Behavioral health professionals surveyed in one or more of six behavioral health plan networks in California found that at least 57%of the time, the surveyed professionals offered an urgent appointment within standards set by the state’s 2010 Timely Access Regulation. For non-urgent appointments, the surveyed professionals offered a timely appointment at least 71% of the time. Across the six plans, the network professionals offered timely urgent and non-urgent appointments from 64% to 83% of the time, respectively. This was the result of an analysis of six behavioral health plans conducted by the state Department of Managed . . .
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