Newsletter Article

March 28, 2023

BHQIP Consultations Available to Assist Counties with CalAIM Implementation

Key staff: Dawn Kaiser, LCSW, CPHQ, Sr. Director, Managed Care Operations

CalMHSA offers subject matter expertise on a range of BHQIP topics to counties that have executed a Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Program (BHQIP) Participation Agreement. Consulting, modeling support, planning, and coaching are available for:

  • Fiscal/payment reform (email Mike Geiss at; copy your BHQIP project manager and note “CalMHSA TA Request” in the subject line)
  • Interoperability (email Ken Riomales at
  • Data analytics (email your assigned BHQIP project manager)
  • Ad hoc services (email your assigned BHQIP project manager)

This expertise is available via a completed work order until June of 2024. For information on how to access consultations through a participation agreement, contact Sr. Business Analyst Anna Allard at