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The fiscal year begins this month, so we want to provide an update on our Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
On September 16th, the WCCMH Board approved a balanced FY20 budget and moved it forward to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. The FY20 as presented was fully approved through the Board of Commissioners on September 18th, and will be effective starting October 1, 2019.
The budget includes many difficult decisions and sacrifices from CMH administrative staff.
We are thankful that the County is committed to covering $2.6 million of our Cost Allocation Plan (CAP) expense for FY20 while we wait for our Medicaid funding to stabilize.
The Medicaid rates and methodology for distribution has turned in a favorable direction for our region, and we are hopeful for years to come. Meanwhile, the WCCMH Board and the Board of Commissioners will continue to discuss ways of stabilizing the CMH budget.
I would like to thank those who took the time assisting us in advocating for the Medicaid budget, whether it was a phone call, email, or trip to Lansing, there is an overall increase to the mental health budget at the State, so our voices have been heard!
Thank you for sticking with us during these extremely stressful times.
Always looking forward -
Trish Cortes, RN, MS
WCCMH Executive Director