Psychiatric and Psychotherapy Services section of the Physicians, Laboratories, and Other Medical Professionals Manual

Effective July 1, 2014, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has reinstated the Psychiatric and Psychotherapy Services section of the Physicians, Laboratories, and Other Medical Professionals Manual.  This section applies to all physicians, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners providing psychiatric services, as well as allied professionals who may provide psychotherapy services under the supervision of these professionals.  The Psychiatric and Psychotherapy Services section has been revised to reflect 2013 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) guidelines and outlines the guidelines for supervision of services provided by allied professionals.                                                                              

If you should have any questions regarding program policy, please contact the Division of Behavioral Health at (803) 898-2565.  Please refer any questions or concerns regarding claims resolution to the SCDHHS Provider Service Center at 1-888-289-0709.  This bulletin affects policy for Medicaid beneficiaries who are participating with Fee-For-Service Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).  Please contact the appropriate MCO for questions regarding authorization and coverage of these services. Thank you for your continued support in the South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid program.

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