RELIAS – The Future of CCBHCs: Opportunities for Expansion and Lessons Learned from the Field

Based on early successes of the CCBHC program, Congress has acted 5 times to extend the demonstration and has allowed $450 million to date for CCHBC expansion grants. Meanwhile, states are exploring opportunities to implement the CCBHC initiative via Medicaid waivers or State Plan Amendments. In this environment, what does the future look like for the program—and how can clinics seize the opportunity to leverage CCBHC status and funding to enhance staff training and clinical operations?