Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Opportunities in CY2023

February 23, 2023

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CCBHCs are outpatient behavioral health providers that furnish a wide array of mental health and substance use disorder services. They are required to serve all consumers in the community regardless of ability to pay. The CCBHC model promises to expand quickly over the coming years. Because of a recent change in federal law, every State will have an opportunity to apply to take part in the CCBHC demonstration by 2030, whereas currently, only 12 states participate. Additionally, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently issued another funding opportunity for individual grants (“expansion grants”) to clinics to develop a scope of service consistent with the CCBHC requirements. 

In this training, Susannah Vance Gopalan and Carrie Riley will provide in-depth information on the CCBHC program requirements, the CCBHC Medicaid demonstration program, and SAMHSA expansion grants. The presenters will provide an overview of recently issued SAMHSA draft guidance revising the CCBHC certification criteria that will apply in States participating in the Medicaid demonstration. The CCBHC model requires CCBHCs to engage in care coordination relationships with other providers in the community, and the training will place focus particularly on CCBHC care coordination agreements and agreements with designated collaborating organizations (DCOs) that furnish services on behalf of CCBHCs.

Target Audience

  • C-suite leaders within safety net outpatient health organizations (community health centers, community behavioral health entities, etc.)
  • Clinical managers within safety-net outpatient health organizations
  • Finance, billing, or revenue cycle managers within safety-net outpatient health organizations

Learning Objectives

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain the basic features of the CCBHC program requirements in federal legislation
  • Understand about the different policy vehicles available for community-based providers to implement the CCBHC model
  • Identify key features of care coordination and DCO arrangements with CCBHCs
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/23/2023 - 11:00am EST
Event ends: 
02/23/2023 - 3:30pm EST


FTLF Virtual Classroom
Thursday, February 23, 2023
*Agenda times are all ET and subject to change*
Thursday, February 23, 2023
11:00 am - 3:30 pm ET
11:00- 11:45 a.m.Overview of CCBHC Criteria in Federal Legislation
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 pmBreak
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.The Status of the CCBHC Model Today: Update on Demonstration Expansion, SAMHSA Expansion Grants, and State Plan Amendments
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.Break
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.Care Coordination and Designated Collaborating Organization (DCO) Arrangements
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.Break
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.Frequently Asked Questions about Developing a CCBHC Model
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Questions and Wrap-up


This live, interactive training will take place in FTLF's Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom.  Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at learning@ftlf.com or 1-855-200-3822.


Susannah is a Partner in the firm’s health law practice group where she focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with a focus on Medicaid and Medicare payment, financing, and compliance issues. Susannah brings regulatory expertise to bear when advising clients and pursuing litigation on their behalf. She has experience negotiating Medicaid waivers and managed care arrangements on behalf of providers, provider associations, and governmental entities. She represented a group of providers in reaching a settlement in major Medicaid litigation. [Full Bio]


Carrie Riley is a Partner in the health law, non-profit and corporate law, and federal grants law practice groups. She counsels a wide variety of health care clients, including Title X grantees and subrecipeints, and other private and public health care providers, on contracting, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters. Carrie also provides counsel on transactional matters, including formation and agreements for multi-provider affiliations/joint ventures, general contracting, and residency training arrangements. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 4.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: C-Suite leaders within safety net outpatient health organizations, Clinical Managers, Financial, Billing, or Revenue Cycle Managers
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 3.75 Certificate of Attendance


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