The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an administrative services organization (ASO) for Maryland's Public Behavioral Health System in February 2014. We are pleased to announce that Beacon Health Options is awarded the contract by unanimous decision by the Board of Public Works, with additional information available on pages 64-66 of the Board's agenda. Additional information about Beacon Health Options Maryland is available at http://maryland.valueoptions.com.
3, 2014: Beacon Health Options is awarded the ASO contract.
2015: ASO contract goes into effect, SUD providers begin billing the ASO
for public behavioral health services delivered 1/1/15.
As part of the urgent
response to the epidemic of overdose deaths, CDC issued new recommendations for
prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain, excluding cancer, palliative,
and end-of-life care. The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic
Pain, United States, 2016 will help primary care providers ensure the safest
and most effective treatment for their patients.
For a brief overview
of the guidelines please see the document here
For the CDC Guidelines
in full please see here.
resources from the CDC please see here.
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