Informational Articles

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Medication-Based Smoking Cessation Program
Ways to Improve Quality of Care for ADHD Treatment in Children
Complex Care Management
MAT Resources
Pennsylvania's Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service Program (TiPS)
Risks of Overdose and Other Side Effects of Opiods and Possible Need for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Overview of Evidence-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders
Overview of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders
Are You Willing to Stop Using Heroin or Other Opioids?
Pennsylvania's Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service Program (TiPS)
Psychiatric Opportunities in Pennsylvania
Resources for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
2013 Provider Benchmarking at Community Care
Member Satisfaction
Pharmacy Contact Information and Access to Physical Health Plan Formulary Listings
New DPW Prior Authorization Form for Antipsychotic Medications in Children (250 KB, PDF)
Health Care Reform Update: Behavioral Health (95K, PDF)
Medical Exception Request Form (125K, PDF)
Best Practices in the Use of Buprenorphine
Provider Performance Issues
Significant Member Incidents
Preventive Health Update
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Members’ Rights and Responsibilities
Monitoring Follow Up Rates
Accessibility of Services
Effective Compliance Programs (43K, PDF)
UPDATE: Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pads (24K, PDF)
Screening for Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance
Use Disorders
Writing Child and Adolescent Treatment Plans
Prohibiting Financial Incentives for Utilization Management
Discussing Utilization Management Decisions
Community Care's Quality Improvement Program
Continuity and Coordination of Care
PCP Sample Letter
Member Safety
Independent External Appeals for Utilization Management Decisions
Community Care Medical Necessity Criteria For Pennsylvania Behavioral Health HealthChoices
Notice of Privacy Practices
Alcohol Abuse AUDIT-C for Screening