Accreditation of Mental Health Service Providers

Iowa Health and Human Services


Accreditation is required before a provider receives payment from managed care providers, third party payers, and Medicaid (medical service).

Code Citation IC 225C & IAC 441-24

Who Applies Case management, supported community living, and psychiatric rehabilitation providers, community mental health centers, other mental health providers and mental health crisis services providers.

When To Apply An application may be submitted at any time.

Initial Requirements Contact the HHS Division of Behavioral Health Services for more information.

Duration Initial accreditation is valid for 270 calendar days with one or three year recertification.

Processing Time Approximately three months.

Fee Structure No fees.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

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Contact Information
Theresa Armstrong
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319