December 20, 2015
Magellan of Virginia shared that it has initiated a continuum of care work group. Participants include public and private providers, including a representative of VNPP, staff from state agencies, consumers and consumer advocates. Each of these stakeholder group representatives is familiar with the behavioral health and medical needs of Medicaid and FAMIS members.
The team’s focus is on the needs of individuals from childhood to the elderly and will examine the complete continuum of behavioral health services. The workgroup will review the needs of the population of the Commonwealth as well as other state Medicaid programs. Recommendations will be developed and presented to Magellan of Virginia’s Governance Board. Following review by the Governance Board, the recommendations will be presented to the Medicaid agency and its sister agencies for their consideration.
As the Behavioral Health Services Administrator (BHSA) for Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, Magellan of Virginia is responsible for assuring that Medicaid and FAMIS members have access to a comprehensive and well-coordinated array of behavioral health services. These services must provide care for all age groups and should provide a continuum of care from least restrictive community-based services to acute care.
As this work progresses, additional information will be posted on Magellan of Virginia.com. If you have thoughts or questions you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be shared with Ray Ratke, VNPP representative.