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Investments In Care Coordination Infrastructure

Concerning behavioral health system investments in the statewide care coordination infrastructure, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2022 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill requires the statewide care coordination infrastructure to include a cloud-based platform to allow providers that do not utilize an electronic health record to actively participate in the care coordination infrastructure.

The bill requires the behavioral health administration (BHA) to:

  • Ensure navigators are available through the statewide care coordination infrastructure website and mobile application, as well as in specific regional locations; and
  • Utilize behavioral health administrative service organizations to help individuals and families initiate care and ensure timely access to services.

To implement the care coordination infrastructure, the bill requires the BHA to train new and existing navigators on behavioral health safety net system services, behavioral health service delivery procedures, and social determinants of health resources; ensure that the care coordination infrastructure can direct individuals where to seek in-person or virtual navigation support; ensure that the administrative burden associated with provider enrollment and credentialing for navigators and care coordination providers is minimal; and include a summary of outcomes for individuals who access the infrastructure in the BHA's annual report; and ensure the 988 crisis hotline responds to anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, documents referrals and transfers of care of persons with one or more community-based service providers, and includes connections to available behavioral health systems and services.Beginning January 2025, and each January thereafter, the bill requires the department of health care policy and financing to assess the care coordination services provided by managed care entities and provide a report as part of its SMART act hearing.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the bill requires the general assembly to appropriate appropriates $12.2 million from the behavioral and mental health cash fund to the department of human services for use by the behavioral health administration for the care coordination infrastructure.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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