BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UPDATE: NEW PROVIDER

Members will receive information on the change in behavioral health provider as we publish our 2021 benefits.

AvMed’s agreement with Magellan Behavioral Health ends on December 31, 2020. We will begin service with our new partner, Optum, on January 1, 2021.

With more than 20 years’ experience managing behavioral health services, Optum offers a broad, value-based network of experienced Providers, as well as best in class analytics and flexible business solutions, such as expanding telehealth services.

Optum’s national network addresses the needs of our Members who have benefits that cover out of network and out of service area care. Optum also offers our Members a unique substance abuse and opioid use disorder care management program.

AvMed’s clinical staff and Optum’s expert case managers will collaborate with Providers and Members to best coordinate care and ensure a smooth transition. Members will receive information on the change in behavioral health provider as we publish our 2021 benefits. They will be able to look up Optum providers online in time for the January transition. We are excited about the opportunities this new relationship delivers to your patients.

For more information, call Optum Provider Service Line 1-877-614-0484 or visit www.ProviderExpress.com