Industry Update: New Opportunities in the CCBHC Program

April 27, 2023

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Certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs) are clinics that, among a variety of program requirements, furnish a wide array of outpatient behavioral health services and serve all consumers regardless of ability to pay. There are two major CCBHC programs: a Medicaid demonstration and individual grants issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to clinics. March 2023 featured developments in each area. First, SAMHSA recently awarded planning grants to 15 State Medicaid agencies to compete to be one of 10 new CCBHC demonstration States in 2024. Additionally, last month, two SAMHSA funding opportunities were announced, under which individual providers would use grant awards to build or improve their CCBHC model.

In this webinar, FTLF Partner Susannah Vance Gopalan will describe what we can expect from planning grant States’ efforts to develop CCBHC demonstration programs, as well as the projects that individual CCBHC expansion grantees will carry out under those awards. She will also summarize certain recent changes to SAMHSA’s CCBHC “Criteria” (program requirements).

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 webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand objectives and funding requirements for SAMHSA CCBHC expansion grants
  • Learn steps that clinics and providers in CCBHC planning grant States can take in order to prepare their organization for CCBHC certification (should the State be selected for the demonstration)
  • Identify the key changes SAMHSA recently made to the CCBHC Criteria (program requirements)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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Event starts: 
04/27/2023 - 3:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
04/27/2023 - 4:00pm EDT

Susannah Vance Gopalan

Susannah Vance Gopalan 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. She 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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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