The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) has updated its service model for Medicaid mental health peer recovery specialists. The new model was outlined in a request for proposals (RFP) released on September 3, 2015, with proposals due on October 1, 2015. Previously, community mental health centers (CMHCs) were awarded grant funding to provide Medicaid mental health peer services and the CMHCs directly employed peer recovery specialists. Under the new model, the CMHCs will contract with a third-party organization that will actually employ the peer recovery specialists. The RFP is a replacement of a . . .