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.