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Behavioral Health Efficiency Moves

By |January 9th, 2014|

This week we’re making 3 efficiency changes in our behavioral health system.  Instead of having providers bill us and AHCCCS for different services, all the bills will go to AHCCCS- and we’ll get statements from them.  It’ll be the same with enrollment- all paperwork is processed through AHCCCS and we’ll get a standard report that [...]

Behavioral Health Contract Update

By |December 11th, 2013|

Our Behavioral Health team is working hard this month keeping up with all the changes and the transition.  Check out the Behavioral Health blog for an update.

Behavioral Health Quality Service Review

By |October 31st, 2013|

Objective evaluation is critical to assessing and improving the performance of any public health system- including the  behavioral health system that we manage.  One of the ways we assess our behavioral health system is to conduct a “Quality Services Review”, which identifies strengths, service capacity gaps, and areas for improvement at a system-wide level. A [...]

Maricopa County RBHA Update

By |October 25th, 2013|

The formal protest process regarding our award of the Regional Behavioral Health Authority contract in Maricopa County is finally winding down.  The oral part of the hearing in front of the Administrative Law Judge was completed a couple of weeks ago.  The final legal filings are due next week and the responses to those filings [...]

Yarnell Hill and Kingman Dean Fire Responses

By |July 8th, 2013|

With one of the worst wildfire tragedies in history happening last weekend, our Health Emergency Operations Center was active all week.  First making sure that there was enough behavioral health support through the Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, then helping provide some specific assistance to the shelters in Prescott and Wickenburg.   On Tuesday, we pulled special beds [...]

Maricopa County Behavioral Health Contract Update

By |June 19th, 2013|

Last week the AZ Department of Administration decided to ask the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings to conduct an official hearing regarding our October 1 contract award for the Regional Behavioral Health Authority in Maricopa County.  You may remember that the ADOA issued a stay last month that stopped the transition process.  We received a notice [...]

Recovery WORKS Newsletter

By |April 17th, 2013|

In our April issue of Recovery WORKS you’ll find inspiring recovery stories, behavioral health news, resources, and information from our community. Our featured peer success story this month is about MedHat Zekri, a peer who’s been able to overcome severe depression, anxiety and stress and is being very successful in achieving his life's goals.  In our [...]

Licensing Changes Near

By |April 9th, 2013|

We're getting near the end of the long journey of our licensing regulatory reform.  Last Wednesday we posted the revised draft rules for Chapter 10 (Health Care Institutions - Licensing) and Chapter 20 (Non-licensing approval).  Our goals is to simplify and streamline our rules so they align with our strategic plan and map to improve public health [...]

Sequestration and Our Mission

By |March 12th, 2013|

No doubt the word “ Sequestration” is front and center in your vocabulary these days.  This is just a quick note to forecast how it might impact our mission.  For starters… the main impacts from federal sequestration (i.e. the federal budget reduction for some programs) will be related to the services that we provide and [...]

Helping Kids Recover

By |February 26th, 2013|

Our Vision at the Arizona Department of Health Services is, ”Health and Wellness for all Arizonans.”  Part of our mission includes helping individuals with substance abuse issues achieve and maintain self-reliance and independence.  To get there, some individuals simply need occasional outpatient services.  Some need wrap-around, community or home-based services.  Others require more intensive treatment [...]