‘Stepping Up’ To The Problem Of Mental Illness In Corrections Facilities

Executive Briefing | May 20, 2017
Monica E. Oss In the United States, mental illness and the corrections system are inextricably linked. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice show that approximately 20% of state prisoners and 21% of local jail prisoners have “a recent history” of a mental health condition (see Mental Health Problems of Prison and Jail Inmates). The Urban Institute estimates are higher – half of all inmates in jails and state prisons have a mental illness (see The Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System). The estimate is that two million people with serious mental illnesses (SMI) enter county jails each year – more than half of whom have some form of addictive disorder. To get a gauge of what that means, consider that...

The Medicaid Health Plan Secondary Carve-Out Market Landscape: The OPEN MINDS 2017 Annual Update

Market Intell Report | April 18 2017
In a primary behavioral health carve-out, a state Medicaid program delegates some or all behavioral health benefits to a separate management entity. In a secondary carve-out, Medicaid contracts with a health plan to manage all benefits, including behavioral health. The health plan then sub-contracts with another organization (a behavioral health care management organization) to manage behavioral health services. Management...

California Medicaid Releases Plan For Transitioning Developmental Center Residents To Managed Care

News Report | May 21 2017
On April 26, 2017, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a draft plan that describes how it intends to transition the provision of services for Medicaid-eligible developmental center residents to managed care plans. The residents affected by the plan currently live at the Sonoma, Fairview, and Porterville developmental centers, which are all slated for closure in...

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