State’s MAX Series Final Report Cites MHVC Partners

At the end of January 2017, the Department of Health issued its final report on its groundbreaking eight-month MAX Series program. The report, DSRIP – Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Series Program Final Report Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services (link here), “highlights the work of 10 Action Teams who participated in the first year of the MAX Series Program, which focused on the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services. Collectively, these 10 teams were comprised of over 100 clinicians, administrators and community providers. Over an eight month period, these individuals dedicated significant time to identify patients in need of behavioral health services; to develop innovative solutions to providing better care for these individuals; and to rapidly implement, test, and measure these improvements.” The report summarizes the challenges and lessons from the teams, and cites the results of two teams from the Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative: Access: Supports for Living, and HRHCare. We encourage you to read the report and to reach out to MHVC staff and participating partners to learn more.

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