MPS Joins Appeal to Governor Hogan

At a time when our health and behavioral health care systems are under extraordinary pressure, the continuing problems with administrative management of the public behavioral health system have prompted the MPS and scores of other Maryland provider and advocacy groups to appeal to Governor Hogan for corrective action.  Optum Maryland’s claims payment system remains dysfunctional after almost 10 months in its role as the Administrative Services Organization (ASO).   Provider relations, clear communications, basic technical support, and accurate training have also been inadequate, leaving behavioral health providers mired in a system that shifts attention away from clinical care.  Click here to view a copy of the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition letter.