Provider Weekly - News for Magellan Providers

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 


2014 Member Handbook Distribution

Magellan Health Services of Arizona's contract to manage the central Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority is set to end Monday, March 31. As a result, we've come to an agreement with ADHS/DBHS and AHCCCS on the way we will manage the distribution the 2014 Member Handbook. Within the next two weeks, a limited number of 2014 Member Handbooks will be delivered to your site. For easy reference, the 2013 book has a yellow cover and the 2014 book has a green cover.


For new behavioral health recipients, please make it a priority to first provide them with a copy of the 2014 member handbook packet.


For current recipients, please have copies of the addendum of changes (linked below) available. The addendum contains a list of changes made to the 2013 Magellan Health Services of Arizona Member Handbook. All enrolled Magellan recipients will receive this addendum via mail this week. The 2014 Magellan Member Handbook (also linked below) and addendum of changes are available online at for recipients to view, download and print if they choose.  


Please read the full provider communication to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Relations Department at 800-564-5465 or


Become a Super Girl Facilitator!

Inspire Girls to Connect to their Inner Super Girl

Severson Sisters, a local non-profit bullying-solutions and self-esteem organization that addresses the significant impact of bullying among girls will host its next Super Girl Facilitator Training Course this Saturday, Feb. 15. The training course will give Arizona residents interested in inspiring girls all the tools and curriculum to implement Super Girl programs in their communities. Once trained, adults who attend training course will become Super Girl Facilitators. Severson Sisters licenses out the Super Girl program to trained adults who are given the rights to run their own empowerment Super Girl programs in their communities. To learn more about the program, click HERE or visit Severson Sisters at To sign up for the Super Girl Program, please click HERE.


Magellan Brown Bag Presentation

In Celebration of Black History Month, Magellan's Cultural Competency Department will host a brown bag seminar, "Our History, Our Health - Bridging Healing to Health in Black Communities," presented by RJ Shannon, health disparities manager for the Arizona Department of Health Services. The brown bag will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Magellan's Camelback Conference Room (4801 E. Washington St., in Phoenix). Please RSVP to Teresa Peña at by Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Sign up to be an Exhibitor at MY Fest '14

Deadline in March 14!

MY LIFE's seventh annual MY Fest will take place Sunday, March 23, from 12 to 5 p.m., at Tempe Beach Park. The FREE music, art, entertainment and youth involvement festival hosted by MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) raises awareness about mental health, substance abuse, foster care and other issues facing youth and young adults.


Be part of this year's event! MY LIFE is offering exhibitor space to organizations that provide youth and family-based services in our community. Click HERE to download the exhibitor application.


MY Fest will feature live music, a break dancing stage and crew competition, entertainers, artists, food, youth groups, and a variety of youth and family-based organizations offering information, resources and services. MY Fest 2013 drew a crowd of nearly 9,000 people and featured 80 youth and family serving community and social service organizations.

Provider Communications and Notices

For the week of Feb. 3, 2014


02-06: 2014 Member Handbook Distribution

02-06: "Provider Weekly" for the Week of Feb. 3, 2014

Focus Groups

Mercer Government Human Services Consulting is conducting four focus groups in Maricopa County on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services (ADHS/DBHS). The focus groups will all take place at

Quality Care Network (5326 E. Washington, Bldg. B., in Phoenix). The goal of the focus groups is to collect information for an ADHS/DBHS evaluation of the behavioral health service delivery system for adults with serious mental illness. Space is limited. RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 13, to Stacia Ortega at Download the flyer.


1. Adults receiving behavioral health services on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m.


2. Family members of adults receiving behavioral health services on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m.


3. Peer support specialist providing behavioral health services to adult consumers on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.


4. Providers of ACT, SH, SE, to adults receiving behavioral health services on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.


African-American Symposium

Attend the third Annual African-American Symposium on Disabilities on Friday, Feb. 28, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Desert Willow Conference Center (4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., in Phoenix). View the brochure and agenda to learn more.



- Visions of Hope February newsletter

- Visions of Hope GED Classes


- Read the latest Magellan Pharmacy Quarterly Clinical Update, winter 2014 newsletter



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