The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Program: What’s New in 2024

March 12, 2024

The certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC) program is an exciting development in community behavioral health. It includes two main dimensions: a Medicaid demonstration available in a growing number of states, and individual grants issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) directly to clinics (“CCBHC expansion grants”). CCBHCs are envisioned as clinics that furnish a wide array of outpatient behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) services and serve all consumers regardless of ability to pay. The CCBHC model promises to expand quickly over the coming years. Because of a 2022 change in federal law, every State would potentially have an opportunity to apply to take part in the Medicaid CCBHC demonstration by 2030.

In this program, attorney Susannah Vance Gopalan will provide in-depth information on the CCBHC program requirements, the CCBHC Medicaid demonstration program and SAMHSA expansion grants. We will focus on recent updates to SAMHSA’s guidance (the “Criteria”) on CCBHC program requirements, as well as proposed updates by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to guidance concerning the prospective payment system (PPS) for CCBHCs participating in the demonstration. The CCBHC model requires CCBHCs to engage in care coordination relationships with other providers in the community, and the training will touch upon CCBHC care coordination agreements and agreements with designated collaborating organizations (DCOs) that furnish services on behalf of CCBHCs.

The on-demand version of this workshop will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live workshop. 

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
  • Identify recent SAMHSA and CMS policy developments relevant to the CCBHC program
  • Identify key features of care coordination and DCO arrangements with CCBHCs
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/12/2024 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/12/2024 - 2:00pm EDT


Virtual Classroom
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
*Agenda times are all ET and subject to change*

Day 1

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.Overview of CCBHC Criteria in Federal Legislation
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Break
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.The Status of the CCBHC Model Today: Update on Demonstration Expansion, SAMHSA Expansion Grants, and State Plan Amendments
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.Care Coordination and Designated Collaboration Organization (DCO) Arrangements
1:15 - 1:30 p.m.Break
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Frequently Asked Questions about Developing a CCBHC Model; Question and Wrap-Up

Feldesman Training Solutions Virtual Classroom

This live, interactive training will take place in the Feldesman Training Solutions Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom.  Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at or 1-855-200-3822.

Susannah Vance Gopalan

Susannah Vance Gopalan is a Partner in the firm’s Health Care practice group where she focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with a focus on Medicaid and Medicare payment, financing, and compliance issues. She brings regulatory experience to bear when advising clients and pursuing litigation on their behalf. She has a record of 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]

Participants can earn up to 3.0 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 (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
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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Available Credit

  • 3.00 Certificate of Attendance


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