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To access Magellan's Provider Focus, our e-newsletter for providers, go to www.magellanproviderfocus.com.  You'll find current articles and information relating to Magellan and our local service centers. You'll also find past issues of Provider Focus. Check back as a new issue of our newsletter is released each quarter.

Provider Information

 

 - December 12, 2017: Provider Town Hall Webinar


Information on Behavioral Specialist License:

BSL Tracking Webinar

Application for Behavior Specialist License

Behavioral Specialist License Application Process

 

Provider Screening Tools

Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania launched its screening programs to target individuals who may have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, as well as a brief screening tool for depression. Magellan chose the following screening tools:

The Global Appraisal of Individual Needs-Short Screener (GAIN-SS) | Short Screener Description

The Patient Health Questionnaire two-item scale (PHQ-2) | Questionnaire Description

The GAIN-SS is a brief five minute instrument designed to quickly and accurately screen general populations of both adults and adolescents to detect psychiatric disorders, substance use disorders, or crime and violence problems. The screener helps identify those who would benefit from further assessment or referral for these issues, and also rules out those who do not have a behavioral health disorder.

The PHQ-2 consists of the first two items from the longer Patient Health Questionnaire-9, which consists of nine items that align with the DSM criteria for major depression. The PHQ-2 inquires about the frequency of depressed mood and loss of pleasure or interest over the past 2 weeks. Its purpose is not to establish a final diagnosis but to screen for depression as an initial approach. A PHQ-2 score ranges from 0-6, with recommendations for further screening with a PHQ-9 for anyone scoring a 3 and above.

Screening tool access:

www.gaincc.org

www.phqscreeners.com

The screening tools will be of use to identify any member suspected of possibly having a depressive disorder and/or individuals with a mental illness who could also potentially have a substance use disorder. It will be recommended that these tools be utilized for every potential candidate on initial evaluation and at least on a quarterly basis.

Webinar access:

Webinar - Screening Tools

Magellan created a provider webinar to teach providers about Magellan's screening tool program and how to utilize the tools selected. The webinar training covered the following:

  • Purpose of the program
  • Identify the targeted population for the tools
  • Descriptions of the tools selected
  • Benefits of using the screening tools

  

A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support their LGBT Children


Provider Notifications

DHS has prepared the attached training/informational guides to help providers, business and community partners in the transition to the new HealthChoices Expansion Program.  The following were added to the HealthChoicesPA.com website under the Provider Information tab:

 

Compliance News

Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Magellan) strives on being proactive and using education as a preventative tool to provide our members the highest quality of care through you, the provider. The Quality Improvement and Compliance Departments at Magellan have committed to sending monthly e-mails to targeted providers on a Compliance related subject.  Click Here to view our Monthly Compliance Alerts.
 



Training/Webinar Alerts

Magellan Clinical Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

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Contact Information

Member Services:
Bucks County: 877-769-9784
Cambria County: 800-424-0485
Delaware County: 888-207-2911
Lehigh County: 866-238-2311
Montgomery County: 877-769-9782
Northampton County: 866-238-2312

Provider Services:
Bucks/Montgomery: 877-769-9779
Cambria County: 800-424-3711
Delaware County: 800-686-1356
Lehigh/Northampton: 866-780-3368

Hearing Impaired Lines (TTY):
Bucks County TTY: PA Relay 7-1-1
Cambria County TTY: PA Relay 7-1-1
Delaware County TTY: PA Relay 7-1-1
Montgomery County TTY: PA Relay 7-1-1
Lehigh County TTY: PA Relay 7-1-1
Northampton County TTY: PA Relay 7-1-1
AfterHours TTY (6:00p - 8:00a): PA Relay 7-1-1

Fraud & Abuse: 800-755-0850

For emergency situations always call 911

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