March 2017 Newsletter

The Valued Provider eNewsletter is distributed monthly to providers and includes articles concerning top issues, training opportunities, regulatory updates, clinical highlights and more.

Articles in the March 2017 Newsletter include:

  • We’ve Moved to BeaconHealthOptions.com
  • Beacon Calls for a Mind Shift in How We Think About Suicide
  • Clarification Regarding Terminating Members from Treatment
  • Behavioral Health Measures: Monitoring Performance
  • Appointment Availability Reminder
  • 1099 Questions
  • United Airlines: Provider Recruitment for Telephonic Counseling
  • Claims Process Improvement Program: Project Overview
  • Communicating with Providers
  • Attention Substance Use Prescribers: Buprenorphine Waiver Training
  • Buprenorphine DATA Waived Prescribers
  • ProviderConnect Resources
  • Beacon Lens
  • Upcoming Webinars
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February 2017 Newsletter

Zero Suicide: A Beacon Health Options Webinar Opportunity; Clinical Practice Guidelines; Move to New Beacon Health Options Website; 1099 Questions; Claims Process Improvement Program: Project Overview; Claims Process Improvement Program: Avoiding Claim Rejections; Attention Substance Use Prescribers: Buprenorphine Waiver Training; Buprenorphine DATA Waived Prescribers: Join Beacon’s ECHO clinic on MAT; Webinar Opportunity: Giving Value Back to our Providers; Appointment Availability Reminder; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; Clarification Regarding Terminating Members from Treatment; Beacon Lens; Upcoming Webinars

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January 2017 Newsletter

Move to New Beacon Health Options Website; Buprenorphine DATA Waived Prescribers: Join Beacon’s ECHO Clinic on MAT; Attention Substance Use Prescribers: Buprenorphine Waiver Training; Beacon Offers Members Interactive Tool on Integrated Care as a Team Approach; Warning Concerning Common OTC Medication and the Opioid Crisis; Claims Process Improvement Program Kicks into High Gear; 1099 Questions; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; Learn About The Utilization Management Program; Member Rights and Responsibilities; Confidentiality; Appointment Availability Reminder; Attention NYS OASAS Providers: Notification of Admission Requirement; Medicaid Providers: Help Your Patients Keep Their Coverage; Introducing WebEx; Beacon Lens; Upcoming Webinars

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December 2016 Newsletter

Buprenorphine Waiver Training for Substance Use Prescribers; Response and Education to the Opioid Crisis; Payment Integrity and Claims Analysis; Reminder: ICD-10 Coding; Appointment Availability Reminder; Notify Beacon Prior to Changes in Practice Information; Avoiding SPAM: Receiving Email from Beacon; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; CMS Requirement: Medicare Program Changes; Medicaid Providers: Help Your Patients Keep Their Coverage; Attention Commercial Providers in Michigan; ProviderConnect Downtime; Beacon Lens; Happy Holidays and a Reminder from Beacon Health Options; Upcoming Webinars

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November 2016 Newsletter

The High Cost of Opioid Use in Your Community; Improving Transitions from Inpatient Withdrawal Management to Outpatient MAT Programs; Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care Practitioners for Medication-Assisted Treatment; Medication-Assisted Treatment: New SAMHSA Reporting Requirements; Beacon Treatment Guidelines; Receiving Email from Beacon; Importance of Notifying Beacon Prior to Changes in Practice Information; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; Member Empowerment Survey; Care Coordination between Behavioral Health and Medical; Medicaid Providers: Help Your Patients Keep Their Coverage; MVP Providers: Medical Record Review; ProviderConnect Downtime; ProviderConnect Video Tutorials; Giving Value Back to our Providers; Beacon Lens; Too Much Screen Time: How to Set Limits; Upcoming Webinars

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October 2016 Newsletter

Beacon Bikes for Mental Health Advocacy; Member Empowerment Survey: Request for Your Opinion; Teens and Digital Harassment: Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking; Remembering “Why?”; ASAM Guideline for Medication Use in Opioid Addiction Treatment; Webinar Opportunity: The High Cost of Opioid Use in Your Community; Medicaid Providers: Help Your Patients Keep Their Coverage; Attention Medicare Advantage Providers; Importance of Notifying Beacon Prior to Changes in Practice Information; New Mailing Address for Credentialing Correspondence; Communicating with Providers; CMS Requirement: Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; New Look to Benefits in ProviderConnect; Beacon Lens; Upcoming Webinars

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September 2016 Newsletter

A New Definition of Family; CMS Requirement: Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; Communicating with Providers; 2015 Treatment Record Audit Results; What is Feedback Informed Treatment?; ProviderConnect Downtime; Provider Handbook Update:Fair Hearing Process Beacon Takes On Opioid Crisis; Reducing the Risk of Suicides: Suicide Prevention Rating Scale; New Mailing Address for Credentialing Correspondence; EASNA Issues Call for Presentations for 2017 Institute; Medicaid Providers: Help Your Patients Keep Their Coverage; Reminder: Prohibition on Balance Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs); Attention ABA Providers Serving GHI Members; Attention New York City Physicians: Training Opportunity; CAQH ProView; Beacon Lens; Upcoming Webinars

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August 2016 Newsletter

Finding Peace During Traumatic Times; When Disaster or a Traumatic Event Strikes: Easing Anxiety; After a Trauma: Self-Care Tips for Dealing with Stress; North Carolina Engagement Center 2016 Key Updates Provider Newsletter is Now Available; Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder; REMINDER: Prohibition on Balance Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs); CMS Requirement: Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; CAQH ProViewTM Updates; Webinar Opportunity: Giving Value Back to our Providers; ProviderConnect: Capabilities and Benefits; ProviderConnect: Putting Control in Your Own Hands; Beacon Lens; Upcoming Webinars

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July 2016 Newsletter

Prescription Opioid Use as a Gateway to Heroin; Request for Your Opinion: Usability Testing of New Self-Management Tools; Medication Reconciliation; Intensive Case Management Program; REMINDER: Prohibition on Balance Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs); CMS Requirement: Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; Upcoming ProviderConnect Webinars; Facility File Updates: What Should I Do if My Organization’s Name or Tax Identification Number Changes?; Attention Medicare Advantage Providers: Required Compliance Training; Provider Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS®) Survey; Beacon Lens; Upcoming Webinars

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June 2016 Newsletter

Getting the Recognition You Deserve at Work; Usability Testing of New Self-Management Tools; Beacon Helps Providers Help Members; Medicare Reminder: Prohibition on Balance Billing Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs) and Medicare Assignment; Quality Initiative: Ambulatory Follow-Up After Acute Inpatient Care; Coordinating Care: Keeping Key Health Care Practitioners in the Loop; Provider Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set Survey; CMS Requirement: Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; CAQH ProViewTM Live Webinar Training; Change of Address: Going Green; ProviderConnect Demographic Updates: Service and Billing Locations; Beacon Lens; Upcoming Webinars

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May 2016 Newsletter

What You Can Do When You Are Having a Panic Attack; Clinical Update: Medical Necessity Criteria; Improving Care Coordination; New York Providers: Electronic Prescribing Requirements; Attention Medicare Advantage Providers; Building a Sustainable Crisis System in Southwest Washington; Provider Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set Survey; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; NCEC Quality Activity; Change of Address: Going Green; About Beacon Lens: Recent Topics; CMS Requirement: Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; CAQH ProView Live Webinar Trainings; Recredentialing Process Timeframe Update; Changing Your Contact Information; Modifying Your Office Hours; Upcoming Webinars

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April 2016 Newsletter

Heart and Soul: Wellness for the Mind and Body; Provider Treatment Record Documentation; Timeframe Update: Recredentialing; Monitoring Treatment Progress in Psychotherapy; Improving Screening for Metabolic Syndrome in Members Taking Antipsychotic Medications; New York Providers: Electronic Prescribing Requirements; CMS Part D Prescriber Enrollment Requirement Delayed; CMS Requirement: Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data; Change of Address: Going Green; ProviderConnect: Demographic Update; Collaborative Care Can Strengthen Depression Care Management in PCP Offices; Upcoming Webinars