Ohio launches behavioral health system redesign
On May 27, the Governor's Office of Health Transformation convened a behavioral health system design team to begin the detailed work required to improve care coordination and rebuild community behavioral health system capacity. The design team will advise the state on how to modernize the Medicaid behavioral health benefit, develop new services for people with the most intensive needs, and include behavioral health within Medicaid managed care. This work is in parallel with legislative consideration of Ohio's two-year operating budget so that, if the final budget includes behavioral health care coordination, the implementation can proceed without delay.
Summary of the care coordination model
Checklist of benefit changes
Public notice about expanding benefits
System design leadership team