Effective September 1, 2022, Empire will transition from MCG Behavioral Health criteria to InterQual® Behavioral Health criteria.

 

Effective with dates of service on and after September 1, 2022, Empire will begin using InterQual® behavioral Health criteria for the review of behavioral health services for Fully Insured members only.  This represents a change from the behavioral health medical policies and clinical guidelines currently used. 

 

Please note that the following behavioral health (BEH) medical policies and clinical guidelines will be retained at this time:

 

Empire may continue to use additional medical policies and clinical guidelines to supplement InterQual® Behavioral Health criteria Guidelines.

 

This impacts Empire’s Commercial fully Insured health plans.

 

NYBCBS-COMM-000057-22

 



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