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April 14, 2024 Clouds | 44°F
The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 8RR: Coverage for mental health or substance use disorder services delivered through psychiatric collaborative care model

Section 8RR. (a) For the purposes of this section, ''psychiatric collaborative care model'' shall mean the evidence-based, integrated behavioral health service delivery method in which a primary care team consisting of a primary care provider and a care manager provides structured care management to a patient, and that works in collaboration with a psychiatric consultant that provides regular consultations to the primary care team to review the clinical status and care of patients and to make recommendations.

(b) A contract between a subscriber and the corporation under an individual or group hospital service plan that is delivered, issued or renewed within or without the commonwealth shall provide coverage for mental health or substance use disorder services that are delivered through the psychiatric collaborative care model.