The Basic Benefit package includes those services that will be made available to Medicaid-entitled individuals and, to the extent resources are available, to non- Medicaid individuals according to local business plans. These services are intended to provide brief interventions for individuals with acute needs. The Basic Benefit package is accessed through a simple referral from the Local Management Entity, through its screening, triage and referral system. Once the referral is made, there are no prior authorization requirements for these services. Referred individuals can access up to eight (8) visits for adults ages twenty-one (21) and up and sixteen (16) visits for children and adolescents below age twenty-one (21) from the Basic Benefit package from any Provider enrolled in the LME/MCO’s Provider network.

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