MaineCare's Behavioral Health Homes Request for Applications (RFA)

October 11, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services has posted an RFA for its Behavioral Health Home initiative at: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/vbp/health-homes/stageb.html

Key dates are listed below:

  1. Informational Sessions:

    • October 21, 2013: Augusta Civic Center, 9:00-10:30
    • October 22, 2013: Webinar, 2:00- 3:00**
    • October 23, 2013: Webinar, 11:00- 12:00**
  2. Optional Notice of Intent/ Interest Survey due: November 1, 2013

  3. Applications Due: Friday, November 22, 2013
  4. Implementation of Behavioral Health Homes Program: January 2014

Behavioral Health Home (BHH) services will be delivered by a Behavioral Health Home Organization (BHHO) that partners with a Health Home primary care practice to deliver comprehensive care management and care coordination services. BHHOs are licensed community mental health providers who meet other criteria as detailed in this RFA. A separate application will be issued for primary care practices that are not currently approved to provide Health Home services and that are interested in partnering with a BHHO to deliver BHH services.

**Due to a limited number of phone lines for webinar participants, please register by 5:00 PM on October 18, 2013 by clicking here.

If you have questions, please contact Kitty Purington.