FFY 2018-2019 Combined Substance Abuse and Mental Health Block Grant Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan Application


~~“Objective: Partner with the Division of Medical Services (DMS), the State Medicaid Agency in Arkansas and a sister division within the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), to continue working to transform the Medicaid funded behavioral health system through the implementation of support services and care coordination  The transformation involves DBHS staff participation at the front end and will affect the Division’s business practices, contracts and populations in the coming years. DBHS staff will work closely with Medicaid to develop and implement population-based care delivery standards and to implement recovery oriented services in a community setting through a State Plan Amendment to introduce new services and provider led care coordination….
Include Recovery Support Services as a Medicaid funded service, which includes Supported Housing, Life Skills Development and Supported Employment. “

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services
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