Starting June 1, no authorization is required for BCN routine outpatient behavioral health therapy

For dates of service on or after June 1, 2018, authorization is not required for routine outpatient therapy for mental health and substance use disorders, for contracted behavioral health providers in Michigan. This applies to both BCN HMOSM (commercial) and BCN AdvantageSM members.

Currently, these services require authorization for all providers and authorization requests are submitted through the e-referral system.

Authorization will continue to be required for:

In addition, the outpatient services listed here will continue to require authorization through the e-referral system for all providers:

We'll be updating the Behavioral Health chapter of the BCN Provider Manual and other documents to reflect the change in authorization requirements.

Posted: April 2018
Line of business: Blue Care Network