BCBSRI levels behaviorial health copays with primary care, lifts approval rule

PEOPLE IN RHODE ISLAND are more likely to report unmet need for behavioral health care services than in any other New England state, according to data from the Truven Health Analytics report commissioned by the state in 2014. / COURTESY TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS
PEOPLE IN RHODE ISLAND are more likely to report unmet need for behavioral health care services than in any other New England state, according to data from the Truven Health Analytics report commissioned by the state in 2014. / COURTESY TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS
PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is making behavioral health doctor visit copays the same cost as primary care and lifting approval requirements for in-network behavioral health services, part of the company’s effort to improve access to behavioral health services for members. The changes are also intended to help address the…

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  1. You mean they are finally complying with mental health parity? Sure they charged the most they could but now they have decided that they should treat it as primary care. It’s about time