November 30, 2021

The RAEs are required to establish and maintain a statewide network of behavioral health providers that spans inpatient, outpatient, laboratory, and all other covered mental health and substance use disorder services. RAEs contract with independent providers as well as community mental health centers, federally qualified health centers, hospitals, substance use disorder providers, rural health centers, non-physician provider groups and providers employed by a primary care medical provider. Network adequacy standards are governed by state and federal law.