On March 21, 2014, New York State released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to launch the next step in the state’s plan to move state-funded specialty behavioral health services to Medicaid managed care plans that provide fully integrated behavioral health and physical health services offered within a comprehensive, accessible, and recovery oriented system. Through the RFQ, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Offices of Mental Health (OMH) and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) seek to qualify mainstream Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) plans to administer the full continuum of mental health and addiction . . .
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