Non-Pharmaceutical Mental Health Services Prior Authorization Committee

The MO HealthNet Non-Pharmaceutical Mental Health Services Prior Authorization Advisory Committee was created by Rule 13 CSR 70-98.020. This committee consists of clinicians who are licensed in their respective fields. The committee represents a broad spectrum of practice including, but not limited to, those providing services to adults, children, children in state custody, the geriatric population, and Department of Mental Health clients.

The committee is composed of three (3) Psychiatrists, three (3) Psychologists, three (3) Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), and three (3) Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). The members are appointed by the Director of The Department of Social Services and serve a four year term. No compensation is received by the members, although expenses related to participation on the committee is reimbursed.

The MO HealthNet Non-Pharmaceutical Mental Health Services Prior Authorization Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding the Prior Authorization process. The committee meets quarterly to review data regarding the Prior Authorization process, discuss any required policy changes and, to make recommendations to MO HealthNet regarding best practice.