Tri-County Board director to provide testimony on efficiencies in behavioral healthcare


Staff report



DARKE COUNTY – Mark McDaniel, Executive Director of the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services serving Miami, Darke and Shelby counties, is among those invited to testify on Efficiencies in Ohio’s behavioral healthcare system September 8 in Portsmouth, Ohio.

State Representative Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) is chair of the Ohio House Healthcare Efficiencies Study Committee. The committee is tasked with examining healthcare efficiencies that lead to better health outcomes at a lower cost to Ohioans.

Four hearings have been scheduled: Sept. 3 in Sylvania on the topic of graduate medical education; Sept. 8 in Portsmouth on behavioral health; Sept. 16 in Cleveland on Medicaid and Aging; and Sept. 22 in Fairfield on children’s health, innovative medical savings, and population health management.

Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) created the Healthcare Efficiencies Study Committee to examine healthcare models across Ohio that the House can help support and promote. The findings of the committee will potentially be used in legislation to be introduced later in the General Assembly.

The behavioral health hearing will begin at 1 p.m. at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth. A full text of McDaniel’s prepared remarks will be available on the Tri-County Board’s website, tcbmds.org, after the hearing.

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Staff report