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5/13/21  5:06 pm
Commenter: Tamara Starnes

Chapter IV Comprehensive Needs Assessment

PG 19. Valid Comprehensive Needs Assessment is required prior to initiating Crisis Intervention and Crisis Stabilization: do not recommend this for Crisis Services as it is not always possible, can delays treatment, and some items potentially escalating. Recommend CNA be completed by the fourth visit for these services (and Pre-screening can qualify as CNA for crisis services)

Rules of when a new Comprehensive Needs Assessment is needed and can be billed are confusing. Recommend if doing and assessment, including a comprehensive needs assessment, or CNA update, that assessment code is appropriate to bill.

Previously allowed Pre-screeners (extremely well trained) to complete Comprehensive Needs Assessment, this has been struck through, recommend keeping.

CommentID: 98528