Nearly one year ago, Louisiana began a new approach to behavioral health care with the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership – a broad collaboration that has expanded access to services and enhanced quality of care for people with behavioral health needs. Magellan Behavioral Health in Louisiana, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Magellan Health Services Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), which is managing the Partnership, is holding a series of nine public forums throughout the state in February and March to provide a report to the community on the Partnership’s first year and continue the dialogue on transforming behavioral health care as Year 2 begins. All forums will be held from 5-7 p.m. “Since March 2012, our work with the Department of Health and Hospitals and hundreds of stakeholders across the state has accelerated the transformation of the behavioral health system in Louisiana. Working together, we have supported nearly 100,000 individuals and families on their journey toward recovery and securing a healthier future, and our work is just beginning,” Craig Coenson, M.D., CEO of Magellan in Louisiana, said. “We are eager to share our first year results, which show a clear trend away from institutionalization to more effective home and community-based care. And we look forward to hearing from the community about how to continue to improve behavioral health care in our state through roundtable discussions and question and answer sessions.”
To learn more about Magellan in Louisiana and the upcoming community forums, please visit magellanoflouisiana.com/about-magellan-of-louisiana-la-en/community-forums, email email@example.com. Individuals needing to access behavioral health care services can call Magellan’s Care Management Center at 1-800-424-4399.
|February 18 – Northwest Region||February 26 – Southwest Region||March 12 – Central Region|
|LSU Shreveport University Center Ballroom||McNeese Student Union La Jeunesse Room||Best Western Conference Center Plantation Room|
|One University Place||375 Beauregard Drive||2720 North MacArthur Drive|
|Shreveport, LA 71115||Lake Charles, LA 70609||Alexandria, LA 71303|
|February 19 – Northeast Region||March 3 – Northshore Area||March 18 – Greater New Orleans Area|
|ULM School of Pharmacy, Room 110||Hilton Garden Inn||Lindy C. Boggs Intl. Conference Center (UNO)|
|1800 Bienville Drive||350 Holiday Square Boulevard||2045 Lakeshore Drive|
|Monroe, LA 71201||Covington, LA 70433||New Orleans, LA 70122|
|February 25 – Greater Lafayette Area||March 6 – Bayou Area||March 19 – Capital Region|
|South Regional Library||Houma-Terrebone Civic Center, Meeting Room 3||Lod Cook Alumni Center|
|6101 Johnston Street||346 Civic Center Boulevard||3838 West Lakeshore Drive|
|Lafayette, LA 70503||Houma, LA 70360||Baton Rouge, LA 70808|
About Magellan Health ServicesHeadquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology and pharmacy programs. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. As of September 30, 2012, Magellan's customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 33.8 million members in our behavioral health business, 17.3 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and 8 million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the specialty pharmaceutical segment served 40 health plans and several pharmaceutical manufacturers and state Medicaid Programs. The Company's Medicaid Administration segment served 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com.