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“Magellan Health’s first priority is always the behavioral and physical health of our employees, providers, clients and members,” said
Magellan is working closely with our customers along with federal, state and local authorities to minimize disruption of service and support efforts to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. “We are also sharing helpful resources for members who are struggling with stress, anxiety or sleep difficulties prompted by this situation,” added Fasola. These resources can be found at magellanhealthcare.com/COVID-19.
- Free Access to RESTORE® – Magellan is providing one of its digital cognitive behavioral therapy (DCBT) apps, RESTORE®, at no cost for individuals experiencing sleep difficulty and insomnia related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The six-session module uses proven cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to teach users new skills, techniques and practices that can improve mood and promote better sleep. Information is available at magellanhealthcare.com/RESTORE.
- Magellan Health Insights Blog – To help cope with rising levels of stress and anxiety many people are experiencing, Magellan recommends helpful tips and resources about how to manage anxiety and stress on the Magellan Health Insights blog. For example, this resource includes posts about how healthcare workers can manage their fear or anxiety.
Crisis Communications Website – Employers along with members of the general public can visit Magellan Health’s crisis communication website here or access helpful resources and tip sheets such as:
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Magellan Rx Management
Magellan’s pharmacy segment, Magellan Rx Management (MRx), has enacted key strategies to address the needs of specific customer segments to minimize disruption of member access to needed medications. In accordance with applicable federal, state, or local regulatory requirements, or upon plan sponsor approval, MRx is modifying prescription refill restrictions should members request additional medication supplies. MRx is also working closely with its prescription drug supply chain partners to monitor for any potential disruptions.
Magellan is following federal and state guidance related to the outbreak. As new information about the coronavirus evolves, Magellan is actively reviewing all preparedness plans and policies to identify if any updates are needed and to modify accordingly. Magellan remains committed to the health and wellbeing of all of the communities we serve during this pandemic.