CT BHP Provider eNewsletter 

Vaccination Talking Points and Resources for Providers

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey published December 15, 2020, about a quarter (27%) of the public are vaccine hesitant. The survey found that those who were hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine were worried about multiple things, including: possible side effects (59%), lack of trust in the government to ensure the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness (55%), and concerns that the vaccines are too new (53%).

While everyone may not be eager to get in line, once their vaccination priority group is called, it’s important to think of the vaccines as a part of the overall COVID-19 prevention strategy.

Click Here to read more about the guidance and talking points that the CTBHP has developed to follow when speaking with members who may be hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

How teenagers can protect their mental health during COVID-19

Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making it even harder. With school closures and cancelled events, many teens are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like chatting with friends and participating in class.
For teenagers facing life changes due to the outbreak or who are feeling anxious, isolated, and disappointed, know this: you are not alone. Expert adolescent psychologist, best-selling author and monthly New York Times columnist Dr. Lisa Damour provides insight into what teens can do to practice self-care and look after their mental health.
To The Network!

The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP) would like to thank you for your recent enrollment in the Medicaid Provider Network!  
The Partnership allows you access to a vast array of supports to better serve members. Additionally, the CT BHP Provider Relations team provides you the following helpful tools to successfully authorize and bill for services.

On March 15, 2021, Beacon Health Options, the Administrative Service Organization of the CT Behavioral Health Partnership, began outreaching directly to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) providers regarding a re-qualification initiative for providers that have been previously qualified by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or by Beacon Health Options since July 1, 2016. Outreach will be completed via e-mail and will outline the materials required, based on status of original qualification. 


Forgetting your password to a work program or system can be a very frustrating event. Whether it is because you just returned from vacation, recently had to change your password, or it’s just another Monday morning; it always comes at exactly the wrong time.
When this happens, remember the “Forgot Your Password” function on the home page of the ProviderConnect System. Follow the link below for a step-by-step guide on how to change your password with ease.  
Quick Links
CT BH(el)P! Desk

The CT BHP Provider Relations Department hosts a weekly, interactive webinar every Wednesday from 10:00 am - 10:45 am which provides tutorials and answers inquiries from the CMAP provider network. 
Each webinar provides a quick, 30 minute overview of the ProviderConnect application for new providers, new staff members or any user that may need a brush up on the authorization portal. The remainder of the webinar is open to provider inquiries or requests for assistance with CT BHP policies and procedures. 

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