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Office of Mental Health

Plan Qualification Process

NYS Request for Qualification (RFQ)

Managed care plans are required to submit applications to New York State demonstrating that they have the organizational capacity and culture to ensure the delivery of effective behavioral health care and facilitate system transformation. These applications will be reviewed against new behavioral health specific administrative, performance, and fiscal standards. The RFQ qualifies Plans to manage services on their own or in partnership with a Behavioral Health Organization

Applicant Conference, Rest of State NYS Request for Qualification (RFQ)

On August 28th, 2015, Managed Care applicants and other interested parties participated in an Applicant's Conference where the State responded to questions on the Rest of State RFQ for "Behavioral Health Benefit Administration: Managed Care Organizations and Health and Recovery Plans". Below is a link to the presentation and responses to questions received during the conference.

  • Rest of State Behavioral Health Applicants Conference Power Point
  • Applicants Conference FAQs