2022 Behavioral Health Public Policy Agenda
Strengthen and Enhance the Medicaid Safety Net Maintain support of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model in Kansas. The CCBHC model provides an integrated and sustainably financed model for care delivery. The model is designed to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder services to vulnerable individuals. In return, CCBHCs receive an enhanced Medicaid reimbursement rate, providing vital resources needed for workforce recruitment and retention. There are currently seven CCBHC grantees in Kansas. We appreciate the collaboration and strong working relationship with the State in establishing the certification and payment processes that will allow all CMHCs to transition to CCBHCs by 2025 and urge the State to maintain the momentum we’ve built to date.