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Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health External Quality Review: FY16-17 Statewide Report

Reports on an external review of all 56 county Mental Health Plans (MHPs) that are contracted to provide specialty mental health services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries, including breakdowns for rural areas. Discusses challenges meeting demand and recruiting and retaining healthcare providers. Highlights coordination of mental health and substance abuse treatment, use of telemedicine for remote areas, cross-training with child welfare staff, and co-location of services in facilities such as Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
California Department of Health Care Services
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Child welfare · Medicaid · Mental health · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Rural-urban differences · Service delivery models · Statistics and data · Substance abuse · California