September 26, 2023
Dr. Caroline Carney, behavioral health president and chief medical officer of Magellan Health, writes about the mental health challenges faced by children when having to change schools and how we can help even the most resilient children cope with such a big adjustment.
September 25, 2023
Dr. Christopher Squillaro, medical director for Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, explains why he always carries narcan on him.
September 15, 2023
Magellan Health CMO Dr. Caroline Carney on Value-Based Care’s Progress, Parity and Behavioral Health Innovation
Behavioral Health Business discussed with Magellan Health's Dr. Caroline Carney, behavioral health president and chief medical officer, the future of value-based care, parity and measurement-informed care.
September 12, 2023
Dr. Caroline Carney, president of behavioral health and chief medical officer of Magellan Health, along with other healthcare experts provides advice for future leaders in the payer industry.
July 27, 2023
Magellan Health's President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney and a panel of medical experts will gather to discuss current and unmet needs in the treatment landscape of schizophrenia.
July 18, 2023
Stephanie Cassanese, supervisor of recovery and resiliency services with Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, discusses the importance of peer support when treating mental health and substance use disorders.
June 19, 2023
Dr. Andrew Sassani, MD, corporate vice president and chief medical officer of California behavioral health services for Magellan Health discusses the need for increased awareness of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline ahead of the one year anniversary.
June 9, 2023
7 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Turn a Bad Mood Around - Experts Share Their Favorite Mood Boosting Tips
Dr. Steven E. Pratt, MD, senior medical director at Magellan Healthcare, shares his favorite mood boosting tip by explaining the ways in how walks in nature have shown to improve individual's mood.
May 17, 2023
Magellan Health's Dr. Steven Pratt, MD, explains his five tips to managing stress in the workplace.
May 15, 2023
In this episode of podcast “Humble Beginnings,” we chat with Anna Sever, president of Magellan Federal, discusses a variety of topics ranging from her childhood, to becoming a supervisor for child welfare, to president of Magellan Federal, and the lessons and values she continues to lead with today.
May 12, 2023
Yagnesh Vadgama, BCBA, is vice president of clinical care services, autism at Magellan Health, explains the need for a value-based care approach to autism therapies.
April 28, 2023
Dr. Candice Tate, MD, MBA, medical director at Magellan Healthcare, explains how healthcare organizations have opportunities to start addressing the challenges faced by the BIPOC community by building cultural competency.
April 20, 2023
Dr. Rakel Beall-Wilkins shares tips for how medical providers can overcome barriers to care and support mental wellness in BIPOC communities in the Spring 2023 issue of Behavioral Health News.
April 13, 2023
President and CEO of Magellan Federal, Anna Sever, was featured as one of the finalists for the WashingtonExec’s Officer Awards.
April 11, 2023
Yagnesh Vadgama, vice president of clinical care services for autism at Magellan Health, is interviewed by Modern Healthcare about the ABA industry and how technology plays a role in the future of autism treatment.
April 7, 2023
CARD, Magellan Health, Cortica Execs: the Challenge of Value-Based Care Is ‘Getting Everybody on the Same Page’
Yagnesh Vadgama, vice president of clinical care services for autism at Magellan Health, speaks at a panel discussion at the Behavioral Health Business event VALUE where he discussed Magellan Health's value-based care arrangements with a provider in Pennsylvania and one in California.
March 7, 2023
Dr. Caroline Carney, President of Behavioral Health and Chief Medical Officer, is featured along with other health plan executives from around the country discussing their top strategic priorities for 2023.
February 27, 2023
Yagnesh Vadgama, vice president of Autism for Magellan, discusses with Psychology Talk Podcast how autism manifests in individuals, specifically how that manifestation differs in presentation in females, and how to best support their needs.
February 17, 2023
Magellan Healthcare President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney shares her expertise and advice on Raising Children Who Are Mentally Healthy in this interview with Medium.
February 9, 2023
Lyle Forehand, MD, a Forensic Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Magellan Health, talks with WebMD about the dangers of Opioids including hydrocodone.
January 30, 2023
Magellan Health's Dr. Candice Tate discusses how society's expectation of holiday gatherings are a challenging time for individuals facing traumatic experiences that could lead to family estrangement.
January 12, 2023
Magellan's Dr. Steven E. Pratt, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist and Senior Medical Director of Magellan Healthcare, discusses with InStyle Magazine how he practices mindfulness throughout his workday to boost productivity and increase focus.
January 11, 2023
Becoming Stress-Proof: Dr. Steven Pratt of Magellan Healthcare On How To Reduce Or Eliminate Stress From Your Work
Dr. Steven Pratt, a board-certified psychiatrist, serves as a senior medical director for Magellan Healthcare, Employer Division, discusses stress management strategies in an interview with Authority Magazine, where he also provides tips and hacks to help reduce or eliminate stress from work.
January 4, 2023
Anita Kelly, Clinical Contract Advisor, Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, discusses the Family Systems Theory and its importance when understanding how every family member is impacted when one is suffering from any type of disease or disorder.
December 20, 2022
Magellan Health's Jamie Hanna, M.D., Medical Director of the Louisiana Coordinated System of Care, discusses how the mental health crisis is impacting children and how a high fidelity wraparound program could be the answer.
December 20, 2022
Dr. Steven Pratt is the senior medical director overseeing the employer segment at Magellan Healthcare, discusses the unintended impact the holiday season can have on our mental health and tips on how to manage it.
October 25, 2022
Steven Pratt, M.D., senior medical director at Magellan Healthcare, along with other healthcare experts, provide insight on what is work stress and how to manage it.
October 12, 2022
Yuqian Liu, Pharm.D., and Michelle Booth, Pharm.D., of Magellan Rx Management, discuss the background and consequences of step therapy in Medicare Part B in an interview prior to their session at the AMCP Nexus 2022 meeting in National Harbor, Maryland.
October 7, 2022
Kelley M. Pennington, Ph.D., a social worker and senior vice president of operations and behavioral health Magellan Healthcare, discusses her insight on self-sabotage and what it is and how to prevent it.
September 2, 2022
Andrew Sassani, MD is a vice president at Magellan, and its chief medical officer for behavioral health in California, assessing the state of suicide at the start of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and how behavioral health professionals, concerned family members, and friends can work together to help prevent suicide.
August 30, 2022
Steven E. Pratt, M.D., the senior medical director at Magellan Healthcare, talks to Forbes on what is burnout versus exhaustion, and what are the signs and treatment of work burnout.
July 19, 2022
Magellan Healthcare President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney speaks on the Psychology Talks Podcast on positive and negatives effects social media has on the lives and mental health of both adults and children.
June 16, 2022
Anna Sever, interim CEO of Magellan Federal, brings awareness to the mental health crisis facing our armed forces and how a collaborative approach that combines personal counseling services, strong clinical interventions, and innovative self-service digital solutions can make a difference.
June 8, 2022
Anna Sever, interim CEO of Magellan Federal, is featured as one of the top healthcare executives to watch for in 2022 by the Washington Exec.
June 7, 2022
Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania representatives Ivana Romeo, Stacey Ricca, and Anita Kelly detail what is fentanyl, where it comes from and the dangers it poses to individuals with substance use disorder.
May 23, 2022
Dr. Steven Pratt, MD, a senior medical director for Magellan Health, discusses the long-term cognitive effects caused by COVID-19.
May 18, 2022
Sneha Sharma, PharmD, director, specialty clinical solutions, Magellan Rx, said in Las Vegas during the Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit, held May 2-5, discusses oncology is the top category of spend, and the drug pipeline has increasing specific and complex therapies across commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid populations,
May 18, 2022
Dr. Steven E. Pratt, senior medical director for Magellan Healthcare, discusses how Magellan saw a 42% increase in members seeking phone or videoconference coaching, through its employee assistance program (EAP) in 2020 compared to 2019. The article continues to provide insights on how employees can continue to support their mental health and wellbeing.
May 5, 2022
Sneha Sharma, director, specialty clinical solutions at Magellan Health, discusses some trends in the rare disease space that she recommends pharmacists keep an eye on this year.
May 5, 2022
Amy Ware, director, specialty clinical solutions at Magellan Health, discusses what it means to be future focused as a pharmacist in the specialty pharmacy field.
May 5, 2022
Magellan Federal, a subsidiary of Magellan Health that services the U.S. military, has partnered with NeuroFlow to offer military members a self-directed behavioral health support platform.
April 18, 2022
Magellan Healthcare President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney discusses the use of psychedelics in treating various mental health conditions.
April 18, 2022
Karen Jablonski, MD, a physician board-certified in neurology and sleep medicine, as well as a physician clinical reviewer for Magellan Healthcare, is interviewed by Scary Mommy on how COVID-19 infection or just the stress of living through a pandemic can impact sleep.
April 6, 2022
Mostafa Kamal, CEO at Magellan Rx Management, discusses recent collaboration between Magellan Rx and Zipline that uses drones to provide those with chronic medical conditions faster and easier access to the therapies they need.
April 1, 2022
Melanie Berger and Ivana Romeo, care managers with Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, provide information on suicide and suicide prevention along with resources for those struggling themselves or know someone struggling with suicidal ideation or substance abuse issues.
April 1, 2022
Mostafa Kamal, CEO at Magellan Rx Management, discusses the success of the collaboration between Magellan Rx and Zipline in delivering prescription medications to patients in a timely manner.
March 2, 2022
Magellan Healthcare's Yagnesh Vadgama, vice president, clinical care services autism, explains the need for a standard of care for children with autism who are receiving Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) treatment.
February 22, 2022
Mostafa Kamal, CEO, Magellan Rx Management, discusses Magellan's work with Zipline, that uses drones to deliver critically important therapies to overcome the barriers to care that impact patients in metropolitan areas.
February 9, 2022
Magellan Rx Management, the full-service pharmacy benefits management division of Magellan Health, announced its collaboration with instant logistics company Zipline to deliver prescription medications, including specialty medications that treat chronic, complex conditions, directly to patients’ homes via autonomous aircraft. The move will make Magellan Rx the first national PBM to deliver medications through drones, providing a consumer-centric approach to support patients on their healthcare journey.
February 6, 2022
Beating Burnout: Dr. Steven E. Pratt On The 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout
Dr. Steven Pratt, a board-certified psychiatrist, serves as a senior medical director for Magellan Healthcare, shares insights from his experience on how to beat burnout.
February 1, 2022
Zipline announces that it will partner with Magellan Rx Management, the pharmacy unit of Magellan Health, to deliver prescriptions — including high-cost specialty medications — directly to patients' homes.
January 31, 2022
Magellan Health's President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney shares with Forbes Health her thoughts on the difference between ADD and ADHD in children.
January 31, 2022
Magellan Health's President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney shares with Forbes Health her thoughts on ADHD in adults.
January 4, 2022
Candice Tate, MD, MBA, medical director at Magellan Healthcare, talks to Verywell Health on how COVID-19 has affected mental health.
December 3, 2021
Gallup has joined forces with Magellan Health to offer a fast solution for most of the treatment that falls outside of medications. A quick mental wellness test, the results of which help identify ways to embrace a more resilient lifestyle and improve their own current condition.
December 1, 2021
Magellan Health's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney discusses what clinicians can do to help children and adolescents while coping with the loss of a guardian.
November 30, 2021
The pandemic has done unprecedented damage to Americans' mental health, prompting providers to change how care is delivered and insurers to update coverage options. Magellan Health's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney provides her insight on how she believes telehealth will become a more prominent treatment option.
November 29, 2021
Magellan Health's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney provides her insight on why she believes the affects of the pandemic are responsible for an increase in hospitalizations for eating disorders.
November 22, 2021
Justin Bayless, Chief Executive Officer of Bayless Integrated Healthcare, has contributed a $1.5 million gift to Morehouse College to support student scholarships and faculty development.
November 17, 2021
Magellan Health's Dr. Steven Pratt is featured discussing air quality and air pollution and how that relates to whole person health.
November 11, 2021
Magellan Health's Dr. Steven Pratt is featured discussing the stress still felt by healthcare workers, a direct result of the ongoing pandemic and the controversy that surrounds it.
November 1, 2021
Magellan Health's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney shares her thoughts on neurofeedback therapy, a treatment used for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, anxiety, depression and insomnia and other mental health disorders by changing the way the brain responds to certain stimuli.
October 19, 2021
Managed Healthcare Executive shares highlights from a presentation by Magellan Rx Management’s Yuqian Liu, Pharm.D., director, specialty clinical solutions and Erin Ventura, Pharm.D., manager, specialty clinical programs at the AMCP Nexus 2021 in Denver, Colo.
October 19, 2021
Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, Magellan Health’s Chief Medical Officer, tells Verywell that the study's findings suggest that accessible, oftentimes portable, video games could be adjuncts to traditional treatment in helping children manage anger and stress.
October 13, 2021
Dr. Caroline Carney joined the Becker’s Payer Issues podcast to talk about growing accessibility to mental health services, emerging therapies, and new partnerships to increase access to care.
October 12, 2021
Magellan CMO Dr. Caroline Carney uses tech to break down barriers in mental healthcare, cancer treatment
Caroline Carney, MD, is the CMO of payer services company Magellan Health. A board certified internist and psychiatrist, she and her team are overseeing multiple initiatives designed to target the mental healthcare landscape at depths a simple smartphone app can't reach.
October 6, 2021
Magellan Healthcare, Magellan Health’s behavioral division, is partnering with NeuroFlow, a health tech company, to make behavioral health care more accessible and better coordinated.
October 3, 2021
Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times: Magellan Health’s Dr. Caroline Carney On How To Live With Joie De Vivre, Even When It Feels Like The Whole World Is Pulling You Down
Dr. Caroline Carney, a board-certified internist and psychiatrist, serves as the chief medical officer for Magellan Health, shares lessons from her research or experience about “How To Find Happiness and Joy During Troubled & Turbulent Times.”
October 2, 2021
Justin Bayless, CEO of Bayless Integrated Healthcare, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s 2021 class of Top 25 Emerging Leaders. Modern Healthcare honors emerging leaders all under 40, who have made significant contributions in the areas of innovation and financial, operational and clinical excellence early in their careers. In 2020, Magellan acquired a majority interest in Bayless Integrated Healthcare.
October 1, 2021
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney serves as guest editor of the October edition of In Business Greater Phoenix where the focus of the issue is mental health, specifically mental health as a workforce/ workplace issue.
September 30, 2021
Magellan’s CMO, Dr. Caroline Carney was interviewed by Twin Falls, Idaho CBS-affiliate KMVT 11 about a new 24/7 mental health support hotline dedicated to assist first responders in Idaho.
September 9, 2021
Patty Hoofnagle, vice president, special investigations unit, Magellan Health, shares her thoughts with Fraud Magazine as they address the need to prevent fraud within the drug rehab industry.
August 24, 2021
When you’re already burned-out, self-care can feel like another task on your too-long to-do list. Magellan's Dr. Steven Pratt shares his thoughts with PsychCentral on how you can build restorative activities that can be short and simple.
August 20, 2021
Magellan's Dr. Carney discusses the role of digital apps in the field of mental health and the importance of whole-person care.
July 23, 2021
The stigma around autism diagnosis remains strong—and, unfortunately, it can prevent children from getting the diagnosis they need in a timely manner, especially during the pandemic. Magellan's Yagnesh Vadgama shares his thoughts with Behavioral Healthcare Executive.
June 24, 2021
There are significant racial inequities existing in access to services for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Psychiatry Advisor spoke with Magellan's Doris Lebischak, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with over 37 years of experience, about this important and vital issue.
June 16, 2021
Even though over 200 million people worldwide are estimated to have depressive disorders, the biology behind what causes these conditions is still not fully understood. Scientists are increasingly looking toward genetics. Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAMP, chief medical officer at Magellan Health is quoted.
June 11, 2021
According to Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, DFAPA, studies suggest bipolar disorder is associated with increased potential for stroke and higher odds of experiencing poor outcomes.
June 8, 2021
Buoy Health CEO and Co-founder Andrew Le, MD, recently spoke with Dr. Alisa Bahl, a clinical psychologist and chief strategy and innovation officer for Magellan Health and President of the Magellan CaresFoundation.
June 8, 2021
Although the opioid epidemic is a problem nationwide, it isn't affecting the whole country equally. Varun Choudhary, MD, MA, chief medical officer for behavioral health at Magellan Healthcare, responds to a new study that finds the crisis is disproportionately impacting certain hot spots and is most widespread in six states.
May 27, 2021
Historically, behavioral health providers have focused on what happens in a session. We are now moving beyond a single point of contact to understand and address what is happening in between sessions and we’re doing this using data and leveraging technology.
May 21, 2021
Part of the whole helpless-but-irresistible, big-eyed baby narrative is that seeing these adorable tiny humans or animals releases oxytocin—aka the “love hormone”—which is involved with forming emotional bonds, explains Varun Choudhary, MD, a board-certified forensic psychiatrist.
May 7, 2021
In part three of this interview, Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, explains the importance of understanding the correlation between mental health and heart health in women aged 65 years and older.
May 5, 2021
In part two of this interview, Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, chief medical officer of Magellan Health, a board-certified internist, and a board-certified psychiatrist, discusses the impact of trauma and stress on overall health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 18, 2021
So, we've definitely have opposing viewpoints here, in terms of the providers and the payers. The payers, obviously, want to maximize the contracts situations that they have. If you look at what's available publicly, like the formularies that are published online, there are a couple health plans that are only preferring 1 biosimilar, but I think that's the exception rather than the rule. I think most payers are doing more of a 1:2 or 1:3 type of situation.
May 3, 2021
In part one of this interview, Caroline Carney, MD, MSc, FAPM, CPHQ, chief medical officer of Magellan Health, a board-certified internist, and a board-certified psychiatrist, discusses the correlation between heart health and mental health.
April 18, 2021
Oncology is a very sensitive, as it should be, therapeutic category. I think it will also end up being a good case study for payers in the United States. If we can be successful with biosimilars in oncology, then really, we should be able to do this in almost any therapeutic category
April 17, 2021
In this key leadership role, Dr. Carney advances Magellan Health’s clinical mission and further positions the company’s significant leadership capabilities in clinical engagement. She also serves as the chief medical officer of Magellan Rx Management, leading the development and implementation of innovative, integrated clinical programs for customers and members of Magellan’s pharmacy business segment.
April 15, 2021
Ask your child their views on drugs and alcohol,” Dr. Jenkusky tells Scary Mommy. “Avoid lectures. Instead, listen to your child’s opinions and questions about drugs. Assure your child he or she can be honest with you. Educate them. Discuss reasons not to use drugs. Avoid scare tactics.
April 15, 2021
The recently announced partnership between Trapelo Health and the Magellan Rx Management pharmacy benefits management arm of Magellan Health promises to make value-based oncology care more accessible by closing an important part of the treatment loop: insurance authorization and payment for biomarker-guided cancer therapy.
April 8, 2021
The explosion of knowledge in this area, especially regarding genetic testing and the understanding of the genome as it relates to malignancies, is so rapidly changing that no single individual, no single medical director at a health plan or a health system can stay on top of it.
March 22, 2021
In an age where we've moved away from often community pharmacists to mail order pharmacy or automatic refills, and there's not that connection, using big data can help us understand many of those same things. So, if I can see someone who has consistently been filling their medications and they don't anymore, as a health plan professional, for instance, I could target individuals and do outreach to individuals who I might have concern about just based on what we can see in data alone in interactions with pharmacists.
March 19, 2021
Mental Health, Brain Health are inextricably linked, highlighting need for COVID-19 Brain Health Research
“It will be a very complex area to try to sort through, but one that's really critically needed,” Carney said. “It will provide insight not only into how COVID-19 has affected our ultimate brain health and emotional health, but how other viral processes and perhaps other inflammatory diseases affect health as well.”
March 5, 2021
The pressures of the pandemic have taken a tough toll on mental health, with more youth and young adults seeking emergency care for mental health issues and suicidal ideation. As we enter year two of COVID-19, a multifaceted approach is needed to ease the mental health impact of the pandemic on children, teens and young adults.
February 2, 2021
Our company is re-imagining much of the work it has traditionally done and embracing new models of care and service. This transformation couldn’t be done without the vision and support of our leadership team. Expect great things ahead for how we recast care across behavioral health, pharmacy and specialty services!
December 23, 2020
While there is no true way to completed avoid the holiday stress when you’re a business owner, there are some ways to lessen the stress you’re feeling so you’re able to make the most of the holiday season and protect your mental health.
November 11, 2020
"The only year in my lifetime that comes anywhere close to this is 1968,” Pratt says, referring to the landmark year that saw the assassinations of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, widespread civil rights protests, and even a flu pandemic.
October 20, 2020
A large part of my initial problem with meditation and mindfulness was that I didn’t understand anything about them: where they came from and how they can benefit both mind and body. The terms “mindfulness” and “meditation” are often used interchangeably, but that’s not quite accurate.
October 12, 2020
October 2, 2020
As the number of Americans reporting symptoms of anxiety has tripled since the start of the pandemic, providers are witnessing a new phenomenon: adults and children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
September 4, 2020
The dominant fable in the Western world concerning grief is the “five stages”—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. They were developed in 1969 after Elizabeth Kübler-Ross observed how patients with terminal illnesses came to terms with dying.
June 12, 2020
When it comes to mental health, we’ve come a long way. Our grandparents’ generation was unlikely to seek help. Our parents’ generation did, but they were hush-hush about it. Thankfully, in 2020, many of us are willing to admit when we’re struggling–we see therapists, take medication, and do whatever we need to take care of ourselves, without embarrassment or shame.
June 10, 2020
Though no data on the trend has emerged on families experiencing multiple fatalities due to the coronavirus, the stories have repeated around the world: Couples, siblings and other relatives falling ill and dying, their families left to rebuild life with a massive hole in it.
May 6, 2020
While you have, of course, survived your own trying times and can reflect on your personal coping mechanisms, it is important to remember that your partner's struggle is unique and individual to them. You can't assume that what worked for you will benefit your partner, but you can listen to them, hold them, run errands for them, sit in silence with them, etc. Just be present.
April 14, 2020
Kids are resilient, but being young does not exclude them from anxiety, depression, and stress. There is extra work and thought that needs to be done to protect my kids’ mental health; my most important role right now is that of a parent in touch with their kids’ emotions.
April 13, 2020
When corporations and employees BOTH benefit from a workplace program, there's a high likelihood it will have longevity and produce long-term value.
March 13, 2020
February 2, 2020
In Colorado, 25% of ED visits by children and teens in 2018 were mental health-related, an increase of 4% in two years, a recent report found. What is more shocking is that the percentage doesn’t include juveniles who present with a secondary diagnosis related to mental health or whose conditions involve substance abuse.