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Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC)

In October, 2015, Oklahoma was one of 24 states that received a Planning Grant from the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to prepare for implementing a federal demonstration project designed to pilot implementation of a Medicaid prospective payment system for community behavioral health services provided by organizations meeting new national standards for community behavioral healthcare.

In October 2016, Oklahoma was one of only eight (8) states selected by SAMHSA and the Centers for Medicare/Medicare Services (CMS) to pilot the new system, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). 

The CCBHCs represent an opportunity for states to improve the behavioral health of their citizens by: providing community-based mental and substance use disorder services; advancing integration of behavioral health with physical health care; assimilating and utilizing evidence-based practices on a more consistent basis; and promoting improved access to high quality care. Care coordination is the linchpin holding these aspects of CCBHC care together and ensuring CCBHC care is, indeed, an improvement over existing services.

There are three behavioral health clinics participating in this program. These agencies are Red Rock, North Care, and Grand Lake, for the counties of:  Oklahoma, Greer, Caddo, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Canadian, Lincoln, Grady, Beckham, Kingfisher, Pottawatomie, Blaine, Nowata, Rogers, Craig, Washington, Delaware, Mayes, and Ottawa.     

Participating CCBHCs must provide a broad array of services and care coordination across settings and providers on a full spectrum of health, including acute, chronic, and behavioral health needs. The CCBHC model of care requires integrating mental health, substance use disorder, and physical health services at one location.

Last Modified on Aug 14, 2019