Pre-Convening Paper: Overview of Medi-Cal’s Behavioral Health System & Necessary Safeguards for an Integrated System

Executive Summary

In anticipation of potential proposals to create a more integrated Medi-Cal behavioral health system, this paper provides an overview of the current trifurcated delivery system, evaluates strengths and weaknesses of the current system, and discusses necessary protections and safeguards that a transition to an integrated system must ensure.

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