Guide Psychiatric Outpatient Hospital (POH) Manual

The Psychiatric Outpatient Hospital Manual contains the regulations and administrative and billing instructions for psychiatric outpatient hospitals. See 130 CMR 450.124 for important information about payment for behavioral health services for MassHealth members. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) establishes rates for MassHealth services. MassHealth issues transmittal letters to update any part of the provider manual. MassHealth issues provider bulletins to communicate information that is not contained in the provider manual. Each part of the Psychiatric Outpatient Hospital Manual is listed below from beginning to end. You can print each part separately (or any individual pages) or print all parts for a complete manual.

Table of Contents

Table of contents pages i, ii, ii-a, and iii appear at the beginning of Subchapter 1 below.

Table of contents page iv appears at the beginning of Subchapter 4 below.

Table of contents page v (see below)

Table of contents page vi (see below)

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Preface

See below for the Psychiatric Outpatient Hospital (POH) Manual Preface.

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Subchapters 1 through 3

Administrative and Billing Regulations (apply to all providers).

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Subchapter 4

See below for the Psychiatric Outpatient Hospital (POH) regulations (130 CMR 434.000).

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Subchapter 5

The Administrative and Billing Instructions (Subchapter 5) are divided into seven parts. For instructions for electronic billing, refer to the MassHealth Companion Guides. To request a copy of any of the MassHealth Companion Guides please contact MassHealth Customer Service Center at 1-800-841-2900. For instructions for billing MassHealth using paper claim forms refer to MassHealth Billing Guides for Paper Claim Submitters.

Please see below for Subchapter 5: Administrative and Billing Instructions.

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MassHealth Provider Manual Appendices

The MassHealth generic appendices contained in all provider manuals (Appendices A, C, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z) and provider-specific manual appendices.

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