Magellan Healthcare is pleased to work with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW), and other agencies, to advance mental health, substance use disorder and youth services in 2024. The new Idaho Behavioral Health Plan (IBHP) will transform and improve Idaho’s behavioral healthcare system by coordinating behavioral health benefits for about 425,000 Medicaid members and Idaho residents.
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Why are we referring to the IBHP as new?
The IBHP is the framework for how behavioral health services for conditions such as mental health and substance use disorders are administered in Idaho. In the new IBHP, Magellan Healthcare will manage the entire system of care for Idaho, administering medically necessary behavioral health services on behalf of the Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Medicaid, Division of Behavioral Health, and Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections. We will oversee behavioral health services for Idahoans who don’t have health insurance as well as those who have Medicaid or other types of insurance.
Nothing is changing right now.
Whether you are a provider or recipient of services, you will continue working with Optum and the IBHP as you always have until you hear more from Magellan.
Idaho state agencies, community partners, providers and Magellan Healthcare are working together to prepare for implementation of the new IBHP in 2024 and will share more details with the public as we proceed.
Members in Idaho’s current plan will receive a letter from Magellan containing information on what is changing and what that means for members.