DHW seeks input on Idaho Behavioral Health Plan

Niki Forbing-Orr

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Divisions of Medicaid and Behavioral Health are working together to develop a new and innovative Idaho Behavioral Health Plan (IBHP) program. The vision of this program is to create a comprehensive system of care for behavioral health that Idahoans can access across the state to maintain health and wellness.

Stakeholder engagement is an essential component for building a high-quality system that best meets the behavioral health needs of the diverse population of people who rely on Medicaid services. To achieve this, DHW is seeking input from individuals who use IBHP services, their families, IBHP providers, other Medicaid medical providers, advocates, tribal partners, potential health plans, policy makers and other stakeholders.

The department is seeking innovative, cooperative strategies for implementing and providing access to effective, reliable behavioral health services in Idaho. The divisions are interested in developing a program focused on member needs that includes accountability to taxpayers and engagement and retention of high performing IBHP providers.

Information obtained from responses to this request for information may be used to refine potential future behavioral health procurements, design program improvements, and identify best practices in behavioral healthcare under a managed care model. This is a request for information only, not a solicitation. No award will be made based upon the information received.

Anyone interested in providing any of the information requested in this request for information should submit a written response by close of business Feb. 6, 2020, to:

Idaho Dept of Health & Welfare
Attention: Division of Medicaid, IBHP
3232 Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705
Email: MedicaidIBHP@dhw.idaho.gov