I’m assuming that most of you who are providing community-based care rely heavily on Medicaid funding to help finance services to those with the most acute behavioral health disorders. For years now, federal and state behavioral health authorities have urged us toward “transformation" (kind of brings to mind the waving of magic wands, doesn’t it?) to recovery-based services.
I don’t know of any provider organization that doesn’t embrace the notion of Recovery and the evidence-based practices associated with the philosophy. But I also don’t know of any organization (in this country, at least) that has discovered a way to deliver these services in a manner that meets the medical model requirements of the Medicaid program.
Have any of you found workable solutions?