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Medicaid Behavioral Health Integration Stakeholder Advisory Group

The District recently embarked on a Medicaid behavioral health redesign and transformation effort in alignment with DHCF’s strategic priority to build a health system that provides whole person care. The District seeks to ensure that Medicaid mental health, substance abuse, primary care, and specialty services are coordinated and delivered in a manner that is most effective to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs and produces the best outcomes. A key component of this project will be to carve-in behavioral health services into managed care contracts. DHCF plans to include behavioral health services as covered benefits in the District’s managed care contracts as of October 1, 2022 with the purpose of improving coordination and providing whole-person care to increase service integration for individuals with behavioral health needs.

The Behavioral Health Integration Stakeholder Advisory Group provides input on key decisions relating to the carve-in of behavioral health services into Medicaid Managed Care, identifies potential issues and operational concerns, and provides solution-oriented feedback for consideration as part of a transparent behavioral health integration planning and implementation process through a collaboration between Medicaid and the Department of Behavioral Health.


General Documents


December 8 Meeting

October 27 Meeting

September 22  Meeting

August 25 Meeting

July 28 Meeting

June 23 Meeting

May 26 Meeting

April 29 Meeting

March 23 Meeting