Carolina Care Plan changes definition of Specialist

CCP will be making changes to the categorization (and therefore the Copay members pay) of their Physician Roster.  The following CATEGORIES are NOT being changed:

General and Family Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant


For Large Groups immediately, and for 2-50 groups beginning on January 1, the following categories will be considered Primary Care Physicians, to meet the Federal Mental Health Parity Requirements:

Psychiatry (all levels), psychology, social worker, clinical counselor, and Marriage Family Therapist.


For all groups, effective January1, the following will be recategorized as specailists:

Manipulative Medicine, infectious disease, nuclear medicine, occupational medicine and clinical genetics.