Behavioral Health-MITA

States vary widely in the extent of their collaborations across State mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) agencies, referred together as behavioral health (BH) agencies, with external BH agencies and the State Medicaid agency.  In an effort to narrow these gaps, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) entered into a joint project to adapt Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) planning tools and processes for BH activities to facilitate greater coordination, cooperation, and interoperability among agencies, programs, and systems at both the Federal and State levels.

The BH-MITA project developed the key elements of a BH Business Architecture, describing the needs and goals of State BH agencies and a collective vision for the future.  For more information about the BH-MITA Business Architecture components, See the links in the "Downloads" section below.

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03/28/2012 09:27 AM