If you are a Tufts Health Together (MassHealth), Tufts Health RITogether (Rhode Island Medicaid), Tufts Health Unify (Medicare-Medicaid plan), or Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options (65+ Medicare-Medicaid plan) member: You may need to renew your coverage this year. Learn more.
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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about our behavioral health benefits below.
Either you or your behavioral health provider need to notify Tufts Health Plan within 30 days of your first appointment. It is, however, your behavioral health provider’s responsibility to verify that notification has occurred.
Initial notifications of treatment can be backdated for up to thirty days after the initial date of service.
Notifications are valid for 12 months from the start date or until the number of visits have been exhausted.
It is the responsibility of your behavioral health provider to notify Tufts Health Plan when additional visits are needed.
A psychiatrist or psychiatric clinical nurse specialist who provides medication management needs to notify Tufts Health Plan of an initial medication management evaluation. Additional medication management visits (15-20 minutes in length with no therapy) do not require notification to Tufts Health Plan and are unlimited throughout the year. You are responsible for your office visit co-pay for these visits.
Most policies renew on January 1. However, policies vary. You can verify your annual effective dates either with your employer, by logging in to your secure member portal, or checking your benefit document.
The number of visits available to Tufts Health Plan members varies. Co-payments may also vary. You can review your copayment amounts by logging in to your secure member portal, or checking your benefit document for details.
Prior authorization is required for psychological and neuropsychological testing. Providers are required to submit a request form prior to an initial testing evaluation. Your provider can obtain the appropriate prior authorization request form in our Provider Resource Center.
Members should go to the nearest emergency room (ER) for a level of care evaluation to determine the most appropriate treatment. The ER team will contact Tufts Health Plan to determine where services can be obtained based on your clinical needs and your coverage.