Managing Clinical Relationships with DCOs
CCBHCs are permitted to contract with Designated Collaborating Organizations for the provision of any services not directly offered by the CCBHC. With the advent of DCOs come many new opportunities and challenges. CCBHCs may wrap the cost of DCOs services into their payment rate, but in turn they are held responsible for ensuring that DCOs deliver high-quality care that meets all program requirements. Do you already have relationships with potential DCOs in your community? What processes should you implement for coordinating care and managing the clinical relationship between your CCBHC and its DCOs? Explore our resources and consulting options below for advice and guidance on how to manage these key relationships.
RESOURCES FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL
Negotiating DCO Contracts: Visit this page to learn more about the details of DCO contracts and how to set both organizations up for success during the contracting process.
Managing the Financial Arrangements with DCOs: Visit this page to learn more about managing your financial arrangements with DCOs to ensure proper payment.
RESOURCES FROM SAMHSA and CMS
Working with a Designated Collaborating Organization: This website summarizes the scope of service requirements for CCBHCs and DCOs, outlines general requirements for DCOs, and provides information on staffing, care coordination, and data collection.