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					Subject: Magellan to Host Provider Meeting on Changes to CPT Codes Dec. 10
Action: Provider meeting Dec. 10; Webinars Dec. 11 and 13; and additional resources linked
below

Dear Provider,

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, there will be significant changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
codes for psychiatry and psychotherapy services. The CPT code set is defined by the American
Medical Association (AMA) and describes procedures and services by physicians and other health
care professionals. CPT codes are used as the basis for billing third party payers, and changes to
these codes can affect insurers' coverage and pricing decisions. AMA makes changes to CPT
code sets on an annual basis, but decisions made this year will have a much higher-than-usual
impact on psychiatry and psychotherapy services.

As a next step, Magellan will host a provider meeting to discuss these changes Monday, Dec.
10, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., in Magellan's Cottonwood Community Room (4801 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix). Please ensure someone from your agency attends this meeting, so we can provide
information about this important change and answer any outstanding questions you may have.

Linked HERE you will find an updated CPT Code Crosswalk to assist you with planning changes
to your billing practices and to re-tool claims payment systems to accommodate the new codes.
Magellan will make the necessary claim edits and an amendment to your provider participation
agreement will be sent shortly and will allow for the inclusion of these codes to your fee
schedules. These changes apply to any and all services provided beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

In addition, Magellan will host two webinars for our providers Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday,
Dec. 13, to provide additional details on these changes and their impact. You need to attend only
one of these webinars, as the same information will be repeated at each webinar. Webinar
instructions:

                               Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
         To access the webinar: http://magellanhealth.adobeconnect.com/r3dmdjj761h/
                Conference Number: 1-866-244-8528; Participant Code: 387061

                              Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
        To access the webinar: http://magellanhealth.adobeconnect.com/r4banxswwlw/
               Conference Number: 1-866-244-8528; Participant Code: 387061
Please try to connect to the webinar five minutes prior to start time. You can join the webinar by
following these steps:

    •   Copy/click the URL listed above into your web browser.
    •   Enter as guest and type your first and last name and click "Enter Room."
    •   The meeting will load into your browser.
    •   You will see a small window appear in the center of your screen prompting you for your
        telephone number. Enter your 10-digit telephone number and click the "call me" button.
        The conference call system will dial your phone at the number you provided.
            o If the system does not call you or you do not have access to the internet, use the
                 audio number and participant code listed above.

Magellan also encourages all providers to visit our provider website for further information and
resources, including a list of FAQs. As an additional resource, we'd also like to share the
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Evaluation and Management Services Guide.

We will continue to update our provider partners with any additional changes and share resources
as they become available.

Thank you.

				
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