Magellan Health Services, the new DMAS Behavioral Health Services
Administrator (BHSA) now has an active website.
The Magellan website
offers information to members and providers regarding behavioral
health services that will be administered by Magellan beginning December 1, 2013. The website also has information regarding upcoming events offered by Magellan and frequently asked questions pertaining to the BHSA contract.
DMAS met the January 1st deadline for the implementation of the 2013 CPT codes.
A Medicaid Memo, dated December 21, 2012 titled, Changes to the 2013 American
Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) for Psychiatry
Services - Effective January 1, 2013 is posted on the Virginia Medicaid web
portal. That memo includes a crosswalk of the 2012 CPT codes to the 2013 codes.
The crosswalk is also posted on the KePro website.
The DMAS Office of Behavioral Health provides high quality, consumer-focused, recovery-based,
and appropriate behavioral health and substance abuse services to Virginia Medicaid and
The following presentations are to provide information on all Community Mental
Health Rehabilitative Services (CMHRS) and Psychiatric Services. An audio
recording of each of the presentations is also available on the DMAS Learning
Network (http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_pgs/ln-home.aspx). Providers
may print the PDF version of the presentation as a reference to be used alone
or while listening to the audio recording. Please note that information in
these trainings is not meant to substitute for the comprehensive information
found in the CMHRS or Psychiatric Services Manuals.