CMS unveils integrated mental health pilot program

January 18, 2024


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is testing a new community-based behavioral health services model that aims to improve access and quality, the Health and Human Services Department announced Thursday.

Under the Innovation in Behavioral Health Model, physical and mental healthcare providers will form interprofessional care teams with community organizations, which will coordinate care for Medicare and Medicaid enrollees with mental illnesses and substance-use disorders. HHS described the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation project as an plank in President Joe Biden’s broader mental health agenda.

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