On July 1, 2019, many Massachusetts private health insurance plans began paying for certain Behavioral Health services for Children and Adolescents (BHCA). Additional behavioral health services will begin on July 1, 2020 (Additional Services). You will need to check with your insurance plan or your employer’s human resources department to find out if your health insurance will cover these important services. The contact information for your insurance plan is on your health insurance card.

Division of Insurance Bulletins

The Division of Insurance has issued a set of bulletins instructing commercial insurers to provide a new behavioral health benefit for children and adolescents, sometimes called BHCA.

Access to Services

MassHealth Guidance to Providers and Carriers Regarding Transition to Commercial Coverage of Intermediate Services for Youth

EOHHS Bulletin

For families with MassHealth secondary: MassHealth has extended the transition period end date for intermediate services (BHCA) from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

Read more from here: MassHealth Guidance on Transition to Commercial Coverage of Intermediate Services

Autism Insurance Resource Center

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