Behavioral Health plans must give no fewer than 180 days notice to behavioral health providers of any decision to not renew a contract.
Further, Health Plans must show cause for not renewing provider contracts, and must demonstrate that any lawful communication concerning regulations and statutes that effect service delivery is not a factor in said non-renewal.
Further, should a Behavioral Health Plan not renew a behavioral health provider contract, said plan must continue to cover payment for an existing patient receiving services prior to the termination date of the contract, until such treatment is no longer medically necessary consistent with terms of contract in place at the time of non-renewal and usual and customary utilization management processes.
Further, Behavioral Health Providers shall not be prohibited from collecting any portion of a deductible for services rendered at the time of service.
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