Magellan in the News

February 14, 2024

Trends clinical leaders, hospital execs say will shape healthcare beyond 2024

Dr. Caroline Carney, president of behavioral healthcare and chief medical officer of Magellan Health, explains her thoughts on how AI will shape healthcare, finding workflow solutions, recruiting and retaining nurses, and combating workplace violence.
February 8, 2024

Tackling the Mental Health Provider Shortage: The Promise of Integrated Care Models

Caroline Carney, M.D., President of Behavioral Health and Chief Medical Officer, Magellan Health, provides a primer on the need not just for an integrated approach, but also how it works, how it impacts patient outcomes and value-based approaches, and how it will help to alleviate the shortage of mental health professionals.
January 17, 2024

Uses of AI in Healthcare – 2024 Health IT Predictions

Dr. Caroline Carney. Magellan Health president of behavioral health and chief medical officer, shares her predictions of how AI will be used in healthcare going into 2024.
January 12, 2024

BHE Podcast, Episode 039 – Caroline Carney, MD, Magellan Health President of Behavioral Health and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Caroline Carney, MD, Magellan Health president of behavioral health and chief medical officer, joins the BHE Podcast to discuss trends in measurement of care, the challenges that behavioral healthcare providers face while trying to measure the quality of their treatment services, and other developments to watch regarding diagnosis and treatment in behavioral health.
December 18, 2023

Mental Health Executive Forecast: New Business Models, AI and Value-Based Care to Define Industry in 2024

Dr. Caroline Carney, president of behavioral health and chief medical officer of Magellan Health, shares with Behavioral Health Business her 2024 predictions for mental health treatment and the behavioral healthcare industry.
November 30, 2023

Christopher J Squillaro On The Benefits of Using a Family Approach for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Christopher Squillaro, Medical Director for Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, discusses how incorporating family perspectives and integrating a family approach in treatment methodologies can be pivotal in achieving holistic healing and stability.
November 10, 2023

3 Ways for Providers to Improve 988 in Year 2

Andrew Sassani, MD, vice president at Magellan Healthcare and chief medical officer for California overseeing mental health services, discusses awareness strategy going into the second year of the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline.
October 19, 2023

Magellan’s AI-Assisted Program Saved up to $4,300 PMPY | AMCP Nexus 2023

Dr. Caroline Carney, president of behavioral health and chief medical officer of Magellan Health, comments on Magellan's use of artificial intelligence (AI) to better support providers in prescribing behavioral health medications and addressing medication problems, which reduced pharmacy costs and increased adherence.
September 26, 2023

The Mental Health Impact Of Changing Schools On Children

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

Why I always pack Narcan

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

25 payer executives' advice for future industry leaders

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

Managing Patients with Schizophrenia: Provider and Payer Considerations

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 | Peer support is a superpower and we need to use it

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

Awareness of 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Lags

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

Dr. Steven Pratt On The Five Things You Can Do To Become More Resilient During Turbulent Times

Magellan Health's Dr. Steven Pratt, MD, explains his five tips to managing stress in the workplace.
May 15, 2023

Magellan Federal’s Anna Sever Has Focused on Mission-Oriented Hard Work Since Age 14

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

Time has Come for a Value-Based Approach to Autism Therapy

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

4 Opportunities to Improve Mental Health in BIPOC Communities

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

Mental Health in BIPOC Communities: Reducing Stigma and Barriers

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

Chief Officer Awards Finalist Anna Sever: ‘Embrace Change and Be Willing to Adapt’

President and CEO of Magellan Federal, Anna Sever, was featured as one of the finalists for the WashingtonExec’s Officer Awards.
April 11, 2023

Autism providers look to telehealth to bridge access gaps

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

Top strategic priorities of 15 health plan executives this year

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

Autism in Females with Yagnesh Vadgama

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 Health’s Dr. Caroline Carney On Raising Children Who Are Mentally & Emotionally Healthy

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

What Does A Hydrocodone High Look Like?

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

Estrangement Hurts, But Chosen Family Can Help

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

How to Kick-Start an Upward Spiral

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

Importance of Family Engagement in Treatment and Recovery

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

Wraparound Programs – An Alternative Approach to Address the Children’s Mental Health Crisis

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

The Unintended Impact of the Holiday Season on Mental Health and How to Manage It

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

How To Deal With Stress At Work, According To Experts

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

What You Need To Know About Medicare Part B Step Therapy: AMCP Nexus 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

What Is Self-Sabotaging, And Am I Doing It?

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

The State of Suicide Today - And Ways to Prevent It

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

Work Burnout: Signs And Treatment

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

Social Media and the Mental Health of Your Family

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

A call to action: Addressing the mental health of military service members and their families

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

Top Healthcare Execs to watch for 2022: Anna Sever

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

Fentanyl: what is it and why is it so dangerous?

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

Severe COVID May Speed Up Cognitive Decline: Experts Explore Routes of Care

Dr. Steven Pratt, MD, a senior medical director for Magellan Health, discusses the long-term cognitive effects caused by COVID-19.
May 18, 2022

Oncology Drugs Dominate Medical Benefit Spend

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

A step-by-step guide to support employee mental health and well-being

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

Assessing Trends in the Rare Disease Space in Specialty Pharmacy

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

Expert: Now Is the Time for Pharmacists to Learn ‘What’s Going on With Precision Medicine’

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

Another Magellan, NeuroFlow collab brings behavioral health app to military families

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

Can Psychedelics Treat Mental Health Conditions?

Magellan Healthcare President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney discusses the use of psychedelics in treating various mental health conditions.
April 18, 2022

Is COVID Insomnia Real? The Virus Can Impact Sleep — Even If You Haven’t Had It

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

Rising Above the Barriers to Care

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

Op-Ed: Suicide, suicidal ideation and alcohol, substance misuse overlap

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

The drones airdropping medicine from the sky are coming to America

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

Is it Time to Reevaluate Standards of Care for Children With Autism?

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

Drug Delivery: The Sky is Not the Limit

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

Drone Delivery: Flying Over the Barriers to Care

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

Home medicine delivery by drone set to grow in 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

ADD vs. ADHD: What’s The Difference?

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

ADHD In Adults: Diagnosis, Treatment And More

Magellan Health's President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Caroline Carney shares with Forbes Health her thoughts on ADHD in adults.
January 4, 2022

The Pandemic Raised Mental Health Awareness. Will It Last?

Candice Tate, MD, MBA, medical director at Magellan Healthcare, talks to Verywell Health on how COVID-19 has affected mental health.
December 3, 2021

The Next Global Pandemic: Mental Health

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

In the Midst of a Crisis: A Safe Space for Youth

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

How providers, payers are responding to rising mental health concerns

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

Study Finds Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders Doubled During the Pandemic

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

Healthcare Industry Innovator Justin Bayless Donates $1.5 million to Morehouse College

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

Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Your Risk of Depression

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

'It’s just tough when you feel overwhelmed': Healthcare workers feeling the burden of COVID-19

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

What Is Neurofeedback Therapy?

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

AMCP Nexus 2021: The Diseases Are Rare. The Orphan Drugs Are Not.

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

This Video Game Could Help Your Child Manage Anger and Stress

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

Becker's Payer Issues Podcast: Dr. Caroline Carney, Chief Medical Officer at Magellan Health

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, NeuroFlow partner to close gaps in behavioral health care

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

Top 25 Emerging Leaders

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

Mindful Health, Dr. Caroline Carney, Magellan Health, Guest Editor Editorial

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

First responders to receive counseling hotline

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

Phony Drug Rehab Facilities Addicted to Fraud

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

Caring for Yourself When You're Depleted

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

Digital Apps: One piece of whole-person mental health care

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

4 Steps for flipping the script from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance

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

Racial Disparities in the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

Study Identifies the Genes That Increase Your Risk of Depression

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

How Pharmacists Can Help Patients with Bipolar Disorder Make Informed Treatment Decisions

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

A High-Tech Approach to De-stigmatizing Mental Health

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

Study Identifies Who Is Most at-Risk For Opioid Abuse

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

A View From The Top: Six Healthcare Execs On How To Close The Nation’s Mental Health Care Gap

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

This is why tiny things make us so happy

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

Call Your Mom: Study Links Positive Mental Health, Heart Health in Older Women

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

Expert Trauma Stress From the Covid-19 pandemic can Cause Poor Health Outcomes Overall

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

Magellan Rx Pharmacists: Why Payers Should Be more Invested in Promoting Biosimilars

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

Negative Mental Health Outlook Can Lead to Heart Disease, Causing Concern in COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Magellan Rx Pharmacists Explore the Payer Perspective on Oncology Biosimilars

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

The Future of Mental Health

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

How to Minimize Your Child’s Risk of Addiction: Experts Weigh In

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

Trapelo Health, Magellan Hope to Ease Prior Authorization for Precision Oncology Testing

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

Trapelo’s Precision Medicine Podcast Managing the Total Cost of Care in Precision Medicine

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

Pharmacists Have a Critical Role in Patient Brain Health

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

Reducing the rise in adolescent suicide during COVID-19

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

5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Healthcare System

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

Making the Holidays More Merry and Bright: 5 Tips for Mental Health

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

How to Support Employee Mental Health in Stressful Times

"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

Mindfulness for Skeptics

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 2, 2020

PTSD and the Pandemic: Four Keys for Identifying Mental Health Concerns

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

We want grief to follow a timeline. It doesn't.

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

Will COVID-19 Be the thing that finally helps de-stigmatize mental health issues?

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

Grief Overload': Families absorb multiple virus deaths

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

Experts Explain How To Help Your Partner Cope With Loss

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

Protecting Your Kids’ Mental Health During The Pandemic

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

The Leaders Championing the Remote Work Movement

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

Psychology of the coronavirus outbreak

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February 2, 2020

Addressing Mental Health Needs in Children Before They Reach the ED

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.