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.
The decision on changes to rates and service units for Mental Health Skill-building services is still pending due to delay in the approval of the State budget. If any changes do occur to the rate and/or service units, DMAS will give providers 30 days notice of the change upon budget approval. This will not happen prior to 7/1/14. Rate/Reimbursement changes will be communicated via a Medicaid Memo.
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 were current prior to December 1, 2013. These 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.