Opioid Legislation

posted Oct 5, 2017, 3:27 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Two new bills before the DC Council will provide additional resources in response to the opioid crisis. DCBHA will be monitoring these bills and expects to testify when hearings are scheduled. Please send an email to Mark.LeVota@DCBehavioralHealth.org if there are specific items of interest or concern within either bill that you would like DCBHA to consider as part of our testimony.

Please see copies of the bills introduced below.

Updated Medical Necessity Draft Docments

posted Sep 8, 2017, 1:13 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please see attached the latest medical necessity documents from DBH. These are not public documents. Please do not circulate or have conversations with DBH about these documents.

DCBHA Member Strategic Planning Survey

posted Sep 8, 2017, 1:05 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

If you haven't had a chance, please fill out an email to Mark.LeVota@DCBehavioralHealth.org. Responses received after September 13 may not be tabulated, so please respond asap!

DBH Concept Paper

posted Jul 5, 2017, 1:52 PM by Mark LeVota

Vision, mission, and strategic actions identified.

DBH Draft Medical Necessity Criteria

posted Jul 5, 2017, 12:28 PM by Mark LeVota

Please see attached DBH's draft medical necessity criteria.

East End, School Health Innovation, and DC Alliance Bills

posted May 25, 2017, 9:02 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association

DCBHA provided testimony regarding four pieces of legislation pending in the DC Council. These will create a new hospital and health system in Wards 7 & 8, including a new hospital on the East End, create incentives for grocers to move into Wards 7 & 8, provide financing and subsidized loans for capital investments in health (including behavioral health) in Wards 7 & 8, provide grants to create new school-based primary care clinics with tele-video behavioral health access, and improve the DC Alliance program. Please find copies of our testimony attached.


posted May 25, 2017, 8:57 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association

DCBHA provided a response to DHCF's request for information about creation of potential Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations. Please find it attached.

Draft PSH Standards

posted May 12, 2017, 1:07 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

For those interested in commenting on the Interagency Council on Homelessness Medicaid Workgroup draft PSH standards, please see attached.

DBH Budget Information

posted Apr 26, 2017, 1:30 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please see below for the information we have about DBH's FY '18 budget. Attachments include the DBH proposed FY '18 budget, the budget appendices that include DBH spending detail from the DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the DBH Budget Presentation slide deck Dr. Royster is using in public meetings, a set of questions DCBHA has shared with the DC Council Health Committee and staff members of all Councilmembers on the Health Committee, and a specific set of questions shared with the DC Council Health Committee regarding the local and Medicaid local match for both MHRS and SUD.

For comparison, the DBH FY '17 budget starts on page 88 here, and the DBH FY '17 budget appendix starts on page 736 here.

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