Coverage Required for Annual Behavioral Health Well Check

On August 3, 2022, Gov. Carney signed HB 303 into law. The new law requires insurers to provide coverage for an annual behavioral health well check, which is defined as:

“A pre-deductible annual visit with a licensed mental health clinician with at minimum a masters level degree. The well check must include but is not limited to a review of medical history, evaluation of adverse childhood experiences, use of a group of developmentally appropriate mental health screening tools, and may include anticipatory behavioral health guidance congruent with stage of life using the diagnosis of annual behavioral health well check.”

The coverage may be limited to participating providers and may be subject to a copayment or coinsurance. The new law is effective January 1, 2024.

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