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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

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March 2016 Newsletter

Letting Go of a Friendship; CMS Part D Prescriber Enrollment Requirement Delayed; Recredentialing Process Timeframe Update; The Road Ahead: Rebranding Forms; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data for Member Referrals; HCA Adds New Autism Benefit for Enrollees; Monitoring Treatment Progress in Psychotherapy; Alcohol Screening Programs (North Carolina Engagement Center); Beacon Hosts Successful Webinar on Health Care Integration; 1099 Questions; Upcoming Webinars

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February 2016 Newsletter

Forgiveness; 1099 Questions; Beacon Health Options Continues Full NCQA Accreditation as a Managed Care Organization; Learn About the Utilization Management Program; Clinical Practice Guidelines; Member Rights and Responsibilities; Confidentiality; New Preferred Laboratory: Quest Diagnostics®; Annual Review & Revision of the Beacon Provider Handbook; Recredentialing Process Timeframe Update; Attention Medicare Prescribing Providers: CMS Requirement for Part D Coverage; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data for Member Referrals ; Oscar Health Insurance is Expanding; Beacon Health Options Earns Multiple Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Communications ; Integration: A Beacon Health Options Webinar Opportunity; About Beacon Lens; Electronic Billing Solutions; Giving Value Back to our Providers Webinar Opportunity; Upcoming Webinars

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January 2016 Newsletter

Make a 2016 Resolution to Talk About Mental Illness; Five Ways to Replace Bad Habits With Healthy Ones; 1099 Questions; Attention Medicare Prescribing Providers; Maintaining Accurate Demographic Data for Member Referrals; Recredentialing Process Timeframe Update; New Preferred Laboratory: Quest Diagnostics®; Oscar Health Insurance is Expanding; About Beacon Lens; The Road Ahead: ProviderConnect Rebranding; Renaming ValueOptions to Beacon Health Options; Integration: A Beacon Health Options Webinar Opportunity; Upcoming Webinars

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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