Magellan’s Webinar Series: Improve Patient Outcomes With Quality Measures

Members Benefit When Behavioral Health Care Is Coordinated And Integrated

Care coordination is an integral component of the relationship between behavioral health providers and a primary care provider.  It is especially important for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas members with chronic conditions who are receiving care from various settings. 

Magellan Healthcare® has a series of webinars to assist primary care providers, using National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) preferred practices and performance measures for coordination across all settings of care. These webinars provide recommendations and guidance on crucial Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) Measures such as:

  • Strategies for care transition
  • Improvements and recommendations specific to mental health populations, and those with mental illness who could subsequently develop an acute medical disease such as diabetes. 

Magellan Healthcare HEDIS Webinar series topics:

Improving care after hospitalization, ER visit for mental illness or substance use, recorded webinar and slide deck (PDF):

  • Follow-up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness (FUH)
  • Follow-up After Emergency Department Visit for Mental Illness (FUM)
  • Follow-Up After Emergency Department Visit for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse or Dependence (FUA)

Improving medication adherence for depression and schizophrenia,  recorded webinar and slide deck:

  • Antidepressant Medication Management (AMM)
  • Adherence to Antipsychotic Medications for Individuals with Schizophrenia (SAA)

Caring for children on ADHD meds or antipsychotics + screening/monitoring of patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, recorded webinar and slide deck:

  • Follow-up Care for Children Prescribed ADHD Medication (ADD)
  • Metabolic Monitoring for Children & Adolescents on Antipsychotics (APM),
  • Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Screening and Monitoring for People with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder (SSD, SMD, SMC)

Other helpful topics available on Magellan website include:

For more information, access resources on the Magellan website or contact Magellan’s Provider Services directly at 1-800-788-4005.

HEDIS is a registered trademark of NCQA. Use of this resource is subject to NCQA’s copyright, found here.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas contracts with Magellan Behavioral Health, Inc. (“Magellan”), an independent company, to administer BCBSTX’s managed mental health program.