Behavioral Health Services for People in MassHealth Fee for Service

Vicky Pulos, MLRI

This memo summarizes how people enrolled in MassHealth Fee for Service rather than Managed Care can gain access to behavioral health services.  It describes some of the differences between Fee for Service and Managed Care and offers some advocacy tips for children and adults having difficulties obtaining behavioral health services in the Fee for Service system including those who have Temporary Coverage in the form of MassHealth Standard Fee for Service/.