Mental Illness

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The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for making sure prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation services are available for individuals and families that need public mental health services throughout the State of Missouri.

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In October, 2015, Missouri was one of 24 states that received a Planning Grant from the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to prepare for implementing a federal demonstration project designed to pilot implementation of a Medicaid prospective payment system for community behavioral health services provided by organizations meeting new national standards for community behavioral healthcare.

In October 2016, Missouri was one of only eight (8) states selected by SAMHSA and the Centers for Medicare/Medicare Services (CMS) to actually pilot the prospective payment system.

The Demonstration Project (which begins on July 1, 2017, and runs through June 30, 2019) is designed to demonstrate the cost effectiveness of converting Medicaid reimbursement for community behavioral health services from a fee-for-service reimbursement system to a prospective payment system while improving the availability, accessibility, and quality of community behavioral healthcare. An independent contractor has been selected by SAMHSA to conduct a national evaluation of the Demonstration Project across the eight (8) participating states.

Click here to learn more about the CCBHC Prospective Payment System Demonstration Project

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