INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
Subject: Regional support network (RSN) consolidations, authorized by SHB 2139.
Effective Date: October 1, 2012.
Document Description: SHB 2139 authorizes DSHS to establish new RSN boundaries where two or more RSNs propose to reconfigure themselves to achieve consolidation. Currently there are thirteen RSNs that provide county-based mental health managed care services statewide through contracted provider networks. DSHS has approved two consolidations effective October 1, 2012, reducing the number of RSNs to eleven statewide. To implement the consolidations, the health care authority has submitted a 1915(b) waiver amendment to the CMS.
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