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Tucson Response

By | January 11th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

I know many of you are following the tragedy that occurred over the weekend in Tucson. If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to make sense of something that is senseless.  It is not uncommon to have a variety of reactions to a sudden and violent event such as this, and you may be struggling [...]

Behavioral Health Medicine Transition Update

By | September 9th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

As you recall, the ADHS budget reduction last fiscal year required us to scale back the services we provide to folks who were receiving behavioral health services but don’t qualify for AHCCCS (called Non-Title XIX).  We also needed to switch to a “generic formulary” for Non-Title XIX folks on July 1 (which saves about $7M/year).  [...]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

By | May 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|

We’ve come a long way since the days of institutionalization and separation from community, the stigma and bias associated with mental illness, but we're not where we need to be yet.  Reducing the stigma and bias against those facing mental health challenges is a tall order, but it can be done.  Efforts to increase public [...]

New Behavioral Health Service Package

By | May 7th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

Our behavioral health team has completed work on the new behavioral health service package for our folks that are receiving services but don't qualify for AHCCCS benefits. We've posted a Guidelines Fact Sheet or you can view ADHS guidance to contractors regarding services to Non-Title XIX members with serious mental illness, services to individuals experiencing a [...]

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