McDaniel to provide testimony on efficiencies in behavioral health care

Staff report

TROY — Mark McDaniel, executive director of the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, is among those invited to testify on efficiencies in Ohio’s behavioral health care system Sept. 8 in Portsmouth.

The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services serves Miami, Darke and Shelby counties.

State Rep. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, is chairman of the Ohio House Health Care Efficiencies Study Committee. The committee is tasked with examining health care 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 Health Care Efficiencies Study Committee to examine health care 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,, after the hearing.

Staff report