On July 3, 2015, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to provide the full continuum of behavioral health services to adults. Only the current mainstream Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) operating outside of New York City are eligible to respond to the RFQ. Mainstream MCOs are New York’s name for health plans that provide services to individuals not requiring long-term services and supports. Currently, Medicaid MCOs do not provide specialty behavioral health services; but the state is working to transition behavioral health services to the MCOs. In order to continue . . .
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