LME-MCO Joint Communication Bulletin # J379

Please see LME-MCO Joint Communication Bulletin #J379 Addition of ASAM Requirements for the Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) and Diagnostic Assessment (DA) for proposed amendments to Clinical Coverage Policy 8C, Section 7.3.2 (CCA Format) and Clinical Coverage Policy 8A, Attachment D, Diagnostic Assessment (Elements of the Diagnostic Assessment). The amendments will add a requirement that includes the determination of ASAM level of care to assessments of individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis effective in the spring of 2021. This requirement will also be implemented for any Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) or Diagnostic Assessment (DA) supported by state funds.

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