Clinical Care Criteria

The Behavioral HealthCare Program utilizes the following clinical criteria for medical necessity:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

BHCP uses the Milliman Care Guidelines Behavioral Health Care24th Edition, evidence based behavioral health guidelines provided by MCG Health.


BHCP also uses the National Coverage Determinations and Local Determinations set forth by Medicare Coverage Guidelines for the Anthem MaineHealth Joint Venture Medicare Advantage plan and for Martins Point Generations Advantage members

Behavioral HealthCare Program Criteria:

Admission and Continued Stay Criteria for Crisis Beds

Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Criteria

How do I receive a copy of the clinical criteria used by Behavioral HealthCare Program?

Please contact us at 1-800-538-9698 and we would be happy to send you a copy of  the applicable clinical criteria