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December 2015 Newsletter

A Year in Review; Preventing Relapse: Changing Your Playgrounds and Playmates; Introducing Beacon Lens; Beacon Highlights Free Online Course to Help Providers Better Serve our Military; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data for Member Referrals; Introducing Telehealth Services; NCQA Awards Full Accreditation to our Latham and Michigan Engagement Centers; Substance Use Disorder and ASAM Criteria; ICD-10: Moving Forward; ProviderConnect Downtime; Happy Holidays and a Reminder from ValueOptions; Upcoming Webinars

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November 2015 Newsletter

Ten Time Wasters and Energy Drainers; Medication Reconciliation; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data for Member Referrals; ICD-10: Post October 1, 2015; Beacon Health Options Launches Pilot Program in NYC to Assist Members in Getting to Ambulatory Detox; Updates Regarding AMA ABA Coding Changes for Providers Serving GHI Members; Annual Review & Revision of the ValueOptions’ Provider Handbook; Improving Access to Behavioral Healthcare Practitioners; Attention Providers: Substance Use Disorder and ASAM Criteria; Webinar Opportunity: Giving Value Back to our Providers; ProviderConnect & You: Supporting E-Commerce; Upcoming Webinars

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October 2015 Newsletter

Decision Making: Preventing Brain Drain; The Road Ahead: Rebranding Update; ICD-10: The Time has Arrived!; Confidentiality, Privacy & Security of Identifiable Health Information; North Carolina Operations Center: Intensive Case Management Program; Appointment and Availability Standards; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data for Member Referrals; Attention ValueOptions’ Providers: Substance Use Disorders and ASAM Criteria; Provider Demographics: New Method to Update Tax Identification Number; Upcoming Webinars

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September 2015 Newsletter

Guidelines for Coping with Change; Reducing the Risk of Suicide: Suicide Prevention Rating Scale; Confidentiality, Privacy & Security of Identifiable Health Info; Appointment and Availability Standards; Attention ValueOptions’ Providers: Substance Use Disorders and ASAM Criteria; Beacon Health Options Names Jorge Petit, M.D. To Lead New York Market; Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ Provider Revalidation & Enrollment Begins September 15, 2015; Interested in Learning More about Integrated Care?; Follow-up to Addressing Opioid Addiction: Beacon’s Next Steps; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data for Member Referrals; Electronic Billing Solutions; The Final Stretch to ICD-10; ABA Coding Change Reminder; Improving Outcomes in Mental Health Services: Empowering Clients to Use Their Voices; Upcoming Webinars

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August 2015 Newsletter

The Romantic Getaway: Reconnecting with your Partner; The Road Ahead: Rebranding ProviderConnectSM Guides; Beacon Health Options Calls for a Redesign of the Health Care Delivery System: Treating Opioid Addiction; Attention ValueOptions’ Providers: Substance Use Disorders and ASAM Criteria; New York Health Plan Member Protections for Out-Of-Network Emergency Services and Surprise Bills; NCOC Coordination of Care between Behavioral Health Care and Medical Care; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Applied Behavioral Analysts: Spotlighting Recent Updates; The Final Stretch to ICD-10; Electronic Billing Solutions; ValueSelectSM Program Eligibility Guidelines; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data for Member Referrals; Upcoming Webinars

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July 2015 Newsletter

How Can I Be More Flexible?; The Road Ahead: Merging Life’s Solutions EAP Accounts; Rebranding Update: Webinars; ValueOptions Expands to Georgia; North Carolina Operations Center Buprenorphione Guidelines; Coming Soon: LOCADTR Tool & Medical Necessity Determinations for NY Health Plan Providers; Updated Information Regarding AMA ABA Code Changes; ICD-9 to ICD-10 Transition; ValueSelect Program Guidelines; ProviderConnect: Forgot Password?; Tips and Tricks: Keeping your Provider File Current; Disclosure of Ownership Form Requirements; Upcoming Webinars

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June 2015 Newsletter

Coping With Guilt After Surviving a Traumatic Event; Consultation for Kids: Models of Psychiatric Consultation in Pediatric Primary Care; North Carolina Operations Center (NCOC) Quality Activity-Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and other Drug Dependence; North Carolina Operations Center 2015 Key Updates Provider Newsletter is Now Available; Aftercare Appointments Following Inpatient Discharge; Substance Use Disorders and ASAM Criteria for Health Plan Providers in New York; The Latham Engagement Center Quality Newsletter is Now Available Online; Serving those who Serve; Transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10; ABA: Upcoming Coding Changes; ValueSelect Program Eligibility Guidelines; ProviderConnect Message Center; Tips and Tricks: Keeping your Provider File Current; Stamp Out Stigma (S.O.S.); June 27-28: ProviderConnect Downtime; Upcoming Webinars

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May 2015 Newsletter

Dispelling Myths about Mental Health to Overcome Stigma; Beacon Health Options: The Road Ahead Medical Necessity Criteria and Treatment; Substance Use Disorders and ASAM Criteria for New York Health Plan; Oscar Health Plan Claims Update; Aftercare Appointments Following Inpatient Discharge; ABA: Upcoming Coding Changes; Attention ABA Providers who Serve GHI Members; Introducing the Vermont Integration Profile; ICD9 to ICD10 – Coming Attractions; Serving those who Serve; Provider Treatment Record Documentation; Tips and Tricks: Keeping your Provider File Current; May ProviderConnect Webinars; Upcoming Webinars

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April 2015 Newsletter

Beacon Health Options: The Road Ahead – Brand Implementation; Mental Health and Alcohol Use Disorder; Recognizing Signs of Autisim Spectrum Disorder; ABA: Upcoming Coding Changes; New: ABA Paraprofessional Roster Upload to ProviderConnect; M0064 Discontinuation; NCEC Quality Initiative: Ambulatory Follow-up After Acute Inpatient Care; Did You Know?; Save the Date: EASNA’s 2015 EASNA Institute; Tips for EAP Providers; ICD-9 to ICD-10: Coming Attractions; New Higher Level of Care Screens in ProviderConnect; Upcoming Webinars

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March 2015 Newsletter

What is Intellectual Disability?; Achieve Solutions has a New Look & Features; Tips for EAP Providers; Improving Screening for Metabolic Syndrome; Provider Alert: AFTRA Health Plan; Perspectives on Acute Hospitalization Aftercare; Save the Date: EASNA; 1099 Questions; Billing Code Update: M0064 Discontinuation; March 28-29: ProviderConnect Downtime; ProviderConnect Message Center; Upcoming Webinars

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February 2015 Newsletter

Anorexia Nervosa; New Business: Kaiser Permanente of Southern California; Provider Alert: AFTRA Health Plan; Reminder: Kaiser Permanente of Northern California; NCEC: Behavioral Health Screening Programs; Clinical Tools: Medical Necessity Checklist; The Importance of a Friendly Reminder; 1099 Questions; Provider Handbook Update; ValueSelect Program Benefits and Relias Learning; Recredentialing and CAQH; Billing Code: M0064 Discontinuation; 2015 EASNA Institute April 22-24; ProviderConnect Message Center; ProviderConnect Claims Training; Upcoming Webinars

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January 2015 Newsletter

Beacon Health Strategies and ValueOptions Finalize Merger; Learn About the Utilization Management Program; Clinical; Practice Guidelines; Member Rights & Responsibilities; Confidentiality; Save the Date: EASNA’s 2015 EASNA; Institute April 22-24; How Families can Help, or Hinder, Recovery; Important Information Regarding AFTRA; Health Plan; Important Notice for GHI Providers; FIDA – NYC now Live; ValueOptions’ On Track Outcomes Program; 1099; Questions; ValueOptions Presents New Webinar Series; Upcoming Webinars