1915(b) Behavioral Health Waiver Amendment Public Notice

Tue, 11/06/2018

Notice: 1915(b) Behavioral Health Waiver Amendment Public Notice is now available online.

Description: The Health Care Authority (HCA) intends to submit an updated behavioral health waiver amendment to CMS to reflect that the North Sound Regional Service Area (RSA), which encompasses the counties of Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom, will not be ready for transition to the Integrated Managed Care (IMC) program on January 1, 2019, as previously anticipated; integration in this region will be delayed until at least April 1, 2019.   Until the North Sound RSA moves from the Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) program to the IMC program, the North Sound BHO and the current Apple Health Managed Care Organizations will continue to operate as they do today.