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UBH introduction and overhaul James M. Slayton, M.D., M.B.A. Therapeutic Director, United Behavioral Health June 16, 2009 June 18, 2009

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UBH related points Goals of today\'s talk: Brief exchange of UBH level of consideration criteria Update on Wellness Assessment (ALERT) Update on approval process Update on utilization of OTRs Testing questions identified with behavioral wellbeing versus non-behavioral wellbeing (restorative conclusions) Network administration related inquiries

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Scope of Business Over 58 million people oversaw through UHC/OptumHealth, or through UHC accomplices Numerous outer wellbeing arranges accomplices, for example, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Numerous high perceivability manager gatherings, for example, IBM History of obtaining of other wellbeing arranges (e.g. Oxford, PacifiCare) Individuals served in each of the 50 states Expanding extent of business in northern New England United Behavioral Health is recorded character for UHC related business

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Level of Care rules Based on standard of "minimum prohibitive treatment setting" that is sheltered and powerful for the part Four territories secured by level of consideration rules: Mental wellbeing or psychiatric administrations (incorporates double determination) Substance misuse administrations Community Support administrations (regularly apply more to open area populaces under administration; may not be accessible in the advantage arrangement for financially safeguarded or self-guaranteed manager bunch individuals) Testing rules apply to psych testing and neuropsych testing Level of consideration rules are supported by confirmation based practice (bolstered through appropriation of best practice rules, for example, APA Eating Disorder rule) Level of consideration rules are upgraded every year They can be downloaded or checked on at www.ubhonline.com Revisions get information and endorsement by UBH national supplier counsel board

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Wellness Assessment overhaul Product of a modification of past UBH Wellness Survey and PacifiCare ALERT evaluation in 2007 Based on original system by Michael Lambert and Jeb Brown in Utah, taking a gander at utilitarian hindrance and change in capacity throughout treatment Derived from understood and accepted appraisal scales, for example, SCL-90, SF-36, CAGE-AID, WHO Health and Productivity Questionnaire, Caregiver Strain Questionnaire, and Child/Adolescent Measurement Scale Psychometric investigation directed to audit potential thing cover, scale legitimacy, scale affectability over a scope of indication seriousness, and reaction choice effectiveness Shorter than past overview devices utilized by either organization

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Wellness Assessment redesign (proceeded) 2007 update of Wellness Assessment matched with open approval process for individuals (basically, individuals get the yearly advantage with the underlying auth; approval NOT fixing to a given supplier) Request of consideration suppliers is to have no less than 2 Wellness Assessments finished right on time in the scene of consideration Final Wellness Assessment sent to individuals for fulfillment a while after start of the scene of consideration Wellness Assessments sent to UBH by means of fax to document innovation Care backers may contact clinicians by letter or telephone if there is a potential expanded danger profile, or if there is a danger of untimely treatment drop-out Data from Wellness Assessments is classified, not imparted to boss gatherings or whatever other gatherings. Individuals with extra concerns are urged to call UBH straightforwardly on the off chance that they ought to have questions

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Authorization process and inquiries Outpatient behavioral social insurance has dependably been an earlier approval administration. Demands for retroactive approval will be considered on a case by case premise, contingent upon potential "uncontrollable issues at hand" As noted beforehand, individuals get the yearly advantage in their underlying approval when they bring in for a referral or to start treatment with an in-system supplier effectively distinguished It is still fitting for suppliers to bring into UBH if there is an inquiry concerning current part qualification or different parts of the approval Outpatient Treatment Reviews are no more used for in-system suppliers For out-of-system suppliers, approvals regularly led with clinical consideration advocates up to 10 sessions at once Suggest that suppliers submitting OTRs by fax keep a record of their fruitful accommodation in the patient\'s document (a great deal more dependable than utilizing US Mail, unless one demands an arrival receipt) Given fax volume at UBH, prescribe calling the getting party to guarantee that they know that fax was sent effectively (to maintain a strategic distance from misled faxes)

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Testing Requests and inquiries Psychological/Neuropsychological testing commonly require earlier approval Determination on whether it\'s behavioral or therapeutic controlled by surveying testing demand Assisting with treatment arrangement for a DSM-IV conclusion ordinarily saw as behavioral Unless identified with a perplexing medicinal or neurological issue Level of Care rules followed in assessing testing demands for endorsement If there is a requirement for illumination about the testing demand data, it is not remarkable for the UBH analyst to connect with the individual presenting the solicitation Sometimes, individuals and friends and family may have "uplifted desires" in the testing opening something one of a kind and basic about the proposed treatment There might be a chance to "oversee desires" as far as what\'s in store from testing Generally, overseen care associations expect that the testing will be utilized to guide treatment officially in progress, instead of being a stand-alone component not identified with a current or proposed treatment Generally, testing for instructively based reasons for existing is seen as outside scope gave by wellbeing arranges, where the motivation behind testing is ought to be founded on dynamic treatment of a restorative or behavioral condition

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Information in regards to the UBH system Local UBH system supervisor is Wendy Smith, works out of Portland office (207-253-1017); wendy.smith@optumhealth.com UBH system suppliers can be found at www.ubhonline.com UBH system suppliers self-recognize as far as regions of aptitude; e.g. mental testing or neuropsychological testing; dietary problems, injury, and so forth. Some of the time, particularly with testing solicitations, individuals or families won\'t be sure of what they are looking for; this may prompt an errant referral If your distinguished regions of mastery are not finished as recorded in our framework (or are inaccurately stacked), please make an effort to remain in contact with Wendy Smith If there are different issues with referrals you are accepting from UBH, please let us know Thank you for the chance to work with you for the benefit of our individuals!

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