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Medical Necessity Criteria

Magellan is committed to the philosophy of promoting treatment at the most appropriate, least-restrictive level of care needed to effectively meet an individual's needs. We see the continuum of care as a fluid treatment pathway where individuals may enter treatment at any level and be moved to more- or less-intensive settings or levels of care as their changing clinical needs dictate. At any level of care, treatment is individualized, active and takes into consideration the individual's stage of readiness to change and readiness to participate in treatment.

Louisiana Coordinated System of Care Medical Necessity Criteria (PDF)


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