Will the SISC options, both Kaiser and Blue Shield or Anthem, have the Magellan network included in our coverage?

Under the CalPERS plans we have coverage to mental health services through the Magellan Behavioral Health network. Will the SISC options, both Kaiser and Blue Shield or Anthem, have the Magellan network included in our coverage?

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Per CECHCRs - Depending on the region, Magellan Behavioral Health does provide behavioral health coverage for all 3 health plans: Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, and Kaiser. All three health plans also provide coverage through their own network of physicians. Most non-Kaiser physicians who are contracted with Magellan are also contracted with Anthem and Blue Shield. In Los Angeles, Anthem generally utilizes their own provider network. Blue Shield uses Magellan for their HMO offerings, and their own network for PPO offerings. Kaiser uses a combination of its own internal provider network supplemented by Magellan.

 

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