215.004 Psychiatric Care and Treatment


Psychiatric Care and Treatment: The Texas Medical Association reaffirms the standard that the evaluation of medical necessity and appropriateness of psychiatric care and treatment can be made only by physicians, and that any review of that evaluation must be made by board certified psychiatrists. A determination by third party payers based solely on the basis of a diagnosis is unacceptable (Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation, p 147, A-92; reaffirmed CSA Rep. 2-A-02; amended CSPH Rep. 1-A-15).

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October 07, 2016