Overview of Mental Health Budget and Policy Initiatives 2004-2006

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Published on June 10, 2008

Author: MHTP

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In this overview, David Knutson of the Washington State House of Representatives looks at mental health
budget and policy initiatives for the period 2004-06.

Overview of Mental Health Budget and Policy Initiatives 2004 Through 2006 David Knutson House of Representatives

Mental Health Policies Established in 2005 HB 1290/SB 5763 Focus Services on Resilience and Recovery Utilize Evidence-based, Research-based, and Consensus-based practices Designate RSNs Through a Procurement Process Medicaid Eligibility for Incarcerated Persons Mental Health Task Force Continuation

Focus Services on Resilience and Recovery

Utilize Evidence-based, Research-based, and Consensus-based practices

Designate RSNs Through a Procurement Process

Medicaid Eligibility for Incarcerated Persons

Mental Health Task Force Continuation

Policy Direction Services will be Focused on Recovery and Resilience Consumer and advocate participation in services will be supported Competition between public and private entities is permitted Evidence-based, research-based, and consensus-based services will be utilized

Services will be Focused on Recovery and Resilience

Consumer and advocate participation in services will be supported

Competition between public and private entities is permitted

Evidence-based, research-based, and consensus-based services will be utilized

RSN Contracting Process (Step 1) Eight RSNs Substantially Complied with RFQ Cost-effective Adequate residential and service capabilities Collaboration with Criminal justice and CD services Provide all services included in the MH state plan Meet all Federal & State regulations and standards

Eight RSNs Substantially Complied with RFQ

Cost-effective

Adequate residential and service capabilities

Collaboration with Criminal justice and CD services

Provide all services included in the MH state plan

Meet all Federal & State regulations and standards

RSN Contracting Process (Step 2) March 1, 2006 DSHS issued RFP to provide MH services in areas where Five RSNs didn’t substantially meet the RFQ RSNs or other Entities may respond to the RFP There may be between 8 and 14 RSNs, and one Entity cannot control more than 3 RSNs

March 1, 2006 DSHS issued RFP to provide MH services in areas where Five RSNs didn’t substantially meet the RFQ

RSNs or other Entities may respond to the RFP

There may be between 8 and 14 RSNs, and one Entity cannot control more than 3 RSNs

Restoration of Medicaid Eligibility Persons enrolled in Medical Assistance who are released from confinement will have their eligibility reinstated on the day of release DSHS will use medical or psychiatric exams done during confinement in making eligibility and enrollment determinations DSHS will coordinate with other entities to ensure prompt reinstatement and speedy eligibility determinations

Persons enrolled in Medical Assistance who are released from confinement will have their eligibility reinstated on the day of release

DSHS will use medical or psychiatric exams done during confinement in making eligibility and enrollment determinations

DSHS will coordinate with other entities to ensure prompt reinstatement and speedy eligibility determinations

Mental Health Task Force Continuation Task Force will Oversee: MHD reorganization Establishment of RSNs through Procurement Funding Distribution Methodology Serving Non-Medicaid Consumers Inpatient Psychiatric hospital and community residential beds Task Force Expires June 30, 2007

Task Force will Oversee:

MHD reorganization

Establishment of RSNs through Procurement

Funding Distribution Methodology

Serving Non-Medicaid Consumers

Inpatient Psychiatric hospital and community residential beds

Task Force Expires June 30, 2007

SB 5763 Includes 6 Major Policy Areas Preliminary Steps Toward a Unified ITA Maximize Best Practices Interaction with Courts & Criminal Justice Fill Major Treatment Gaps Update and Clarify the Law Money

Preliminary Steps Toward a Unified ITA

Maximize Best Practices

Interaction with Courts & Criminal Justice

Fill Major Treatment Gaps

Update and Clarify the Law

Money

Preliminary Steps Toward a Unified ITA 2 Pilot Projects PILOT 1: Combined Crisis Responder & Secure Detox Facility PILOT 2: Chemical Dependency Intensive Case Management WSIPP Evaluation Effectiveness Cost effectiveness Whether a unified ITA will be effective

2 Pilot Projects

PILOT 1: Combined Crisis Responder & Secure Detox Facility

PILOT 2: Chemical Dependency Intensive Case Management

WSIPP Evaluation

Effectiveness

Cost effectiveness

Whether a unified ITA will be effective

Maximize Best Practices Adopt & Implement Comprehensive, Integrated Screening & Assessment Process Mental health, chemical dependency, case-carrying social workers, DOC CD Assessments in DCFS Offices for Families Involved with Child Protective Services Tie Vendor Rate Increases To The Use Of Best Practices

Adopt & Implement Comprehensive, Integrated Screening & Assessment Process

Mental health, chemical dependency, case-carrying social workers, DOC

CD Assessments in DCFS Offices for Families Involved with Child Protective Services

Tie Vendor Rate Increases To The Use Of Best Practices

Interaction with Courts & Criminal Justice Creates Civil Therapeutic Courts for Families in Dependency Proceedings Clarifies The Authority to Establish Mental Health & Pre-conviction Felony Drug Courts Local Jurisdictions May Combine Mental Health & Drug Courts JLARC Feasibility Study of Regional Jails for Persons Needing Treatment Reduce competency evaluation & restoration waiting times at the state hospitals

Creates Civil Therapeutic Courts for Families in Dependency Proceedings

Clarifies The Authority to Establish Mental Health & Pre-conviction Felony Drug Courts

Local Jurisdictions May Combine Mental Health & Drug Courts

JLARC Feasibility Study of Regional Jails for Persons Needing Treatment

Reduce competency evaluation & restoration waiting times at the state hospitals

Fill Major Treatment Gaps Expands Chemical Dependency Treatment Additional chemical dependency treatment for pregnant and parenting mothers and their babies New Type of Licensed Facility Called an ‘Enhanced Services Facility” For persons with mental disorders who don’t need acute care but can’t be served in existing settings Both voluntary and involuntary clients

Expands Chemical Dependency Treatment

Additional chemical dependency treatment for pregnant and parenting mothers and their babies

New Type of Licensed Facility Called an ‘Enhanced Services Facility”

For persons with mental disorders who don’t need acute care but can’t be served in existing settings

Both voluntary and involuntary clients

Update and Clarify the Law Consolidates Many Existing Client Rights Sections Into One Section Consolidates Confidentiality Provisions Provides Appropriate Cross-references to Chapter 70.02 RCW & to Other Confidentiality Sections

Consolidates Many Existing Client Rights Sections Into One Section

Consolidates Confidentiality Provisions

Provides Appropriate Cross-references to Chapter 70.02 RCW & to Other Confidentiality Sections

Money County Commissioners May Adopt 1/10 of 1% Local Option Sales Tax New and Expanded Treatment and for Therapeutic Courts for Dependencies Funding in the Budget

County Commissioners May Adopt 1/10 of 1% Local Option Sales Tax

New and Expanded Treatment and for Therapeutic Courts for Dependencies

Funding in the Budget

Four Mental Health Issues Going Into the 2006 Session Pierce County Lawsuit Funding Distribution Formula for Medicaid and Non-Medicaid RSN Procurement Process Children’s Mental Health

Pierce County Lawsuit

Funding Distribution Formula for Medicaid and Non-Medicaid

RSN Procurement Process

Children’s Mental Health

Pierce County Lawsuit SB 6793/HB3081 Legal Liability Protection for DSHS State Hospital Bed Allocation Discharge From State Hospitals Short Term Commitments

Legal Liability Protection for DSHS

State Hospital Bed Allocation

Discharge From State Hospitals

Short Term Commitments

Funding Distribution Formula for Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Study of Actuarial Rates for Medicaid Managed Care was Released after the 2005 Session After the 2005 Session, State Funds Appropriated to serve the Non-Medicaid Population Were Reallocated Among RSNs The Reallocation Caused Several Unanticipated Problems Across all 14 RSNs

Study of Actuarial Rates for Medicaid Managed Care was Released after the 2005 Session

After the 2005 Session, State Funds Appropriated to serve the Non-Medicaid Population Were Reallocated Among RSNs

The Reallocation Caused Several Unanticipated Problems Across all 14 RSNs

RSN Procurement Process RFP provides a scoring factor for applicants including additional financial resources RFP provides additional opportunities to clarify submittal RSNs bidding on open areas will be evaluated in the new area only Private For-Profit entities are Excluded

RFP provides a scoring factor for applicants including additional financial resources

RFP provides additional opportunities to clarify submittal

RSNs bidding on open areas will be evaluated in the new area only

Private For-Profit entities are Excluded

Children’s Mental Health $450,000 provided to establish an evidence-based mental health program for children Established Through RFP and Operational 12/06 Joint with Mental Health, Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare systems

$450,000 provided to establish an evidence-based mental health program for children

Established Through RFP and Operational 12/06

Joint with Mental Health, Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare systems

Mental Health Budget Initiatives $33 Million to Transform Community Mental Health Treatment 5 Temporary Wards at Eastern and Western State Hospitals Expand Community Services and Treatment Expand Community Housing Utilization Review Program Review of the ITA statute and system Study of Medicaid managed care rates

$33 Million to Transform Community Mental Health Treatment

5 Temporary Wards at Eastern and Western State Hospitals

Expand Community Services and Treatment

Expand Community Housing

Utilization Review Program

Review of the ITA statute and system

Study of Medicaid managed care rates

Mental Health Budget Initiatives $22 Million to Increase Medicaid Managed Care Payments RSNs With Rates Above the Statewide Average Receive a 3.5% rate increase RSNs With Rates Below the Statewide Average Receive and Increase to the Statewide Average

$22 Million to Increase Medicaid Managed Care Payments

RSNs With Rates Above the Statewide Average Receive a 3.5% rate increase

RSNs With Rates Below the Statewide Average Receive and Increase to the Statewide Average

Mental Health Budget Initiatives $2 Million to Satisfy the Judgment in the Pierce County Lawsuit $1.8 Million to Increase Staffing in the Criminal Offender Unit at Eastern State Hospital

$2 Million to Satisfy the Judgment in the Pierce County Lawsuit

$1.8 Million to Increase Staffing in the Criminal Offender Unit at Eastern State Hospital

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