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Questions/Answers Related to IHIP-C RFP

Click here for questions and answers related to the IHIP-C RFP.

Posted: 01/17/2020

Provider Alert - December 5, 2019

Optum Maryland has developed a Claims Quick Reference Guide. Visit the “Important Document” section on MDH’s ASO Transition website or click here to access the document. This guide provides helpful information on a variety of questions and actions related to submitting claims to Optum Maryland. 

Posted: 12/06/2019

FY 18 Annual Report/FY 20 Annual Plan

Click here for the FY 18 Annual Report and FY 20 Annual Plan.

Posted: 06/13/2019

Community Health Needs Assessment 2019

The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) report about Anne Arundel County is now available.

Posted: 02/27/2019

BHA Memo Regarding AMCORR

Click here for more information.

Posted: 06/12/2019

Acting Deputy Secretary for the Behavioral Health Administration Announced

From the Maryland Secretary of Health:

I am pleased to announce Lisa Burgess, M.D. as the acting deputy secretary for the Behavioral Health Administration. Dr. Burgess is a board-certified adult, adolescent and child psychiatrist. She joined the Department in 2012 as a physician advisor in the Medicaid Pharmacy Program and became the chief medical officer for Health Care Financing in 2016.

Please join me in welcoming her to this new role.


Robert R. Neall


Posted: 04/24/2019

Updated List - Health Care Enrollment Centers in Anne Arundel County

Updated list of the sites where individuals can go and receive assistance with applying for insurance (Medicaid, QHPs through Maryland Health Connection). Please reach out to Kristina Dickinson, at kristinadickinson@aacounty.org, with any questions you may have.

Click here to view the updated list.

Posted: 02/01/2019

COMAR 10.01.18 - Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training

This chapter:

A. Prohibits inappropriate sexual behavior in covered programs; and

B. Adopts awareness and prevention training and reporting requirements regarding inappropriate sexual behavior that a covered program shall fulfill in order to be licensed by the Department or any of its Administrations, or approved by the Department or any of its Administrations to receive funding to provide services in Maryland.

For more information on this chapter of COMAR, please visit the following website:

COMAR 10.01.18

Reporting Form (MDH 4749)

Posted: 01/31/2019

Provider Alert - Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection Act

A Provider Alert was issued on November 21, 2018 regarding the Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection Act.  Click here to see the full alert.

Posted: 11/28/2018

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners

Please click here for an important message from the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners regarding new requirements for Criminal History Record Checks for Renewal.

Posted: 07/02/2018

Provider Alert- Beacon Health Care Claim Companion Guide Alert

Please click here.

Posted: 05/14/2018

Finding Quality Treatment For Substance Use Disorders - SAMHSA

Please click here.

Posted: 02/12/2018

Public Awareness Notice About the Dangers of Fentanyl

Please click here to see the attached notice from Beacon- Fentanyl

Posted: 01/17/2018

Provider Alert- Balancing Incentive Program

Beacon Provider Alert Balancing Incentive Program DLA-20 Training and Implementation Update CLICK here.

Posted: 12/23/2016

Pediatrician's Toolkit for Behavioral Health Resources

This web kit for healthcare providers contains early intervention, treatment and support tools that address methal health and substance use issues affecting children, adolescents and their familes: http://aaphysicians.org/pediatricianstoolkit 



Posted: 01/20/2015

Continuum of Aging Services

In this training, a variety of different aging services will be discussed through a panel discussion. Panel speakers will include representatives from the Anne Arundel County Adult Protective Services, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging- Guardianship Services, the Housing Commission, a Hospital Social Worker, a Mobile Crisis Team Member, and a Disability Rights Attorney.  There will be a question and answer period.

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Posted: 01/08/2020

Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

2-1-1 Maryland
Dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

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