Behavioral Health

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Making Integration Work: Key Elements for Effective Partnerships between Physical and Behavioral Health Organizations in Medicaid

This report examines how health plans can partner to promote successful integration of care for enrollees with behavioral health conditions. As part of this report, CHCS interviewed leaders of organizations that are partnering to integrate care.. The report analyzes findings from Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, And Arkansas and highlights key elements that contribute to successful partnerships between physical and behavioral health organizations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71939

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Coordinating Physical and Behavioral Health Services for Dually Eligible Members with Serious Mental Illness

This case study examines the benefits of coordinating care for dually eligible members with serious mental illness. It looks specifically at how one Pennsylvania plan used a robust care coordination and member engagement model to successfully reduce urgent and unplanned inpatient admissions; and optimize health outcomes, quality of life, and self-management skills for individuals with serious mental illness.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71857

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Cost Report Instructions

"This document provides guidance to CCBHCs on how to use the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) cost report for the two Certified Clinic Prospective Payment System (CCPPS) rate methodologies—CC PPS-1 and CC PPS-2. The cost report may be used to determine the clinic-specific PPS rate and to annually report demonstration costs. These payment rates were provided through the Demonstration Program to Improve Community Mental Health Services."

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70606

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Older Veteran Behavioral Health Resource Inventory

This inventory lists resources for health and social service professionals interested in enhancing their outreach and support for older Veterans and other older adults who have or are at risk for behavioral health conditions. It covers resources on topics including post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prevention, long term services and supports, and more. This entry has been updated to include the 2019 edition of the Inventory.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70494

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Moving Toward Value-Based Payment for Medicaid Behavioral Health Services

Value-Based Payment (VBP) are alternative payment models that reward high-quality, cost-effective care. While many Medicaid state programs are developing VBP systems for physical health services, they have not made such advances in Medicaid behavioral health care services. The Center for Health Care Strategies’ (CHCS) brief, produced with the California Health Care Foundation, details how five states are innovating their Medicaid managed care organizations through VBP models.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69557

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Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP

On March 15, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission released the March 2016 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. The authorizing statute of MACPAC requires the commission to submit a report to Congress by March 15 and June 15 each year. This report focuses on three aspects of Medicare: Support for safety-net hospitals; delivery of care for people with behavioral health conditions; and coverage for low and moderate income children.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67505

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