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Help members find the right provider (it could be YOU)

Share your behavioral specialties with Magellan

For members seeking a qualified provider to help them with their behavioral health or substance use concern, the process can be challenging. That’s why we encourage you to share information about yourself, your approach, education and specialties; it helps the members we serve know if you might be a good fit for their therapy or treatment needs.

If you specialize in the following, we especially need YOU to let us know

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  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Eating disorders
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Exposure response prevention (ERP)
  • Maternal mental health, including:
    • Comorbid postpartum issues
    • Postpartum anxiety
    • Postpartum depression
    • Postpartum psychosis
    • Reproductive psychiatry
  • Psychological testing

Are you a potential match? Let members know what you have to offer

Showcase your specialties. This helps members identify—at a glance—their best options for treatment/therapy. Plus, if one of your specialties appears to be compatible with their concern, you increase your chances for getting the referral.


Selecting your specialties from the Magellan master list helps members find the right provider.

Are your specialties showing?

How you can make sure your practice data, including specialties, are current:
  1. Go to and sign in securely with your username and password.
  2. From the left-hand menu, click Display/Edit Practice Information. The first tab that displays is the Provider Data Change Form.
  3. Select the Specialties, Languages & Age Range section to add/edit your current behavioral specialties. You can select from such specialties as dialectal behavioral therapy, eating disorder, EMDR, exposure response prevention, post-partum depression, psychological testing, and psychology - child/adolescents. (These are examples. You’ll be able to select your own specialties from a master list of over 100.)
  4. Review and attest to the accuracy of your practice information on a quarterly basis and anytime you make an update to your information. To fully complete this step, review each category (updated categories will reflect a green check mark), then click the red “I Attest” button.


Why it matters

When provider information is incomplete or out-of-date, this can lead to greater frustration and inconvenience for members seeking timely care. Depending on the region where you practice, a Magellan member could generate a lengthy list of potential “matches” when they conduct a search or ask us for help finding providers in their area. Yet, not all providers may be a good fit for a member’s needs. Sifting through 100 or more provider listings can take time, and when a member might already be feeling overwhelmed, this can seem especially daunting. Including your specialties allows members to filter for more pertinent results and get the care they need more quickly.

For more information

See the Magellan National Provider Handbook (PDF), Section 2 for policies about updating practice information.

Questions about updating specialties?

Contact us at


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About Provider Focus

Welcome to Provider Focus, our award-winning e-newsletter for network providers! Here you’ll find articles and information to keep you up-to-date on news and topics relevant to serving Magellan members, including a section for regional- and plan-specific news. Check back as a new issue is released each quarter.

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