MPS Advocates for Continued Funding

In the context of the May 2020 budget cuts, the MPS signed on to two Behavioral Health Coalition letters to Governor Hogan.  The first letter asks that the FY21 budget retain the mandatory 4% rate increase designated for community behavioral health, developmental disabilities, complex medical needs, and senior care services.  The second letter requests continued support for individuals with behavioral health needs by preserving the Behavioral Health Administration’s funding in the FY21 budget.  It emphasizes that the need for behavioral health care will expand significantly due to COVID-19, which means the allocated funding will be even more important to our state.