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Beacon Health Options Provider Alerts

Date Title
10/16/19: American Society of Addiction (ASAM) Training
10/15/19: Payment Delay – Check Run Week of October 15, 2019
10/11/19: PBHS-UPDATED-ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE ORGANIZATION VENDOR CHANGE
10/10/19: Provider Council Meeting Reminder – October 2019
10/09/19: Fall 2019 Provider Training Schedule
10/08/19: Payment Delay – Check Run Week of October 8, 2019
10/04/19: Updated/2 – Transition Mailbox
10/04/19: Updated/2 - ICD-10 DX Code List
10/03/19: Systems Availability – 10/05/19
10/03/19: Updated - ICD-10 DX Code List
09/30/19: Provider Council Update – October 2019
09/30/19: Provider Council – October 2019
09/26/19: Payment Delay – Check Run Week of September 24, 2019
09/13/19: Systems Availability – 09/20/19
09/11/19: » September Provider Council Agenda 09.13.19
» August Provider Council Minutes 08.09.19
09/05/19: Update Transition Mailbox
09/05/19: Transition Mailbox
09/04/19: Systems Availability – 09/07/19
09/03/19: Maryland Provider eNewsletter – Quarter 3, 2019
08/28/19: Provider Council Meeting – September 2019
08/09/19: Systems Availability - 08/09/19
08/08/19: » August Provider Council Agenda 08.09.19
» July Provider Council Minutes 07.12.19
08/08/19: Updated - Summer 2019 Provider Training Schedule
08/05/19: Updated - Provider Council Meeting - August 2019
07/24/19: Provider Council Meeting - August 2019
07/17/19: Payment Delay-Check Run Week of July 16, 2019
07/11/19: » July Provider Council Agenda 07.12.19
» May Provider Council Minutes 05.10.19
07/11/19: History and Physical Examinations
07/03/19: Systems Availability – 07/06/2019
07/02/19: Summer 2019 Training Schedule
06/25/19: Provider Council Meeting – July 2019
06/21/19: Holiday Closing – July 4th
06/19/19: Systems Availability – 06-21-19
05/31/19: Systems Availability – 06-01-19
05/29/19: Q and A Concerning SUD Lab and IOP-PHP Services
05/24/19: Graduate Level and Supervision Requirements
05/24/19: BHAs 2019 Cultural and Linguistic Competency Seminar
05/23/19: Delay in Implementation of OMHC Rendering Providers
05/23/19: Provider Council Meeting – June 2019 – Canceled
05/20/19: Traumatic Brain Injury Rate Update – W0060
05/16/19: Holiday Closing – Memorial Day
05/10/19: Systems Availability – 05-10-19
05/09/19: Update - Behavioral Health Fee Schedule
05/09/19: » May Provider Council Agenda 05.10.19
» April Provider Council Minutes 04.12.19
» Area of Focus: CPOC Data Shorts April 2019 Vol.7 Issue 1
04/30/19: Provider Council Meeting - May 2019
04/30/19: Systems Availability - 05-04-19
04/30/19: Revised OMHC Rendering Provider NPI
04/26/19: Update OMHC and Rendering Provider Billing
04/26/19: OMHC and Rendering Provider Billing
04/22/19: PASRR Specialized Services Training
04/17/19: Update - Frederick County Regional Forum
04/16/19: Maryland Provider eNewsletter - Quarter 2 2019
04/12/19: Reminder OMHC Rendering Provider Requirement
04/11/19: PSV Delay Week of April 9, 2019
04/11/19: » April Provider Council Agenda
» March Provider Council Minutes
» PHS Reorganization Announcement
04/08/19: 2019 Salisbury Regional Forum Update
04/05/19: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
04/04/19: Systems Availability – 04-06-2019
04/01/19: Provider Council Meeting - April 2019
04/01/19: 2019 Regional Forum - Charles Co. Reminder Registration Form
03/29/19: Systems Availability – 03-29-2019
03/28/19: Revisions to Audit Tools
03/28/19: 2019 Spring Training Schedule – Systems Enhancements
03/27/19: Claims Payment Delay for Week of March 25, 2019
03/22/19: Spring 2019 Provider Training Schedule
03/22/19: 2019 Spring Training - Rescheduled Supported Employment
03/21/19: 2019 Regional Forum - Informed Trauma Care
03/21/19: Claims Payment Delay for March 19, 2019
03/20/19: PT-32 No Authorization Required for Initial H0016
03/15/19: Systems Availability – 03-22-2019
03/08/19: » March Provider Council Agenda
» February Provider Council Minutes
» PHS Reorganization Announcement
» Area of Focus: Initiation & Engagement of Newly Diagnosed Consumers with SUD
02/27/19: Systems Availability – 03-09-2019
02/25/19: Provider Council Meeting - March 2019
02/15/19: Psychological Testing Service Code Update
02/07/19: » February Provider Council Agenda
» January Provider Council Minutes
» Area of Focus: MCO Care Coordination
01/28/19: Systems Availability – 02-02-2019
01/28/19: Provider Council Meeting - February 2019
01/25/19: Corrected - Changes to ASAM Level 3 Authorization Parameters
Changes to ASAM Level 3 Authorization Parameters
Changes to Respite Care Services
01/18/19: COMAR 10.63 Licensing
01/17/19: Beacon Health Options Phone System Update
01/16/19: 2019 Holiday Closures
01/11/19: » January Provider Council Agenda
» December Provider Council Minutes
01/14/19: Winter 2019 Provider Training Schedule
01/02/19: 2019 Psychological Testing and Evaluation CPT Codes Update
01/02/19: Systems Availability – 01-05-2019
12/31/18: Provider Council Meeting - January 2019
12/28/18: Systems Availability for 12-29-2018
12/20/18: Systems Availability for 12-20-2018
12/12/18: Provider Council Meeting Reminder – December 2018
12/12/18: Corrected – Medicaid Services Available in a Nursing Facility
12/11/18: ICD-10 DX Code List
12/07/18: Systems Availability – 12-14-18
12/06/18: Reminder-Frederick 2018 Regional Forum-Social Determinants Registration Form
12/06/18: Medicaid Services Available in a Nursing Facility
12/06/18: Beacon Maryland Provider Newsletter – December 2018
11/29/18: Provider Council Meeting – December 2018
11/29/18: Systems Availability – 12-01-18
11/28/18: OMHC Rendering Provider Requirement
11/19/18: Reminder - 2018 Regional Forum-Social Determinants Registration Form
11/08/18: » November Provider Council Agenda
» September Provider Council Minutes
11/08/18: 2018 Regional Forum-Social Determinants Registration Form
11/07/18: Revised - ProviderConnect Review
11/06/18: Claims Payment Delay Week of 11.6.18
11/06/18: ProviderConnect Review
11/06/18: 2018 Holiday Closures
10/30/18: Systems Availability – 11-03-18
10/30/18: Provider Council Meeting – November 2018
10/11/18: October 2018 Provider Council Cancellation
10/11/18: Extreme Risk Protective Order Guidance
10/11/18: Claims Payments Delay
10/01/18: Provider Council Meeting Reminder – October
09/26/18: Systems Availability – 10-06-18
09/26/18: Fall 2018 Provider Training Schedule
09/26/18: Using the Outcomes Measurements System (OMS) Statistical Workbook
09/17/18: SUD Residential - Authorization Window
09/14/18: Systems Availability – 09-21-18
09/14/18: ePrep Training for Outpatient Facilities
09/12/18: Provider Council Meeting Reminder – September
08/31/18: Provider Council Meeting – September 2018
08/30/18: Systems Availability – 09-08-2018
08/20/18: Labor Day Closing - 2018
08/20/18: Enrollment Procedure Update – Inpatient Facility Providers
08/10/18: 2018 - Consumer Perception of Care Survey (CPOC)
08/10/18: » August Provider Council Agenda
» July Provider Council Questions
08/02/18: ProviderConnect and Lab Claim Billing
07/30/18: PMHS Fee Schedule – Updated
07/30/18: Provider Council Meeting - August
07/27/18: Systems Availability — 08-04-2018
07/25/18: Provider Billing Notice - Update
07/19/18: Maryland Provider Newsletter - July 2018
07/13/18: SUD OMS Discharge - Update
07/12/18: Hospital-Based Outpatient MH and SUD Services – RESCINDED
07/11/18: Provider Council Meeting - July - Canceled
07/10/18: EDIFECS
07/06/18: Summer 2018 Provider Training Schedule
07/03/18: Lab Claim Denial Process PT 32 and PT 54
07/03/18: Provider Council Meeting - July
06/29/18: Systems Availability – 07-07-2018
06/29/18: PRP Billing Cascade Update
» PBHS PRP Billing Cascade (Eff. 07-01-18)
06/28/18: Behavioral Health Fee Schedule Update
» PBHS Reimbursement Schedule (Eff. 07-01-18)
» SUD Fee Schedule (Eff. 07-01-18)
» 1915i Fee Schedule (Eff. 07-01-18)
06/21/18: SUD OMS Discharge FAQ
06/19/18: Reminder - Frederick County Regional Forum
06/18/18: Systems Availability for 6-22-18
06/12/18: Update – Suicide Prevention Registration Form – 2018
06/07/18: Provider Council Meeting Reminder – June 2018
06/05/18: Hospital-Based Outpatient MH and SUD Services
06/01/18: SUD OMS Discharge Service Code
06/01/18: Systems Availability for 6-2-18
05/31/18: Essential Components Participation in the PBHS
05/29/18: Assessment & Management of Major Depression Webinar
05/29/18: Update – Frederick County Regional Forum
05/25/18: Provider Council Meeting - June
05/24/18: Claims Payment Delay
05/15/18: 2018 Regional Forums Registration Form
05/10/18: Memorial Day Closing
05/09/18: Provider Council Meeting Reminder – May 2018
05/09/18: » Beacon Health Options 837 Health Care Claim Companion Guide
» 837 Health Care Claim Companion Guide
05/08/18: Buprenorphine Rate Update
04/30/18: Systems Availability for 5-5-2018
04/30/18: Provider Council Meeting – May 2018
04/27/18: PRP and Claims Webinar
04/25/18: Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) Survey
04/16/18: Systems Availability for 4-19-18
04/13/18: Provider Council Meeting – April - Agenda
04/12/18: Systems Availability for 4-14-18
04/11/18: Provider Council Meeting – April - Reminder
04/05/18: Using Your OMS Data
04/03/18: Provider Council Meeting – April 2018
04/03/18: Systems Availability for 4-7-18
03/29/18: Lunch and Learn Webinar: Understanding the Tenets of SMART Drug Testing
03/21/18: Spring 2018 Provider Training Schedule
03/16/18: Systems Availability for 3-23-18
03/12/18: Residential Treatment Centers (PT 88) Revised DES 1000 Form
03/09/18: Beacon Maryland Provider Newsletter March 2018 (PDF)
03/08/18: Maryland Linthicum Office Power Outage - Update
03/08/18: Changes to SUD Form Types
03/07/18: Provider Council – March - Cancelled
03/06/18: Maryland Linthicum Office Power Outage
03/01/18: Enrollment Function for 1915i Individuals and Groups
03/01/18: Systems Availability for 3-3-18
02/26/18: Provider Council Meeting - March
02/22/18: SUD Laboratory Rate Update
02/22/18: Gambling Winter 2018 Training Schedule
02/20/18: Systems Availability for 3-2-18
02/09/18: » February Provider Council Agenda
» January Provider Council Minutes
02/06/18: PWC-COP Webinar Training Schedule (PDF) 2018
02/02/18: DLA-20 DataMart Access Training Schedule
01/29/18: Provider Council Meeting – February
01/26/18: Systems Availability for 2-3-18
01/24/18: Claims Payment Delay
01/24/18: Drug Testing Terminology
01/19/18: Important Clarifications for SUD PT-54 & LAB PT-10
01/19/18: Winter 2018 Provider Training Schedule
01/16/18: Smart Testing for SUD in Ambulatory Settings
01/10/18: » January Provider Council Agenda
» December Provider Council Minutes
01/03/18: Systems Availability for 1.6.18
01/02/18: Provider Council Meeting - January

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Transmittals

Date Title
10/18/19: MDH Transmittal - ASO TRANSITION LINK
10/11/19: PBHS-UPDATED-ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE ORGANIZATION VENDOR CHANGE
10/10/19: PBHS-ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE ORGANIZATION VENDOR CHANGE
10/09/19: Fee Schedule – Administrative Days
09/26/19: PT 08-20 Fiscal Year 2020 Medicaid Rates for Administrative Days
09/26/19: » PT 07-20 Disenrollment from Hospice Submission of Enrollment E-Requests
» PT 07-20 Disenrollment from Hospice Submission of Enrollment E-Request Blank Form
09/26/19: PT 06-20 Claims Submission
09/17/19: MDH PT 04-20 Medicaid Program Updates for Summer 2019
09/04/19: BHA Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training
08/23/19: Revised – MDH PT 03-20 Updated Billing Guidance on Hospital Observation Stays
08/05/19: MDH PT 03-20 Updated Billing Guidance on Hospital Observation Stays
07/26/19: Data Shorts July 2019 Volume 7, Issue 2
07/08/19: MDH PT 23-19 Fiscal Year 2020 Rates for Brain Injury Waiver Services
06/28/19: MDH PT 24-19 Implementation of HSCRC Rate Adjustment
05/21/19: Letter to All Stakeholders and Partners
05/15/19: Response to IOP and PHP Lab Transmittal
05/08/19: Data Shorts April 2019 Volume 7, Issue 1
04/22/19: MDH PT 15-19 Payment for Presumptive and Definitive Urine Drug Testing
04/22/19: MDH PT 14-19 Attending Providers on Institutional Claims
12/12/18: MDH PT 10-19 Medicaid Program Updates for Winter 2018
12/12/18: MDH PT 09-19 Behavioral Health Services Available to Nursing Facility
09/18/18: MDH PT 03-19 Out of State Psychiatric Hospital Claims Billing
08/07/18: Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
06/12/18: Legislative Changes Impacting Prescribers – PDMP
04/13/18: » Memo – FAQ’s for (PT-54) 8-507, PWC, SB512, HB7 Adult Residential Tx
» FAQ’s for (PT-54) 8-507, PWC, SB512, HB7 Adult Residential Tx
04/06/18: eCONNECT: EHR Incentive Program Newsletter
04/05/18: Opioid Epidemic
02/13/18: MDH PT 20-18 Medicaid Program Updates for Winter 2018
01/09/18: Gambling Service Provider Referral List