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.

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Reform focuses on improving health outcomes while staying accountable to taxpayers

The Benefit and Service Development Work Group represents providers, consumers, ADAMH Boards, and State agency staff, who have been reviewing and guiding the policy of Behavioral Health Redesign since its earliest stages, and meets regularly to discuss latest updates and issues to be addressed.

Please note that details have continuously evolved through the work of the BH Benefit and Service Development Work Group. The most recent materials are linked here.

5/23/2018 - Benefit and Service Development Work Group Presentation | Listen to the recording