The Impact of CCBHCs: How the CCBHC Model is Transforming Patient Care and Staff Training

Since 2017, the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program has significantly improved access to quality mental health and addiction care in community-based settings. Today, there are more than 430 CCBHCs operating in 42 states plus Washington, D.C. and Guam.

With a growing number of states moving to implement the model – similar to other value-based or alternative payment models – independently via state plan amendment or Medicaid waiver, how can clinics seize the opportunity to leverage CCBHC status and funding to enhance staff training and clinical operations.

Learning objectives:

  • Why states are turning to the CCBHC model as the ‘gold standard’ of delivery system transformation.
  • Opportunities the CCBHC model presents for clinics – and highlights on how the eight original demonstration states have transformed behavioral health systems.
  • How clinics can improve staff training on the required CCBHC certification criteria, including trauma-informed care, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), substance-use disorder, and crisis prevention.