This excerpt taken from the CNC 10-K filed Feb 24, 2006.
22.214.171.124 Follow-up after Hospitalization for Behavioral Health Services
The HMO must require, through Provider contract provisions, that all Members receiving inpatient psychiatric services are scheduled for outpatient follow-up and/or continuing treatment prior to discharge. The outpatient treatment must occur within seven (7) days from the date of discharge. The HMO must ensure that Behavioral Health Service Providers contact Members who have missed appointments within 24 hours to reschedule appointments.