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December 4, 2017

Behavioral Health Funding By Initiative


In response to increasing behavioral health needs of its populations, AHCCCS is providing funding to ensure ongoing system service capacity and member access to care. As detailed below, funding is provided through the RBHA capitation rates for Contract Year Ending (CYE) 2018 (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018) to address issues such as the opioid epidemic and other substance use disorder needs, as well as ensuring access to mandated EPSDT services for children in foster care and children with autism.

Statewide, this funding is provided for the following initiatives:

Initiative Dollars in Millions
Opiod Epidemic $42.9
Substance Use Disorder $28.9
Autism Spectrum Disorder $16.3
Arnold v Sarn $12.7
Children in Foster Care $5.9
First Episode Psychosis $1.2
Integrated Care $0.8
Total New Funds $108.7

The funding for individual RBHAs is displayed below:

Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

Access To Care Initiative TXIX/TXXI GMH/SA NonDual Integrated SMI TXIX/TXXI Non-CMDP Child CMDP Child Total
Integrated Care Initiative $0 $0 $848,000 $0 $848,000
Arnold v. Sarn Agreement $880,000 $11,810,000 $0 $0 $12,690,000
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) $0 $0 $12,032,000 $0 $12,032,000
Children in Foster Care $0 $0 $0 $5,900,000 $5,900,000
First Episode Psychosis (FEP) $0 $0 $877,100 $0 $877,100
Opioid Epidemic $24,400,000 $0 $0 $0 $24,400,000
Substance Use Disorder $17,736,000 $0 $0 $0 $17,736,000
Total $43,016,000 $11,810,000 $13,757,100 $5,900,000 $74,483,100

Health Choice Integrated Care

Access To Care Initiative TXIX/TXXI GMH/SA NonDual TXIX/TXXI Non-CMDP Child Total
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) $0 $1,408,000 $1,408,000
Opioid Epidemic $6,250,000 $0 $6,250,000
Substance Use Disorder $3,734,000 $0 $3,734,000
Total $9,984,000 $1,408,000 $11,392,000

Cenpatico Integrated Care

Access To Care Initiative TXIX/TXXI GMH/SA NonDual TXIX/TXXI Non-CMDP Child Total
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) $0 $2,816,000 $2,816,000
First Episode Psychosis (FEP) $0 $293,750 $293,750
Opioid Epidemic $12,200,000 $0 $12,200,000
Substance Use Disorder $7,468,000 $0 $7,468,000
Total $19,668,000 $3,109,750 $22,777,750
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