Behavioral Health Updates
Managed Care Organizations Updates 11/24/2021
Community Behavioral Health (CBH) – Quality Improvement Video Training Series
CBH has developed the Quality Improvement Video Training Series, a series of short informational videos, to provide a shared Quality Improvement language and support the use of Quality Improvement tools and methodology across our organization and within our entire network of care.
The Quality Improvement Video Training Series provides an overview of Quality Improvement, methodologies, and basic tools that can be utilized across those methodologies.
Click here to watch and learn more about the video series.
Community Behavioral Health (CBH) – Panel Discussion: Improving Access to Behavioral Health
On Wednesday, December 1 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., CBH CEO Dr. Faith Dyson-Washington will participate in a panel discussion hosted by NK Architect on improving access to behavioral health services for minorities and those in underserved communities.
Dr. Dyson-Washington will join other leading experts in our region to discuss the challenges providers face when delivering behavioral health services, what lawmakers and providers are doing to improve access to these services, and how technology can help bridge this critical gap.
Click here to register for the event.
Community Behavioral Health (CBH) – Webinar: Keys to Effective Clinical Supervision
CBH Provider Training and Development, in collaboration with BHTEN, will host a webinar on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for supervisory personnel looking to improve their skills on providing clinical supervision for their staff. This webinar will cover topics such as developing a supervisory alliance, review of models, methods, and techniques for effective supervision and feedback.
Click here to register for the webinar. Registration will close on Wednesday, December 1.
If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact CBH Provider Training and Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Behavioral Health (CBH) – Provider Notice: IBHS Bonus Payment
CBH has released the Provider Notice: IBHS Bonus Payment. This notice is to inform regionalized Intensive Behavioral Health Service (IBHS) providers that all providers will be eligible for a one-time bonus of up to $75,000 that will be paid in March 2022.
All regionalized IBHS providers will be assessed on their service utilization based on claims submission for the fourth quarter (October 1 – December 31) of 2021. Providers will be awarded based on their claims submission rate for dates of service in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Click here to view the full Notice. For more information about this Provider Notice, please contact your Provider Relations Representative.
Community Behavioral Health (CBH) – Provider Notice: Request for Detailed Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Data
CBH has released the Provider Notice: Request for Detailed Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Data. This notice is to inform providers about a form to use when requesting detailed P4P data. We will provide data to only one contact per provider agency for all levels of care that your agency provides. Please allow two weeks from date of request for receipt of your data.
Beacon Health Options of Pennsylvania – Provider Alert# 9.21.11: Updated Fax Process
Effective immediately, when submitting a fax to the Customer Service fax line (855-439-2443), please make sure the fax only includes ONE member per fax.
Beacon Health Options can no longer accept faxed requests for more than one member. Please contact Customer Service at 877-615-8503 with any questions regarding this change
Beacon Health Options of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Armstrong Indiana BH/DS, and Armstrong/Indiana/Clarion D&A Commission, have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP)
RFP for Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Services
Click here to see the complete RFP:
Responses to this RFP must be received by 4:00 p.m. on December 13, 2021.
Beacon Health Options of Pennsylvania – Provider Alert# 10.21.11: Medical Evaluation of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Patients
Beacon Health Options strive to share important clinical information to support their Provider Community in the delivery of valuable services to those they all serve. This alert is intended to remind providers of the need to medically evaluate individuals receiving behavioral health or substance use disorder services and Beacon’s expectations regarding concurrent medical care.
Please read the Alert in its entirety below:
Beacon Health Options of Pennsylvania – COVID-19 Discussion Meetings
Beacon Health Options of Pennsylvania would like to remind you of our next All Provider COVID-19 Discussion Meeting on Friday, December 3, 2021, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
The second half of the meeting will be dedicated to Beacon’s Annual Provider Appreciation Ceremony. Beacon will be showing pictures and videos of this year’s award winners.
We look forward to having you join us! Click below for the webinar link.
Beacon Health Options of Pennsylvania COVID-19 Guidelines – Provider Alert# 11.21.11
Beacon Health Options strives to share the most up-to-date COVID-19 information to support their Provider Community in the delivery of valuable services to those served. While you do not have to adopt any specific protocol, Beacon expects that providers will have policies that take adequate steps to protect their staff and the community. It is now coming up on two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the pandemic isn’t over and may be taking a turn for the worse. We are now seeing more new cases per day in Pennsylvania than we have since January. This Alert will give you an update on COVID-19 Guidelines issued by Beacon Health Options.
Please read the Alert in its entirety below:
Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania – Fall 2021 Provider Newsletter
News and Information for Magellan Network Providers. Click button below to access.
PerformCare – New Resources for Providers
PerformCare has several new resources to assist providers in caring for their members:
- Implementation checklist for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) (PDF) ― this checklist helps your organization or practice determine readiness for implementing MAT. Additional MAT resources are available on our MAT webpage.
- Executive summary of Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 63: Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) ― this document reviews the use of three Food and Drug Administration-approved medications used to treat OUD.
- Re-engineered discharge (RED) toolkit for inpatient facilities ― this webpage includes information on an approach to discharge planning that can lower the incidence of readmissions.
- Physical health-behavioral health (PH-BH) efforts ― this webpage contains information on the connections between physical, emotional, and behavioral health, as well as tips for members on how to get care.
You can access these resources and other helpful tools and information for members on PerformCare’s website.