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Behavioral Health Integration

 Read a letter from former Deputy Secretary Henry on Maryland’s approach to integration of mental health and substance abuse services and the July 14 memo from Joshua Sharfstein published in 2011.

 Read the Joint Chairman’s Report and Consultant’s Final Report here. (last updated March 8, 2012)

This page will connect you with information on our behavioral health system and services integration, including the 2012 behavioral health integration stakeholder process.

Request for Proposal:  Behavioral Health System Administrative Services Organization

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has released the request for proposal (RFP) for an administrative services organization (ASO) for Maryland's Public Behavioral Health System.  Additional information may be found here. Potential bidders for the ASO contract may access additional data to aid in proposal development here.

2013 Behavioral Health Integration Stakeholder Process

Maryland is currently in phase three of the behavioral health integration process, moving forward with the Department's decision to implement a performance-based carve out of mental health and substance abuse services as well as merge the Mental Hygiene Administration and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration. The Department will continue to solicit stakeholder input to inform decisions relating to the integration process. Please see below for materials related to these areas. To be added to the email distribution list, contact DHMH.BHIntegration@Maryland.gov.

Phase Three Stakeholder Meetings Schedule

September 30th, 2:30-4:00 pm
UMBC Tech Center
1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD  21227
September 30th Meeting Agenda and Materials

October 25, 1:00-4:00 pm
UMBC Tech Center
1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD  21227
October 25th Meeting Agenda and Materials

November 20, 10:00am-12:00 pm
UMBC Tech Center
1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD  21227
November 20th Meeting Agenda and Materials

Meetings Related to the Request for Proposal Process:
June 4, 2:00-4:00 pm
Department of Transportation, Harry Hughes Conference Room,
7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076,
June 4th Meeting Agenda and Materials

June 20, 9:30-11:30 am
UMBC Tech Center
1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21227
June 20th Meeting Agenda and Materials

July 18, 2:00-4:00 pm
Department of Transportation, Harry Hughes Conference Room,
7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076
July 18th Meeting Agenda and Materials

 

Behavioral Health Administration Process

In December 2011, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene submitted a report to the Maryland General Assembly regarding the next steps in the behavioral health integration process. As part of this process, the Secretary indicated that a proposal would be developed by September 30, 2012 to merge the Mental Hygiene Administration and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration. In order to develop a plan to integrate these two administrations, the Department sought public comment in May and June.  The Department subsequently released a draft organizational chart for the new Behavioral Health Administration.  Based on these public comments, the Department has revised and finalized the organizational chart.

Behavioral Health Administration Organizational Chart - FINAL (Posted:  09/11/2013)

Regulations Workgroup

DHMH is planning to integrate regulations for mental health and substance abuse services. You can read the current plan, including the plan for public input, for this process under Status Updates. Questions and/or comments can be sent to bh.regulations_integrations@maryland.gov

2012 Finance and Integration Options Stakeholder Process

Read a kick-off letter from Chuck Milligan and the seven guiding principles put forth by Joshua Sharfstein.  To receive e-mail regarding this process, or if you have questions/comments, please write to dhmh.bhintegration@maryland.gov.  For the complete large group and workgroup calendar, click here.

Training Workgroup

 

Office of Governor 

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