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Payment for Psychiatric Treatment

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society opposes the refusal by health plans to pay qualified physicians for treating patients with psychiatric diagnoses including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit disorders without an authorization from the behavioral health management organizations; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports efforts to eliminate mandatory requirements for psychiatric referrals and to permit qualified physicians to evaluate and treat patients and be paid for psychiatric services.

(Substitute Resolution 10-2007, adopted in lieu of Resolution 10 10/21/2007)
(reaffirmed, Report F-2012, Item 3-39, adopted 10/27/2012)
(reaffirmed, Board Report-2018, Item 68, adopted 11/3/2018)