Department of Mental Health NSC Budget Forum presentation

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Keith Schafer, Director of Missouri Department of Mental Health presented at the 2012 NSC Missouri Budget Forum.

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Department of Mental Health NSC Budget Forum presentation

  1. 1. Missouri Department ofMental Health Perspective4th ANNUAL MISSOURI BUDGET FORUM Sponsored by The Nonprofit Services Center in St. Louis March 2, 2012
  2. 2. FY 2013 HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET COMPLICATIONSFY 2013 Budget process complicated by:1. Improving but uncertain state revenues;2. The loss of the non-recurring federal funds;3. The need for a GR core restoration caused by changes in Missouri’s Medicaid matching rate;4. Election year partisanship; and5. Strong value and strategy differences among legislator subgroups within and among the House and Senate. 2
  3. 3. COMMON AREAS OF CONCERN ACROSS HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENTSIt’s the economy, stupid!: Will a weaker economytrigger further expenditure restrictions in 2012-2013?Core restoration of GR funds lost through change inthe federal Medicaid matching rate.Service Utilization increases by Medicaid-eligiblerecipients.Resolution of questions related to the Affordable CareAct and their implications for Missouriimplementation. 3
  4. 4. BEACONS OF LIGHT IN A STILL-DARK NIGHTPARTNERSHIP FOR HOPEHEALTH HOMES FOR CHRONIC MEDICAIDPOPULATIONSCORRECTIONS DIVERSION OR EARLY RELEASEINITIATIVESACA 4

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