Behavioral Health Prior Authorization

Prior Authorization requests for behavioral health services will be processed through Magellan Health.

See the Medical Prior Authorization Services List to confirm which behavioral health services require prior authorization.

To request a prior authorization or notify Magellan Health of an urgent/emergent admission:  

 All Services

 Inpatient Services

  • Provider Tax ID and address
  • Member Name, Date of Birth, and Dean Health Plan ID #
  • Current Diagnosis
  • CPT Codes
  • Medications
  • Length of authorization
  • Clinical information supporting level of care being requested
  • Admission Date
  • Attending provider name
  • Provider contact person’s name and phone number for concurrent review

Notification of an urgent/emergent inpatient mental health or detox admission is required within 24 hours of admission.