CHA News Article

DHCS to Host Behavioral Health Forum April 25

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will host a Behavioral Health Forum on April 25 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (PT) via webinar. The webinar will include an update on the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) demonstration, including the CCBHC planning process and upcoming stakeholder engagement opportunities. In October 2015, California was awarded a CCBHC planning grant to support the state in soliciting and certifying clinics to become CCBHCs; establishing a prospective payment system rate for Medi-Cal reimbursable services; and preparing an application to participate in the two-year CCBHC demonstration program. On April 11, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 847, which provides DHCS with the additional funds necessary to embark on the CCBHC planning grant process. Registration is available online; meeting materials will be posted on the DHCS website in advance of the meeting.