DCH to launch next PA portal phase on February 1

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The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has announced that it will launch the next phase of its Centralized Prior Authorization (PA) portal –Outpatient Behavioral Health services for Care Management Organization (CMO) members – on February 1.

DCH says, “This feature will provide a single point of entry for electronic submissions of CMO-related Outpatient Behavioral Health services.”

DCH stresses that “all Fee-For-Service (FFS) Behavioral Health Service PAs will continue to be processed through Beacon Health Options. [And] All Inpatient Behavioral Health services, ACT, and IFI services for CMO members will continue to be requested through the CMO in which the member is enrolled.”

DCH will host two webinars on the new process, including ones on…

Thursday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
https://allianthealthsolutions.webex.com/allianthealthsolutions/j.php?MTID=mddf6b2f9b1ce42772f43ee809cbcd632
Meeting Number: 640 990 204
Audio connection: 415.655.0002
Access code: 640 990 204

Tuesday, January 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
https://allianthealthsolutions.webex.com/allianthealthsolutions/j.php?MTID=m12379ba9afc72a762ce4002312eb182c
Meeting Number: 642 581 716
Audio connection: 415.655.0002
Access code: 642 581 716

DCH also notes that the webinars will be recorded and “posted within the Provider Education section of the MMIS Web Portal, and provider reference manuals will be updated with PA entry instructions.”

Georgia CMOs

WellCare
866.300.1141
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866.874.0633
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Amerigroup
800.454.3730
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