Monday, February 16, 2009

From the Mass Behavioral Health Partnership: More Benefits

Effective immediately, Chapter 766 testing has been reinstated as a covered benefit for MBHP
Members. Requests for 766 educational testing should be made on the Psychological Evaluation Request form (PER), which can be found on the MBHP web site at The PER form should then be faxed to MBHP at 617-790-4129, with the fax cover sheet labeled as “Request for Chapter 766 Educational Testing.”

Effective immediately, up to four units have been reinstated using the procedure code 99402. Providers may bill up to two pre- and two post-testing counseling units, authorization free, per Member for a rolling 12-month period. If a provider feels that additional units are needed, he/she should call the Outpatient Review Department at 617-790-5634 for a medical necessity review.

If you have questions regarding this Alert, please contact our Community Relations Department at 1-800-495-0086 (press 1 for the English menu, 2 for the Spanish menu, then #3 then #1 to skip prompts), Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elizabeth O'Brien, LICSW
Regional Director
MBHP, Central Mass
120 Front Street, Suite 315
Worcester, MA 01608
Office: 508-890-6406
Fax: 508-890-6410
Cell: 617-645-6219

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