CT BHP Provider eNewsletter 
Thank you for your partnership and the opportunity to be of service in these unprecedented times. This year especially, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season!

As a reminder Beacon employees are not able to accept any end of year/holiday gifts.

Spravato® Coverage

“There has been a long-standing need for additional effective treatments for treatment-resistant depression, a serious and life-threatening condition,” said Dr. Tiffany Farchione, acting director of the Division of Psychiatry Products in the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research*

SPRAVATO® (esketamine) is a prescription medicine that comes in nasal spray, used along with an antidepressant taken by mouth, to treat:
·        Adults with treatment-resistant depression (TRD)
·        Depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) with suicidal thoughts or actions

Effective January 1, 2021, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is implementing a Prior Authorization (PA) requirement for the coverage of esketamine nasal spray, marketed as Spravato®, for HUSKY A, HUSKY B, HUSKY C, and HUSKY D members.

Due to the risks for sedation and dissociation and the potential for misuse, Spravato® is only available through a restricted distribution system, under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). 
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.
Managing political anxiety

Political conflict and change are normal features of life, but in times of heightened tension and polarization, they can cause widespread anxiety. The more closely a person’s political stances are tied to their core values and beliefs, the more they may worry about the consequences of elections and other political changes.

This year in particular, political anxiety is added to baseline levels of worry already elevated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. How can you manage your anxiety in times of political conflict and change while also remaining engaged in positive ways?

For more information on how to handle election stress, click here to view Beacon’s tip sheet


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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