PT: HHS selects New York for Certified Community BH Clinic Demo Program

PPT: HHS Selects New York for a Two-Year Behavioral Health Program
By Josefa Velasquez Politico

December 21, 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that New York and seven other states have been selected to participate in a two-year Certified Community

Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration program.

The program will provide integrated services, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling and services related to “supporting employment goals," medication-assisted treatment for

substance abuse and integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders.

New York’s demonstration program has certified 13 clinics.

“New York and its community clinics have done an incredible job in paving the way for the demonstration program,” said Kana Enomoto, deputy assistant secretary for mental health and

substance use. “We look forward to demonstrating that by balancing incentives and accountability, an enhanced level of accessible, comprehensive and quality care can be provided to all


The state’s program, according to a release from HHS, will use a daily prospective payment system, meaning that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will reimburse the

participating CCBHCs at a fixed daily rate for services to those on Medicaid.