RCPA would like to thank Charles G. Curie, Principal, The Curie Group, LLC; Jennifer Black, Vice President of Business Development, Beacon Health Options; Michael Quinn, CEO, Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services; and Doyle Forrestal, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, for presenting in Discussing Moving Beyond the Carve-out/Carve-in Debate webinar offered today. The materials from the presentation can be found here.
As a follow-up, RCPA will make available questions asked during the session along with corresponding answers/comments. Please submit any additional follow-up questions to Tina Miletic.
We thank you for your participation. Additional correspondence will be issued in the following week.
RCPA is pleased to offer this webinar on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 1:00 pm to discuss moving beyond the Carve-out/Carve-in debate.
In an age of integrated care, specialty behavioral health care matters. For more than two decades, the debate of what to do in Medicaid managed care with physical health care (PH) and behavioral health care (BH) centered on the question: should a state carve-out BH from PH managed care contracts or carve-in BH to PH managed care contracts? This presentation will focus on the most current answers to that question. Please register here if you have not registered yet for this event.
Panelists will review:
Achieving whole-person care and addressing social determinants of health by doing specialty behavioral health care directly through various Medicaid managed care approaches will be considered. While there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the time of the presentation, we encourage you to submit questions in advance to Tina Miletic.
Please register here to attend this webinar. We look forward to your participation!
Rep. Seth Grove, chair of the House State Government Committee, has reintroduced legislation that would eliminate Pennsylvania’s HealthChoices behavioral health carve-out and instead integrate physical and behavioral health care into one managed care program. On Thursday, his bill (HB 1940) was referred to the House Health Committee.
In 2018, RCPA wrote a position paper in support of continuing the behavioral health carve-out. In 2019, RCPA signed onto a letter from the Coalition to Preserve Behavioral HealthChoices opposing what was then HB 335.
Read Rep. Grove’s co-sponsorship memo.
Read HB 1940.