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Behavioral Health Integration

Welcome to the Behavioral Health Integration website. This page provides information and updates on the Department’s ongoing efforts to integrate the State’s mental health and substance use Disorder services and systems. Additional information about the integration process beginning in 2012 may be found here. Please check this page regularly for additional updates regarding Maryland’s Behavioral Health Integration.
Please click here for an update on the Behavioral Health Integration process from Acting Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing Charles Lehman and Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health Dr. Gayle Jordan-Randolph.
Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an administrative services organization (ASO) for Maryland's Public Behavioral Health System in February 2014. We are pleased to announce that ValueOptions, Inc. is awarded the contract by unanimous decision by the Board of Public Works, with additional information available on pages 64-66 of the Board's agenda. The contract will go into effect January1, 2015.
Behavioral Health Administration
Effective July 1, 2014, the Mental Hygiene Administration and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration merged to become the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). The organizational chart for the BHA is available below:
Behavioral Health Integration Stakeholder Workgroup
Department has convened a stakeholder workgroup to make recommendations on issues related to behavioral health, including statutory and regulatory changes to fully integrate mental health and substance use disorder treatment and recovery support; and promote health services. For more information on this process, please contact or see the website here:  BHI Stakeholder Workgroup