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Providers can request a copy of the Claim Lifecycle Report by emailing maryland.provpymt@optum.comPlease include your provider name, TIN, NPI(s), contact name and phone number.

SUD providers and mental health providers who deliver substance use treatment to a participant are reminded to ensure that participants have had the opportunity to sign the Managed Care Organization (MCO) ROI form. Signed and scanned forms should be uploaded into the Documents section of the participant’s file in IPP.

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Optum Maryland gives care to people served by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). We invite you to look through this site to see the many ways we can serve you. If you are a person or a family member seeing a MDH/BHA provider, you can access relevant information with the touch of a finger:

Services: Find out more about the many recovery-oriented services that MDH/BHA funds through local mental health centers!

About Us: Learn more about the MDH/BHA and Optum Maryland partnership. Find out what that means for you!

News and Events: Stay up-to-date on upcoming Maryland mental health news, training and events. MDH/BHA and Optum Maryland offer education and community events.

The website has sections for participants and families as well as providers of mental health services. Click on either the “Participants and Families” or the “Providers” tab to see the information that applies to you. Check the website often as it continues to grow to better serve you!


In the Spotlight

  • The next Provider Council Meeting will be held on Friday, December 8th at 10:00 a.mEDT. Please click here to register. 
  • Optum Maryland's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steve Daviss, is holding a weekly "office hours" meeting, open to all Maryland PBHS providers for discussion of clinical matters.  These meetings will be held on Wednesday's at 12:00 noon. Please click here for full details and a meeting link. 

News & Events

WEBINAR: ASAM Criteria in the SUD Residential Setting

From July to October, the Maryland Department of Health and Optum Maryland hosted a series of three webinars to discuss the ASAM Criteria and how these standards apply in residential settings. Recordings of these webinars can be viewed at the links below. 

  • Webinar 1 (July 26, 2023) can be viewed here. The webinar slides can be viewed here.
  • Webinar 2 (August 30, 2023) can be viewed here. The webinar slides can be viewed here.
  • Webinar 3 (October 18, 2023) can be viewed here. The webinar slides can be viewed here


Maryland Department of Health

During Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST (Crisis line available 24/7)

Participant Questions and Help to Find a Provider Call Toll-Free:
(800) 888-1965, TTY 711
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

All Providers: Questions, Referrals, Crisis Calls:
(800) 888-1965, TTY 711
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Outside of Business Hours (evenings, weekends, holidays)

Maryland Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
9-8-8 (Available 24/7)

Optum Crisis Line Available 24/7:
(800) 888-1965, TTY 711