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Behavioral Health and Disabilities : Behavioral_Health_Integration_Workgroups

Behavioral Health Integration Workgroups

The following Workgroups were created to help inform the process of selecting a financing and integration model for Medicaid-financed behavioral healthcare in Maryland. For complete large group and workgroup calendar, click here.For the complete large group and workgroup calendar, click here.

Systems Linkage Workgroup

Purpose: To make a recommendation on those factors that should be present to promote "integration." For example, should there be a shared electronic health record among all providers within an MCO? What factors indicate “integrated” care, and what factors indicate “collaborative” care?

State/Local and Non-Medicaid Workgroup

Purpose: To make a recommendation on what services/financing should be left outside a “Medicaid” integrated care model to accommodate non-Medicaid eligible populations, or non-Medicaid-eligible services. This Workgroup will also make a recommendation on the roles that state and local government should perform depending on which services/financing are left outside of the Medicaid financing model, as well as how to support and interface with selected model.

Evaluation and Data Workgroup

Purpose: To determine what data is available and relevant to the ultimate recommendation on the model, and to make a recommendation on potential measures to evaluate any selected model.

Chronic Health Homes Workgroup

Purpose: To make a recommendation on a new “Health Home” service under the Affordable Care Act, and make a recommendation on how the new service could be developed to support any integration model. For example, this workgroup would help define the service; define the population eligible for the service; and define the provider qualifications to deliver the service.