Beginning July 1, 2010, deep budget cuts at the state level will affect publicly funded behavioral health services. Over 300,000 adults and over 7000 children statewide could loose their coverage. (things are complicated with the new federal health care legislation) Because timely information sharing is critical, Arizona’s Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) has set up a CLICK HERE: Web site to communicate with members, families and stakeholders – both to provide information and to obtain your input.
DBHS will post the latest information as it becomes available on topics including:
- Changes to covered benefits for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) who do not qualify for Medicaid (also called AHCCCS or Title XIX).
- Efforts to ensure there is a comprehensive and effective statewide crisis system for anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
- Clarification of benefits related to supported housing for adults with serious mental illness (SMI).