Psychiatric conditions

Prior Authorization is required for all psychiatric care.

Is authorization required? How do I get authorization?


L&I (State fund):
Complete the preauthorization form.
    Note: Completing this form creates a high priority work item for the claim manager and gives them information they need to act on your request.

Or, contact the claims manager:
By phone: To get the claims manager’s phone number, call the Claim Information line (800-831-5227)

By secure email: If you are the attending physician, IME, or concurrent care provider, log into to the Claims & Account Center (CAC)

Contact the employer

Coverage and treatment information

L&I has prepared guidelines for the management of psychiatric conditions.

Note: Psychiatric evaluation and treatment services provided by social workers, and other master’s level counselors are not covered, even when delivered under the direct supervision of a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist.

Billing and payment policies

 Related rules

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