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  • Access to Care and Delivery System > Behavioral Health Services

    EmblemHealth has engaged Beacon Health Options to administer behavioral health services for most of its members under two programs. Members of plans underwritten by HIP or HIPIC and ASO plans administered by VHMS have their behavioral health services administered by Beacon Health Options under the Emblem Behavioral Health Services Program (EBHSP). GHI-underwritten plan members by have their behavioral health services administered by Beacon Health Options under the EmblemHealth Behavioral Management Program (BMP). For more information, please see the Behavioral Health Services chapter.

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    Conditions that affect thinking and the ability to figure things out that affect perception, mood and behavior.

    Acronym for Medicare Advantage. An alternative to the traditional Medicare program in which private plans run by health insurance companies provide health care benefits that eligible beneficiaries would otherwise receive directly from the Medicare program.

    An individual and each of his or her eligible dependents, including Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled or participate in a benefit program and who are entitled to receive covered services from the practitioner pursuant to such benefit program and the terms of the practitioner's agreement.

    A medical practitioner or covered facility recognized by EmblemHealth for reimbursement purposes. A provider may be any of the following, subject to the conditions listed in this paragraph:

    • Doctor of medicine
    • Doctor of osteopathy
    • Dentist
    • Chiropractor
    • Doctor of podiatric medicine
    • Physical therapist
    • Nurse midwife
    • Certified and registered psychologist
    • Certified and qualified social worker
    • Optometrist
    • Nurse anesthetist
    • Speech-language pathologist
    • Audiologist
    • Clinical laboratory
    • Screening center
    • General hospital
    • Any other type of practitioner or facility specifically listed in the member's Certificate of Insurance as a practitioner or facility recognized by EmblemHealth for reimbursement purposes

    A provider must be licensed or certified to render the covered service. The covered service must be within the scope of the Provider's license or certification.

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