Chapter 2 Psychiatric Services; page 9; #4
In this section, it discusses the need for contract with service providers for "services provided under arrangement". The need for a fully executed contract with other service providers has become a cumbersome process. Is it possible for the referral itself to include information about sharing medical records and NPI information rather than attempting to obtain a full contract? Many providers are not willing to sign a contract (or letter of agreement) or have long processes to obtain signatures on a contract which would impede the proper and needed care for youth.