Division Descriptions

Business Innovation Division

Purpose
Create a business climate where behavioral health services are viewed as key components of community health. Address business models and reimbursement methodologies for Medicaid and DCF funding streams and explore ways to assist members in being more competitive in the marketplace.

Initiatives
Promote ethical business practices that protect consumers; promote parity for mental health and substance use disorder services; review the adequacy of rates for service delivery (Medicaid and DCF); and promote managed care practices that benefit patients and providers.


Children and Adolescent Division

Purpose
Promote strategies, policies, and systems that support healthy children, adolescents, and families using prevention and community wellness initiatives and effective behavioral health services to children and families.

Initiatives
Examine service delivery systems for children’s behavioral health (Medicaid, Medicaid Specialty Plan, CHIP, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice) and identify opportunities to improve/enhance prevention activities and service delivery and identify opportunities to improve outcomes for children and families.


Justice Division

Purpose
To ensure offenders have access to behavioral health care by promoting innovative strategies to divert offenders with behavioral health disorders; promote initiatives that provide behavioral health treatment to offenders while incarcerated; and to promote specialized re-entry initiatives that ensure behavioral health supports while offenders transition back to the community.

Initiatives
Track justice innovations that address behavioral health services to this population; support initiatives such as civil citation and diversion that reduce penetration into the justice system; link providers serving this population; and engage with Department of Corrections and other justice agencies/systems to accomplish this mission.


Public Resource and Administration Division

Purpose
Promote the enhancement of the behavioral health system of care by enhancing service delivery, engaging in coordinated care initiatives, and shifting the focus of service monitoring from compliance to value and performance.

Initiatives
Track behavioral health policy and legislation; identify and promote needed statutory, rule, and policy changes; identify statutory and funding changes needed; work with state agencies and Managing Entities to redesign financing and accountability procedures; work with relevant state agencies to strengthen system of care.


Recovery and Social Supports Division

Purpose
Promote strategies and policies that support recovery, reduce stigma, and address the social supports (including housing) to sustain long-term recovery.

Initiatives
Build partnerships with advocacy groups and recovery organizations; build public support for recovery initiatives; and promote supportive housing and other social supports for individuals with SUD or mental health challenges.

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