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 […]
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 couple […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]