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Managed Care Organization | MCO

A Managed Care Organization (MCO) is an organization that has a contract with the State  Medicaid agency to provide health services to consumers for a monthly capitation rate, or fixed  rate, for each consumer. 


Marijuana is a psychoactive dried resinous flower buds and leaves of the female hemp or  cannabis plant, which contain high levels of THC. When smoked, vaped, or ingested, marijuana  can cause euphoria or relaxation, as well as anxiety, paranoia, and in extreme instances,  psychosis. Slang terms for marijuana include weed, pot, dope, grass, reefer, ganja, …

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Marriage and Family Therapists | MFT

A Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is a mental health professional trained in  psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional  disorders within the context of marriage, couples, and family systems. 

Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities | MABHA

The Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities (MABHA) is the non-profit  organization of Maryland’s Core Service Agencies, Local Addictions Authorities, and Local Behavioral Health Authorities. MABHAs are responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring  public behavioral health services at the county level.  

Maryland Children’s Health Program | MCHP

Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) provides health care to children and adolescents,  under the age of 19, and pregnant women of any age whose family income is up to 200% of the  federal poverty level. 

Maryland Crisis Stabilization Services | MCSS

Maryland Crisis Stabilization Services (MCSS) are a State-wide, 24-hour crisis intervention and  supportive counseling hotline for situations that include suicide, family and relationship  problems, shelter needs, violent or threatening domestic situations, loneliness, depression,  chemical dependency issues, and others. Maryland Crisis Hotline – 1-800-422-0009 

Maryland Department of Disabilities | MDOD

Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) oversees the restructuring and reorganization of  government delivery of services and programs for people with disabilities in Maryland, through  collaboration with all state agencies. 

Maryland Department of Human Resources | DHR

The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) is a department of the State government  charged with serving families and individuals who, due to financial hardship, disability, age,  chronic disease, or any other cause, need help in obtaining basic necessities of food and shelter.