Behavioral Health Services

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Arizona’s Behavioral Health Provider Network

By | August 12th, 2011|General|

We've had to make lots of difficult decisions in response to the ongoing funding shortfalls in our behavioral health system (as well as everywhere in state government).  Many decisions (while painful in the short term) have been necessary to maintain long term system stability as Arizona continues to emerge from this unprecedented fiscal crisis.  While [...]

AHCCCS Coverage Changes?

By | February 24th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General|

A few weeks ago I wrote about the portion of the proposed FY 2012 budget that would suspend for 2 years AHCCCS (Medicaid) eligibility for adults without children (called childless adults).  As I mentioned in the earlier post, that kind of change would need to be approved by then federal government.  Last week, the Secretary [...]

Next Fiscal Year’s Budget Series

By | January 24th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General|

On January 15, 2011, the Governor released her proposed budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2011. Our part of the budget in the link above is on pages 105 through 111.  You kinda need to be a budgeteer to understand some of it, so I’ll try to distill it down a little [...]

Title This, Title That

By | July 28th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Uncategorized|

You’ve most likely heard the words Title XIX, Title XXI, and Title V (aka Title 19, Title 21, Title 5) bandied about in the halls and elevators throughout your careers- but some of you might not know what those words mean.  Here’s a thumbnail sketch: Title V When you hear someone say “Title V”, they’re [...]

Substance Abuse in AZ

By | July 19th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Uncategorized|

Our Division of Behavioral Health Services is the point guard for substance abuse prevention & treatment in Arizona (also referred to as the Single State Authority for Substance Abuse Services at the federal level).  One of those concerns is the abuse of marijuana- which continues to be in high demand and abused in our state.  [...]