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Provider Focus Newsletter
News & information for Magellan network providers

2017 national handbook and supplements update now online

Magellan recently updated its National Provider Handbook and several handbook supplements. A number of topics within the national handbook received noteworthy revisions that impact behavioral health practitioners.

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Magellan earns gold MarCom Awards for provider communications

Magellan Healthcare recently won six international MarCom Awards, including two gold awards and two honorable mentions for provider communications, awarded by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

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Network Notes

Your quality professional services... delivered in a new way

Are you open to expanding your referrals and using technology to advance your practice? Would you like to help more people, but are hindered by your schedule or the scattered geographic locations of your potential patients? If so, you may want to explore telehealth.

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Med Services

Medical necessity criteria updates to occur; now include Milliman Care Guidelines

Beginning Dec. 1, Magellan will use the 20th edition Milliman Care Guidelines – in addition to our proprietary clinical criteria – as the primary decision support tools for our Utilization Management Program for commercial health plans.

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Claims Today

CMS changes to impact behavioral health ICD-10 codes effective Oct. 1

Effective Oct. 1, CMS changed thousands of new ICD-10 codes, including 14 codes related to mental health. These include changes to align DSM-5 terminology with the mental health chapter of ICD-10.

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About Provider Focus

Welcome to Provider Focus, our award-winning e-newsletter for network providers! Here you’ll find articles and information to keep you up-to-date on news and topics relevant to serving Magellan members, including a section for regional- and plan-specific news. Check back as a new issue is released each quarter.

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