March 2020 Coronavirus Update

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 2020 Coronavirus Update include:

Newsletter Archive

April 2020 Provider eNewsletter

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Topics:

  • COVID-19 Resources for Beacon Providers
  • Review of Clinical Practice Guidelines and Measurement Tool
  • Free, Online Self-Management Tools for Members
  • Reminder to Use Standardized Screening Tools with members 13 Years and Older – Especially for Depression, Suicide, and Comorbid Issues
  • Ensure Your Practice Supports our Member Rights and Responsibilities
  • Medical Necessity Criteria Available Online
  • Reminders Regarding Beacon’s Ethical Approach to Utilization Management Decisions
  • Appointment Access Reminders
  • Cultural and Linguistic Needs of Beacon’s Membership
  • Improving Care Coordination: An Essential Component of Client Care
  • Referring to Beacon’s Care Management Program
  • What is HEDIS®?
  • Why is HEDIS® Important?
  • What Behavioral Health Measures does HEDIS® Monitor?
  • Important Reminder

December 2019 eNewsletter

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Topics:

  • New 2020 CPT Code Changes
  • FIDA Program Ends Dec. 31, 2019
  • The Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain offers real-time consultation to primary care providers
  • Beacon Will Launch Florida Project ECHO ® for OUD on Jan. 7, 2020 at 12pm ET
  • Appointment Access Reminder
  • Cultural and Linguistic Needs of Beacon's Membership

November 2019 eNewsletter

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Topics:

  • New and Expanded Medicare Coverage of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Telehealth
  • Reminder to Review the Clinical Practice Guideline and Measurement Tool
  • Free, Online Self-management Tools for Members
  • Reminder to Use Standardized Screening Tools with Members 13 Years and Older - Especially for Depression, Suicide, and Comorbid Issues
  • Value Options of California is now Beacon Health Options of California
  • Texas Providers: Procedure Code Change for Non-Methadone Administration
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine Updates Addiction Definition
  • InterQual Medical Necessity Criteria Training

October 2019 eNewsletter

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Topics:

  • Reminder to Review the Clinical Practice Guideline and Measurement Tool
  • Free, Online Self-management Tools for Members
  • Reminder to Use Standardized Screening Tools with Members 13 Years and Older - Especially for Depression, Suicide, and Comorbid Issues
  • Texas Providers: Public Health Notice About Severe Lung Disease Among People Who Vape
  • Project ECHO Improves Utilization of Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Help Military Families Find Community in a New Location

September 2019 eNewsletter

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Topics:

  • Provider Satisfaction Survey
  • Changes Coming: New Online Provider Directory
  • Do You Provide Medication-Assisted Treatment to Patients?
  • Electronic Provider Portal Line for All Initial Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and IOP Requests
  • Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York, and West Virginia Providers: Treatment Facility Survey Arriving in October
  • Beacon Funding Supports Local Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis
  • Beacon Care Services Partners with Walmart in Direct-to-Consumer Care

August 2019 eNewsletter

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Topics:

  • Beacon Adopts New Medical Necessity Criteria
  • Serving Those Who Serve: Help Military Kids Cope With a New School
  • New AMA Policy Supports Project ECHO
  • Webinar Schedule
  • Beacon Lens

July 2019 eNewsletter

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July Topics:

  • CMS 1500 Claim Form Completion Rule Enforcement
  • Serving Those Who Serve: Help Military Families Cope Well With Change
  • FL, NY Providers: Tackle the Opioid Crisis with Project ECHO
  • TX Providers: Delegated Psychological Services to Allow More Than One Modifier on the Same Date of Service
  • TX Providers: Deactivated NCCI MUE Limitations for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Webinar Schedule
  • Beacon Lens

June 2019 eNewsletter

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June Topics:

  • Anthem, Inc. to Acquire Beacon Health Options
  • Psychological/ Neuropsychological Testing Claims
  • NY Providers: Medicaid Provider Training; New Authorization Enhancements Available in Provider Portal
  • ProviderConnect System Downtime: June 21-23
  • Serving those who Serve: Military OneSource Contract Awarded for Five More Years!
  • Colorado Provider Updates: Medication-Assisted Treatment Audits
  • Colorado Collaboration Opportunity: Health First Colorado Expands Dental Health Benefit

May 2019 eNewsletter

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May Topics:

  • You Help Patients Start Discussions that Matter
  • Get Online Authorizations As Soon As 15 Minutes
  • Patients' Top Concern: Provider Availability
  • Get Refresher on Fraud, Waste, Abuse Policies
  • Serving those who Serve: Healthy Relationship Resources for Military Couples
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Learn About Beacon's Utilization Management Program
  • UM Decisions
  • Member Rights and Responsibilities
  • Financial Incentives
  • Medical Necessity Criteria

April 2019 eNewsletter

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April Topics:

  • Online Authorizations in 15 minutes
  • CMS: New Medicare Cards Issued
  • Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security of Identifiable Health Information
  • Serving those who Serve: Help Military Kids in Your Practice
  • Together, we can

March 2019 eNewsletter

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March Topics:

  • Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with IDD
  • Attest to Your Information in CAQH—Even if it Hasn't Changed
  • Get to Know Us: NatCon19
  • Serving those who Serve: Tips to Cope With Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Stress
  • EAP Providers: Rockwell Collins Membership Change
  • Beacon Vendor Partner Name Change
  • ProviderConnect Downtime: March 22-23
  • Preferred Laboratory: Quest Diagnostics
  • Form 1099 on the Way