Sunday, October 26, 2008

CSAs are out for bid: Who's in?

From the Child Behavioral Health Initiative:
In order to ensure that Massachusetts has the infrastructure to successfully support and implement the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) in collaboration with the four MassHealth contracted managed care organizations (MCOs) - Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Neighborhood Health Plan*, and Network Health - is procuring a statewide network of Community Services Agencies (CSAs).

A CSA is a community-based organization whose function is to facilitate access to, and ensure coordination of, care for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) who require or are already utilizing multiple services or are involved with multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, special education, juvenile justice, mental health) and their families.

The CSA Request for Response is available on the websites for MBHP and the MassHealth contracted MCO's (collectively, Managed Care Entities, or MCE's).

* Beacon Health Strategies (Beacon) is the behavioral health partner for Fallon and Neighborhood Health Plan.

Children's Behavioral Health Initiative

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