CT BHP Provider eNewsletter 

CT BHP Community Meetings: A Valuable Resource for HUSKY Health Members

The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership’s (CT BHP’s) Community Meeting series goal is to spread the word to HUSKY Health members about behavioral health services available in the state, and - how to access them. The following events are scheduled during the remainder of 2022:

  • HUSKY Health Benefits and Services series
  • CT BHP Child and Youth Services series
  • The Seventh Annual iCAN Conference

Out of Office – Explore the Benefits of Taking Time Off
Preparing for Back to School Success 
The waning weeks of summer provide a great opportunity to plan some valuable time off from work. Whether it is a two-week vacation or a long weekend, stepping away from work has a multitude of mental and physical benefits. Select here to learn and explore resources and ideas on how to disconnect and rest, relax and recharge.
Heading back to school can be an exciting time, but some children, parents, and caregivers may find the transition harder than expected. In preparation for the new school year, select here for tips and resources on how to establish a routine, manage stress, and more. 

1115 Demonstration Waiver - Expanding Services for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment

In a continued effort to address and provide support to those impacted by the opioid crisis in Connecticut, the Department of Social Services (DSS) in partnership with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement a Section 1115 Substance Use Disorder Demonstration Waiver in April 2022. This demonstration includes an expansion of substance use disorder (SUD) services for all HUSKY Health members, including the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), or HUSKY B members. Using the latest version of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria, this expansion of services will include coverage for residential and inpatient SUD treatment, as well as all levels of withdrawal management. Currently active in this demonstration waiver are State Operated and Private Psychiatric Hospitals (effective April 14, 2022) and Free-Standing Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Facilities (effective June 1, 2022).

Select here to learn more about the goals and milestones of this initiative, policy and credentialing information, program FAQs, and a provider drop-in meeting schedule. 
Provider Forum on Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender and Nonbinary Youth and Young Adults

On June 7, 2022, the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership in conjunction with the Connecticut Hospital Association organized a professional forum focusing on gender-affirming care for transgender and nonbinary youth and young adults. It featured leading experts in the field of gender identity and expression, and their intersectionality with areas such as race, mental health, environment, and family acceptance.

To read more about the panelist presentation, and to view the recording of the forum, select here.
Is Your Practice Information Up to Date?

We strive to provide our HUSKY Health members with accurate, current provider information. This assists our members in finding available behavioral health care throughout Connecticut and bordering states. One of the most important functions of the CT BHP Provider Relations Department is to maintain our online provider database, ReferralConnect. Providers are encouraged to notify CT BHP of any inaccuracies or changes so that we can make updates. 
Select here to complete the form, or contact Provider Relations at 877-552-8247.
Locked out of ProviderConnect? Here's what to do.

There are two ways to access your ProviderConnect password when you are locked out. The fastest way to retrieve your password is to select the ‘Forgot Your Password?’ link on the log-in page. You will then be asked to confirm your User ID and answer your personal security question. After this, you will be prompted to create a new password that can be used to log into the system.  If you do not know the answer to your secret question, reset instructions with a secure link can be sent to the email address on file. 

Select here for more information.
Seventh Annual iCAN Conference Showcases Behavioral Health Services, Programs, and Resources Available to Medicaid Recipients, Agencies, and Providers throughout State
Many Connecticut families have loved ones who require services for mental health and substance use disorders in order to live their lives to the fullest potential. Unfortunately, they may face challenges navigating a complex behavioral health system in order to access appropriate treatment and coordinate care.
For this reason, the Consumer and Family Advisory Council (CFAC) of the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP) and Beacon Health Options are proud to host the seventh annual iCAN Conference. This free, live, virtual event will take place Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. 

Select here for more details.
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