Behavioral Health Redesign
The SFY 2016/17 State Budget included a proposal to rebuild community behavioral health system capacity across the state. The legislation provided targeted investments to support initiatives such as:
- Developing new services for individuals with high intensity service and support needs;
- Improving health outcomes through better care coordination; and
- Recoding all Medicaid behavioral health services to achieve alignment with national coding standards.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Medicaid are collaborating to implement these reforms and enhance the quality of care delivered to residents of our state. In doing so, state partners have enlisted the help and expertise of various stakeholders to serve on the BH benefit and Service Development Work Group to further inform and guide this work.
Be sure to bookmark bh.medicaid.ohio.gov to stay informed and sign up for the BH Redesign Newsletter for regular updates about this exciting effort.