June 19, 2016
This is the regulatory package which began in October 2013 with the Emergency Regs effective in December 2013 (extended until October 2015) upon which comments were accepted last Fall (ending 23 October, 2015). It is also the regulatory package which was overlapped by the “2011 Mental Health Services Program Changes for Appropriate Utilization & Provider Qualifications” which became Final on 1/30/2015. All this said – it has caused a great deal of confusion!
The final regs, available here
should come as a surprise to no one! We have also posted the regs on the Members Behavior Health page and under Provider Resources. Additional information is available on the Member’s Behavioral Health page.