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Annual Program Directors Meeting Association of Substance Abuse Providers. Mike Maples, Assistant Commissioner. MHSA Initiatives. Treatment RFP Medicaid Substance Abuse Benefit Development DDRAC Recommendations Related to Border Violence

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Annual program directors meeting association of substance abuse providers

Annual Program Directors MeetingAssociation of Substance Abuse Providers

Mike Maples,

Assistant Commissioner


Mhsa initiatives

MHSA Initiatives

  • Treatment RFP

  • Medicaid Substance Abuse Benefit Development

  • DDRAC Recommendations Related to Border Violence

  • Clinical Management Behavioral Health System (CMBHS)


Treatment rfp completed milestones

Treatment RFP: Completed Milestones


Treatment rfp draft future milestones

Treatment RFP: DRAFT Future Milestones

*DSHS reserves the right to change the dates as needed and at the sole direction of DSHS.


Treatment rfp future milestones con t

Treatment RFP: Future Milestones Con’t


Medicaid substance abuse benefit

Medicaid Substance Abuse Benefit

  • Benefit will be an overlay on the current Medicaid system: STAR and STAR Plus in those applicable service areas (most urban areas); fee for service in non managed acre areas (rural areas).

  • Project Workgroup continues to work through clinical policies.  Once policies are developed and reviewed internally, there will be an effort to share them with stakeholders.

  • Concurrent work on Medicaid state plan amendment is happening.


Medicaid substance abuse benefit1

Medicaid Substance Abuse Benefit

  • Workgroups need to be developed to review rules.

  • Rate setting needs to occur.

  • Outreach and education plans are ongoing.

  • Timeline for implementation is still tentatively 6/1/2010.


Ddrac border recommendations

DDRAC Border Recommendations

  • Request Emergency SAMSHA Funding

    • Security cameras for border providers

    • Employee Assistance Program for staff

    • Staff training for working with gang members

    • Shoring up treatment programs

    • Continuation and expansion of drug courts

    • Pilot program using Recovery Abuse Coaches as a cost effective alternative to treatment


Ddrac border recommendations1

DDRAC Border Recommendations

  • Conduct an impact analysis on the effects of drug decriminalization in Mexico

  • Invite ONDCP Director Gil Kerlikowske to tour the border areas

  • Request that unused Access to Recovery Funds be redirected to border areas

  • Request that unused TANF funds be redirected to treatment for TANF recipients


Cmbhs update

CMBHS: Update

  • Migration of BHIPS data into CMBHS, through July 31, 2009, is complete.

  • Incremental data load (data after July 31st) will be complete during the second week of October.

  • Connection of Mental Retardation and Behavioral Health Outpatient Warehouse (MBOW) reports to CMBHS will delay IT delivery by several weeks.


Cmbhs substance abuse deployment

CMBHS: Substance Abuse Deployment

  • Approx. 200 staff from Regions 6 and 7 have been trained. Service providers and OSARS were included.

  • Feedback from the trainees about CMBHS and CMBHS training has been very positive.

  • The need for refresher training will be evaluated and Webinar refreshers will be scheduled if needed.


Cmbhs northstar

CMBHS: NorthSTAR

  • Deployment for providers and ValueOptions is scheduled for 2010.

  • Will include only SA service providers.

  • Small user acceptance testing of NorthSTAR-related CMBHS functions will be conducted.

  • Training will be provided for providers and ValueOptions.


Cmbhs mental health services

CMBHS: Mental Health Services

  • Phase 1 - Data from CARE and MBOW will be regularly imported into CMBHS, keeping the current data submission process for LMHAs unchanged.

  • Phase 2 - LMHAs will submit data directly to CMBHS using data-sharing standards developed by Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), a federal HHS initiative to provide a secure, nationwide, interoperable information infrastructure to connect providers, consumers, and others involved in healthcare.

    Panel of DSHS staff, providers, and vendors is being assembled to develop data-sharing standards for elements not covered by the national standards.


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