Crisis Stabilization Authorization Changes – Effective July 25, 2021: Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)

The Comprehensive Needs Assessment is the initial face-to-face interaction encounter in which the provider obtains information from the individual, and parent, guardian, or other family members as appropriate about the individual’s mental health status and behaviors. The CNA serves to gather information to assess the needs, strengths, and preferences of the individual.

Comprehensive Needs Assessments are required prior to developing an ISP and will be required as a reference point for the ISP during the entire duration of services. Services based upon incomplete, missing, or outdated assessments and ISPs as defined in this manual will be denied reimbursement.

Learn more about crisis stabilization authorization changes.