Provider Weekly - News for Magellan Providers
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Deadline to be an Exhibitor or Volunteer at MY Fest '14 is 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 LIFE is also looking for volunteers to help will all aspects of this year's event. Sign up HERE to be a volunteer. Download the flyers and help spread the word of MY Fest '14. 


Magellan webinar with Open Minds is March 11

Children and psychotropic medications

Magellan Health Services is collaborating with OPEN MINDS (OM),a national health and human service industry market intelligence and management consultation firm,to offer a new executive web briefing to discuss best-practice approaches for the prescription of psychotropic medications to children, along with a review of an industry-leading drug reference chart. Our recently published Magellan clinical monograph concluded the use of such prescriptions can be appropriate; however, parents, caregivers and practitioners must understand the risks and monitor use.


The web briefing, Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Children & Adolescents, will be presented by Magellan's Gary Henschen, M.D., chief medical officer-behavioral health and Pat Hunt, director of child and family resiliency services on Tuesday, March 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Arizona time). To register at no cost:




Provider Communications and Notices

Feb. 10 to Feb. 21, 2014

02-10: Provider Weekly for the Week of Feb. 10, 2014

02-11: Provider Notice 314: Provider Manual Sections 3.6, 3.14 3.16 Revised

02-11: Provider Notice 315: New Provider Referral Process

02-14: Provider Notice 316: Revised PM Attachment 3.17.2, PNO Transfers

02-14: Attend Magellan's Shared Governance Board Meeting Feb. 19

02-14: Public Comment Request: 10 New ADHS/DBHS Policies & Procedures

02-17: Effective Immediately: BHS-ITS Notice

02-19: Resume Submissions

02-20: Magellan Anticholinergic Clinical Risk Scale

02-21: Member Transition Letters

02-21: Preparing for Transition


Adverse Childhood Experiences: What's Next?

Join Magellan for a free workshop, Adverse Childhood Experiences: What's Next? The free presentation will provide an overview of trauma informed care; discuss the ACEs Study; recovery, resiliency and hope; talk about what's next and more. To register and learn, click HERE.

Monday, March 11

1 to 5 p.m.

AHCCCS Gold Conference Room, 3rd floor, 701 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix


NAMI Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family is a 12-week course, taught by trained family members, for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The course is available at no cost and is held over 12 consecutive weeks from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Click HERE to learn more.


Stand Up for Mental Health

Recovery Empowerment Network presents, Stand Up For Mental Health, a comedy show about inclusion and recovery by founder and fellow comic, David Granirer. To purchase tickets, visit


Youth Mental Health First Aid  

Youth Mental Health First Aid-USA is conducting a free one-day Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training course to train individuals to provide YMHFA in their communities. Click HERE to learn more and register.

Thursday, March 6

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MIKID: 2642 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix

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