service-requests must be cancelled and no new requests can be taken.
Central Office has not yet provided us with a list of providers who are able or willing to complete Relationship Assessments under their current policies. Heidi Beaubriand ([email protected]) has offered to be the ODHS contact for service-connection, case-management and provider-identification support in these matters.
Please note: we are still providing relationship assessments for children and parents referred under other funding systems.
Thank you, and we sympathize with the inconvenience and stress this may cause.