Ama Policy

Managed Behavioral Health Organizations (MBHOs) H-285.921

U.R. Criteria
It is the policy of our AMA that, when requested, Managed Behavioral Health Organizations (MBHOs) should share their written disease management protocols with primary care and other treating physicians. .When a patient is receiving treatment for mental illness and/or chemical dependency through an MBHO, with the patient’s permission and in accordance with relevant legal requirements, the primary care physician should be notified immediately; and, if requested, be kept apprised of the patient’s treatment (including all medications prescribed) and progress, so that the primary care and other treating physicians can coordinate the patient’s health care needs in optimal fashion.

Policy Timeline

Res. 702, I-01Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 7, A-11Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 1, A-21