CHA News Article

DHCS to Conduct Behavioral Health Service Plan Stakeholder Meeting

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will conduct a stakeholder meeting to review its draft Behavioral Health Service Plan on Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (PT). DHCS consultants — the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. and the Human Services Research Institute — will discuss the plan and answer questions. DHCS will also provide an update on implementation planning and will welcome stakeholder feedback. The meeting will be stakeholders’ final opportunity to provide input before DHCS finalizes the document for submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

DHCS is required by the section 1115 “Bridge to Reform” Waiver Special Terms and Conditions to submit the service plan to CMS. In the service plan, DHCS must describe California’s recommendations for serving the Medi-Cal expansion population and demonstrate the state’s readiness to meet its mental health and substance use disorder needs.

To attend the meeting in person:
1501 Capitol Avenue, East End Complex (Pine Room 71.1203), Sacramento

To participate by phone:
Call-in conference line:  (888) 324-7107
Participant passcode:  3029011

Meeting materials and the most current draft of the 1115 Waiver Behavioral Health Service Plan will be posted to the DHCS website in advance of the meeting. Any comments or suggested edits to the Behavioral Health Service Plan may be submitted to