DSHS and the state Health Care Authority (HCA) jointly designated Regional Service Areas (RSAs) in June 2015, following legislative authorization in 2014. RSAs define new geographical boundaries for the state to purchase behavioral and physical health care through managed care contracts. They are not administrative authorities. Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs) are located within newly formed Regional Service Areas (RSAs). There is one BHO per RSA, except for the Southwest Washington RSA, which has a contract with the Health Care Authority for managed care plans. RSAs join and include contiguous counties, contain at least 60,000 people on Medicaid, possess an adequate number of health care providers, and reflect natural physical and behavioral health service referral patterns. More information on BHOs is available at this link (https://www.dshs.wa.gov/bha/division-behavioral-health-and-recovery/behavioral-health-organizations).
Lifecycle status: Production
Purpose: enable open access to DSHS data
DSHS Data Security: Category 1 - Public
Last Update: 7/7/2016
Update Cycle: as needed
Data Sources: DSHS
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