CMS and SAMHSA announce new participants of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration


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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are announcing that the states of Kentucky and Michigan have selected as additional participants in the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Demonstration as required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

This demonstration is part of a comprehensive effort to integrate behavioral health with physical health care, increase consistent use of evidence-based practices, and improve access to high quality care for people with mental health and substance use disorders.  While this demonstration was initially created for a two year period under section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the demonstration was extended several times.

Kentucky and Michigan join the original participants selected in 2016.