Care Services (DHCS) All Policy Letter (APL) describes – •D PP providers must comply with the most current CDC DPRP guidelines and obtain pending, preliminary, or full CDC recognition. • S essions must be taught by peer coaches (these may be a physician, non-physician practitioner, or an unlicensed person who is trained to deliver the curriculum). •M embers must meet current eligibility requirements to qualify for the DPP benefit. •C lasses can be delivered: in-person, via distance (remote) learning, online, or in a combination of these methods. Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) is working with local, qualified providers to deliver in-person classes in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. We also are vetting online offerings to make the DPP program available to as many of our members as possible. HPSJ is collaborating with community partners to build much more local capacity for a robust in-person list of offerings. For additional information, please contact HPSJ’s Care Management team, at 209.942.6352. For the Behavioral Health of your HPSJ patients Reminder from Health Plan of San Joaquin Beacon Health Options is the behavioral health (BH) partner of Health Plan of San Joaquin. Beacon Health Options is available to:
• S creen and help connect your patients to appropriate mental health services •A ccess Beacon’s PCP decision support service No PCP referral and no prior authorization are required. Connection to Mental Health Services is as easy as: 1. HPSJ Provider calls Beacon for referral 2. Provider can refer directly to Mental Health Provider 3. HPSJ Member can call Beacon directly Beacon can screen members to determine the severity of their symptoms and refer those with severe impairments to their county Mental Health Plan and those with a mild-to-moderate behavioral health condition to HPSJ’s network of behavioral health professionals. Simply call Beacon 888.581.7526 PCP Decision Support Services with a Beacon Psychiatrist Beacon offers telephonic doctor-to-doctor clinical decision support with a licensed psychiatrist. This curbside consult can help with concerns and/or questions about prescribing psychotropic medications to the member. Call Beacon or fax a Beacon PCP Referral form. The referral form can be accessed through the PCP toolkit online at pcptoolkit.beaconhealthoptions.com. Identify that you are a Health Plan of San Joaquin PCP requesting a telephonic consultation with a Beacon psychiatrist. Identify the best date and time for the consultation and the best number where a psychiatrist can reach you.
SAN JOAQUIN PHYSICIAN
San Joaquin Physician Spring 2019