Coordination of Care

With an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older suffering from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year3, collaboration among primary care physicians and behavioral health providers has never been more essential for the delivery of integrated quality patient care.

Practitioners serving members whose behavioral healthcare is managed by Magellan have access to expert behavioral health consultations by Magellan's master's-level care managers — all you need to do is call the number on the back your patient's insurance card. A care manager will work with you to determine the most appropriate resource based on patient need and preference, provider specialty, as well as other specific member requests or considerations. We encourage you to take advantage of such consultations provided as part of your patient's behavioral health benefits. We also offer tip sheets and checklists below to guide you through the referral process.

3Kessler RC, Chiu WT, Demler O, Walters EE. Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of twelve-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Jun;62(6):617-27. (www.nimh.nih.gov)

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