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Michael Petruzzelli

, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Don’t Miss Upcoming Webinars on Excellence Act Implementation

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Last month, implementation of the Excellence in Mental Health Act kicked off with the release of final guidance from two federal agencies. This cannot be overstated: it is very big deal.

Now is the time to start learning about the planning grant application requirements, final certification criteria for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) and walk through what we now know about the Prospective Payment System options that states have.

To help with this learning and answer any questions you may have, the National Council as well as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are hosting multiple webinars this month to help participants get ready for the August 5 application deadline.  The planning grants afford up to 25 states up to $2 million each to start to put together their certification processes and develop their payment methodologies. Only states that receive planning grant funding will be eligible to be a demonstration state – so don’t miss out!

The dates for the webinars are below. (Highlighted links lead to more details and registration.)


June 8

2:00-3:30pm ET

Hosted by SAMHSA, Part one of two

June 10

2:00-3:30pm ET

Hosted by SAMHSA, Part two of two

June 17

12:00-1:00pm ET

Hosted by the National Council

for Behavioral Health