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Office of Mental Health

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Planning Grant in New York State

In October 2015, the State of New York was awarded a one year planning grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a CCBHC proposal and program demonstration. Below is a Project Summary and Amended Budget which describes this initiative.

Stakeholder Input for CCBHC Development and Implementation
Under the grant, New York will engage stakeholders and coordinate activities across agencies to ensure services are accessible and available. Comments or questions about New York’s CCBHC planning grant can be directed to OMH Bureau of Program and Policy Development.

CCBHC Selection and Certification
The application period for consideration to participate in the CCBHC certification process closed on January 8, 2016. More information will become available following the initial selection of providers.

CCBHC Training and Technical Assistance
Federal guidance can be found at SAMHSA Certification Resources and Guides Leaving OMH site. FAQs are available for the CCBHC application and introduction webinars .
Additional questions may be submitted to the Bureau of Program and Policy Development.

Prospective Payment System (PPS) Guidance

This demonstration program will be designed to be consistent with New York State’s overall Medicaid Redesign initiative and the Value Based Payment roadmap which is being developed in collaboration with CMS.

CCBHC proposal for a 2 year Service Demonstration
Following the planning grant year, there will be a competitive process to determine which states will participate in the two year pilot program. Only eight State who received planning grants will be selected to participate.

Data Collection, Reporting, and National Evaluation Participation
If selected for the 2 year demonstration, New York will be participating in a National evaluation led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.