Behavioral Health Information Technology (BHIT) Program

Electronic Health Records/Electronic Billing Systems (EHR/EBS) for Adult Behavioral Health—Home and Community-Based Service (Adult BH-HCBS) Providers

About the Program

The Behavioral Health Information Technology (BHIT) Program was launched by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to support Adult Behavioral Health—Home and Community-Based Service (BH-HCBS) providers in the adoption, implementation, and upgrade of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Billing Software (EBS) to successfully document and bill for their Adult BH-HCBS services to Medicaid Managed Care.

As of May 31, 2018, the program has ended. 

Behavioral Health Information Technology Implementation in New York State

In May 2018, NYeC concluded their work on the New York State Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Information Technology (BHIT) program. The BHIT program provided technical assistance and support to Adult Behavioral Health—Home and Community-Based Services (BH HCBS) providers in the transition to and adoption of health information technology.

Our new report details the strategic approach taken by NYeC, highlighting key activities, achievements, and lessons learned through the successful completion of this program. Through the BHIT program, 114 organizations, representing over 2,000 HCBS staff members, adopted,
or upgraded an electronic medical record and billing system to capture their case documentation in real-time and bill for their services to Medicaid Managed Care.


New York State Approved BH-HCBS Billable Services


Psychological Rehabilitation

Family Support and Training

Education Support Services

Transitional Employment

Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment

Short-Term Crisis Respite

Peer Support Services

Intensive Supported Employment


Intensive Crisis Respite

Pre-vocational Services

On-going Supported Employment