Negotiating DCO Contracts
For CCBHCs that rely on Designated Collaborating Organizations to deliver some of their required services, negotiating strong contracts will be a critical component of success. Contracts must be written in such a way as to ensure strong care coordination relationships, outline the scope of data sharing and reporting, ensure proper payment, and facilitate compliance reporting to minimize the risk for fraud and abuse. These are brand-new waters for most community behavioral health organizations. Even if you have current relationships with community providers, CCBHCs will need to carefully review the contractual terms and elevate the partnership to meet the standards for CCBHC-DCO relationships. Learn how to negotiate DCO contracts through our resources and consulting options below.
RESOURCES FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL
Emerging Compliance Hotspots for CCBHCs Pt. 3: Care Coordination and Arrangements with Designated Collaborating Organizations