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

Duration: 180 minutes
Recorded on: 03/12/2024

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.

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:

  • 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
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  • 3.00 Certificate of Attendance
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Session 1Overview of CCBHC Criteria in Federal Legislation
Session 2The Status of the CCBHC Model Today: Update on Demonstration Expansion, SAMHSA Expansion Grants, and State Plan Amendments
Session 3Care Coordination and Designated Collaboration Organization (DCO) Arrangements
Session 4Frequently Asked Questions about Developing a CCBHC Model; Question and Wrap-Up

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]

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Available Credit

  • 3.00 Certificate of Attendance


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