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Beacon Health Options Provider Alerts

Date Title
09/17/18: SUD Residential - Authorization Window
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07/12/18: Hospital-Based Outpatient MH and SUD Services – RESCINDED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
12/28/17: » Gambling Program Fee Schedules (Eff. 1-1-18)
» Gambling - Mental Health Fee Schedule
» Gambling – Residential Fee Schedule
» Gambling – SUD Fee Schedule
12/27/17: Webinar Training SMART Laboratory Testing
12/26/17: » PT-54 PWC - 8-507 Grant Fee Schedules (Eff. 1-1-18)
» PT-54 PWC-8-507 Grant Fee Schedule
12/21/17: Provider Revalidation and Enrollment Enhancement
12/20/17: Residential SUD Psychoeducational Groups
12/20/17: COMAR 10.63 Additional Training Sessions
12/19/17: Beacon Holiday Closures
12/11/17: Systems Availability for 12-15-17
12/06/17: Provider Review to Plan 2018 Training Webinars
12/06/17: Exception Process for Undocumented Consumers SX02 PT-54
12/04/17: Fall 2017-Additional Trainings DLA-20, PWC/Grant, Gambling
12/01/17: Beacon Maryland Provider Newsletter December 2017
11/29/17: Payment Delay Week of November 28, 2017
11/29/17: COMAR 10.63 Additional Training Sessions
11/29/17: System Availability for 12-2-17
11/28/17: Provider Council Meeting – December
11/21/17: Variance for COMAR 10-63
11/21/17: Balancing Incentive Program DLA-20 and COMAR
11/15/17: COMAR 10.63 Accreditation and Licensing Process- Webinar
11/08/17: Thanksgiving Closing
11/06/17: COMAR 10.63 Webinar
11/01/17: Veterans Day Closing
11/01/17: » November 2017 Provider Council – Cancelled
» October Provider Council Minutes 10-13-17
10/31/17: Systems Availability – 11-4-17 – ProviderConnect
10/31/17: Systems Availability – 11-11-17 – IntelligenceConnect – Corrected
10/30/17: SUD Telehealth
10/13/17: Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection Act
10/13/17: Specialty Residential SUD Provider Interest Mtg
10/12/17: » October Provider Council Agenda
» September Provider Council Meeting Minutes
10/12/17: Fall 2017 Provider Connect Training Schedule
10/06/17: Revised - Systems Availability for 10-7-17
10/04/17: Systems Availability for 10-7-17
09/29/17: » Administrative Days for Residential Medicaid Services
» SUD Fee Schedule (Eff. September 1, 2017)
09/29/17: Provider Council Meeting - October
09/27/17: General Reminder for all SUD PT - 50, 32, and 54 Providers
09/26/17: Accreditation and Licensing Under COMAR
09/26/17: Uninsured Registrations Changes
09/26/17: DLA-20 Changes
09/20/17: » Follow-Up After Hospitalization
» FUH Brochure 2017
09/19/17: Provider Type 32 Audit Tool
09/18/17: Gambling Residential Treatment Reimbursement
09/15/17: Systems Availability for 9-22-17
09/07/17 Medicaid Enrollment Disruption for Behavioral Health Providers Types
09/08/17: » September Provider Council Agenda
» August Provider Council Minutes
09/06/17: CSA/LAA Using OMS Data
09/06/17: Providers Using OMS Data
09/05/17: Systems Availability for 9-9-17
08/31/17: » Buprenorphine Dispensing Update
» SUD Fee Schedule (Eff. 8.1.17)
08/30/17: » Service Class Grid Update Alert
» Service Class Grid
08/30/17: Labor Day Closing
08/28/17: Provider Council Meeting - September
08/24/17: » Maryland Medicaid Fee Schedule Adjustment
» Corrected PMHS Fee Schedule
08/23/17: Laboratory Services
08/11/17: » August Provider Council Agenda
» July Provider Council Minutes
08/04/17: » Uninsured Process Update
» Summer 2017 Authorizations and Uninsured Workflow Training
08/04/17: DLA-20 Authorization Parameters
08/03/17: Stale Dated Checks
07/31/17: Systems Availability for 8-5-17
07/31/17: Provider Council Meeting – August
07/28/17: Residential SUD FAQ-9
07/28/17: 2017 Consumer Perception of Care (CPOC) Survey
07/14/17: Residential SUD FAQ-8
07/14/17: » July Provider Council Agenda
» June Provider Council Minutes
07/11/17: » Providers’ Responsibility to Screen for Excluded Individuals
» OIG Exclusion List
07/10/17: PT-54 Adult Residential Provider (RJOT) Announcement
07/03/17: Provider Council Meeting – July
06/30/17: » Residential Treatment for Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) FAQ-7 Provider Alert
» Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Adults FAQ-7
» ASAM Six Dimensions Clinical Information
06/28/17: Systems Availability for 7-1-17
06/28/17: Summer 2017 Provider Connect Training Schedule
06/23/17: Holiday July 4th Check Run
06/23/17: » Residential Treatment for SUD FAQ-6 Provider Alert
» Residential SUD FAQ-6
06/16/17: Systems Availability for 6-23-17
06/16/17: » Residential Treatment for SUD FAQs-4 & 5 Provider Alert
» Residential SUD FAQ-4
» Residential SUD FAQ-5
06/16/17: Updated SUD Audit Tools
06/14/17: Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse
06/12/17: » Residential Treatment for SUD FAQ-3 Provider Alert
» Residential SUD FAQ-3
» Provider Interest Meeting – Adult Residential SUD Powerpoint
06/09/17: » June Provider Council Agenda
» May Provider Council Minutes
06/08/17: Spring 2017 – Adult Residential SUD Training
06/02/17: One Time Assistance for Accreditation
06/02/17: Systems Availability for 6-3-17
06/01/17: ASAM Residential Regional Forum Agendas
» Frederick County Agenda
» Wicomico County Agenda
» Howard County Agenda
» Charles County Agenda
06/01/17: » Residential SUD for Adults – Review of Provider Alerts
» Residential Substance Use Disorder Coverage for Adults – 5-26-17
06/01/17: Provider Council Meeting – June
05/27/17: ADOS-2 Training for Providers
05/27/17: » Residential Treatment for SUD FAQ-2 Provider Alert
» Residential SUD FAQ-2
05/27/17: Clarification on 3-20-17 PA - Timeframes
05/26/17: Residential SUD Services – Enrollment and Staffing
05/26/17: Residential SUD Coverage for Adults
05/23/17: Residential SUD for Adults Informational Session
05/22/17: Memorial Day Closing
05/19/17: Level 1 PT-50 Type-of-Care Update
05/15/17: ASAM Regional Forum Registration Forms
05/12/17: Summer Therapeutic Program
05/12/17: » May Provider Council Agenda
» April Provider Council Minutes
05/12/17: » Residential Treatment for SUD PT-54
» Residential Treatment for SUD FAQs PT-54
05/12/17: Rendering Providers on FQHC Claims
05/12/17: Systems Availability for 5-13-17
05/10/17: » May Provider Council Agenda
» April Provider Council Minutes
05/04/17: » Uninsured SUD LABS
» Drug Testing – Laboratories - Uninsured
05/04/17: Residential SUD for Adults Provider Enrollment PT-54
05/03/17: » PT-50 Changes to Fee Schedule
» PT-50 and MAT Attestation
» SUD Fee Schedule eff. 5-15-17
05/02/17: SAVE-THE-DATE Beacon Health Options JUNE 2017 Regional Forums
05/01/17: Provider Council Meeting - May
05/01/17: » Provider Alert OMS DataMart Demonstration - Providers
» Spring 2017 Trainings - OMS Datamart for Providers
» Provider Alert OMS DataMart Demonstration – CSA/LAAs
» Spring 2017 Trainings - OMS Datamart for CSA-LAA
04/28/17: » OTP Rebundling eff May 15, 2017
» Maryland DHMH Combination of Substance Use Disorder Services eff. May 15, 2017
» SUD Fee Schedule eff. May 15, 2017
» SUD Matrix eff. May 15, 2017
04/28/17: Systems Availability for 5-6-17
04/18/17: Gambling and Substance Use Disorder Programs
04/18/17: Spring 2017-FQHC
04/17/17: Grievances and Appeals
04/14/17: » April Provider Council Agenda
» March Provider Council Minutes
04/06/17: Methadone Re-Bundling Training (Spring 2017)
04/06/17: Spring 2017 ProviderConnect Training Schedule
04/06/17: SUD IOP-ASAM Spring 2017 Lunch and Learn Training
03/30/17: Provider Council Meeting — April
03/20/17: Update on Beacon Authorization Time Frames
03/20/17: Systems Availability-3.24.17 ProviderConnect
03/10/17: » March Provider Council Agenda
» February Provider Council Minutes
03/02/17: Paper Claims Submission - Address Change
03/01/17: Systems Availability-3.4.17 ProviderConnect
02/24/17: Provider Council Meeting-March
02/22/17: » Beacon Health Options Service Grid
» Maryland Service Matrix eff 2-9-17
02/22/17: Systems Availability-2-25-17 IntelligenceConnect
02/08/17: Systems Availability-2-10-17 IntelligenceConnect
02/08/17: » February Provider Council Agenda
» January Provider Council Minutes
02/08/17: Systems Availability-2.10.17 ProviderConnect
02/02/17: Systems Availability for 2.4.17
02/01/17: » Nurse Practitioners in the PBHS
» COMAR Clarifications 04.16.08
» Nurse Practitioners in Group 07.20.07
» Nurse Practitioners in Group 12.26.06
02/01/17: Provider Council Meeting - February
02/01/17: Nurse Practioners in the PBHS
01/27/17: Requests for Authorization of Treatment Services
01/27/17: » Winter 2017 ProviderConnect Training Schedule
» OMS Interview Training
01/20/17: Systems Availability-IntelligenceConnect 2-10-17
01/20/17: » Clarification on Child and Adolescent Services
» Child and Adolescent Treatment Services
01/18/17: OMS Interview Training Dates
01/17/17: SUD Programs Census and Capacity Survey
01/12/17: January Provider Council Agenda
December Provider Council Minutes
01/09/17: Martin Luther King Closing
01/05/17: Provider Council Meeting - January
01/05/17: Balancing Incentive Program DLA-20 Training

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Transmittals

Date Title
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
12/14/17: » New Gambling Services
» Problem Gambling Training Session
11/30/17: MDH/BHA Gambling Memo to Providers
11/29/17: MDH PT 08-18 Charging Participants for Unauthorized Covered Drugs
11/21/17: MDH PT 10-18 Clarifications Regarding COMAR 10.09.06
11/21/17: MDH PT 09-18 Drug Testing Payment Charges
08/10/17: MDH FY 2018 Medicaid Rates for Administrative Days
06/30/17: DHMH PT 33-17 Medicaid Program Updates for Spring 2017
06/23/17: DHMH Opioid DUR Provider Policy Education Letter
06/26/17: » PT 43-17 2% Rate Increase for Community Based Behavioral Health Providers
» PHMS Fee Schedule (Eff. July 1, 2017)
» SUD Fee Schedule (Eff. July 1, 2017)
» PRP Billing Cascade (Eff. July 1, 2017)
» 1915i Fee Schedule (Eff. July 1, 2017)
» Health Home Fee Schedule (Eff. July 1, 2017)
06/22/17: Advisory #175 Changes in the Opiate Treatments Drug Class
06/02/17: PT 32-17 ABA Services
05/26/17: PT 12-17 Behavioral Health Services in FQHC Settings
05/12/17: PT 30-17 Billing for Fee-for-Service Observation Stays
03/28/17: PT 26-17 Combination of Services Limitations: Level 1, Level 2.1, and Level 2.5
03/27/17: PT 25-17 Combination of Services, OMT Restrictions
02/10/17: PT 20-17 Drug Testing Guidelines for Laboratories Not Regulated by HSCRC
01/30/17: Data Shorts January 2017 Volume 6, Issue 1
01/23/17: PT 19-17 Enrolling Individual/Rendering Maryland Medicaid Providers
01/19/17: OMS Completion Rates
01/17/17: SUD Programs Census and Capacity Survey
01/09/17: PT 18-17 Medicaid Billing for Drug Testing and Screening