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New authorization management system saves you time

Now available to providers serving Pennsylvania HealthChoices members!

Magellan's new authorization system (accessed via Availity Essentials) is a user-friendly and fast way to request and track your authorizations in real time.

Use the training resources below to learn more.

Video tutorials

Introduction and Logging in

Understanding the Provider Filter

Using Filter By and Direct Search

Authorization Summary

Create an Inpatient Authorization

Create an Outpatient Authorization

View Authorization Status

Extend an Authorization

Quick reference guides

Understanding the Provider Filter (PDF)

General Navigation and Dashboard (PDF)

Create an Inpatient Authorization (PDF)

Extend an Inpatient Authorization (PDF)

Create a Service/Procedure (Outpatient) Authorization (PDF)

Create a Service/Procedure (Outpatient) Authorization with Two Diagnoses (PDF)

Add Service/Procedure (Outpatient) Authorization with Multiple Services (PDF)

Create an Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Authorization (PDF)

IBHS Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting (PDF)

Extend a Service/Procedure (Outpatient) Authorization (PDF)

View Authorization Status (PDF)

Add a Provider with an NPI in Availity Essentials (PDF)

Add a Provider without an NPI in Availity Essentials (PDF)

Demonstration recording

Listen to a replay of our March 22, 2023 live demonstration with Pennsylvania HealthChoices providers

Frequently asked questions

Authorization system FAQs (PDF)