S 806 – Massachusetts

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S806

For legislation relative to patient centered access to behavioral health services in accountable care organizations. Health Care Financing. All Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Commonwealth certified by the Health Policy Commission shall offer patient navigation and care coordination services as defined below for patients with a diagnosed mental illness or substance use disorder and for patients with symptoms that suggest a possible mental illness or substance use disorder as determined by a licensed health care provider, including assisting with navigating health insurance; including but not limited to, helping the patient understand cost-sharing, finding in-network providers, assisting with referrals, assisting with appeals, explaining benefits and helping the patient find new insurance during open enrollment periods or due to a qualifying life event if their current insurance plan does not meet their needs.

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