Crosswalk Released Demonstrating Alignment between COA's Standards and the Criteria for CCBHCs

The COA and CCBHC crosswalk is designed as a resource to inform states that COA accredited organizations possess the capacity to operate as CCBHCs by having already met the criteria set forth through their achievement of COA Private Organization Accreditation.

Signed into law on April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) is a statute that requires the establishment of demonstration programs to improve community behavioral health services. The legislation creates criteria for "Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics" (CCBHCs) as entities designed to serve individuals with serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders, emphasizing high quality and evidence based practices. 

Richard Klarberg, COA's President & CEO and Jaclyn Green-Stock, Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships Associate, participated in a forum on CCBHC planning hosted by the National Council. COA will continue to work with National Council and states as they plan for the CCBHC implementation. 

The COA and CCBHC Crosswalk compares and aligns COA's standards with the CCBHCs criteria. It is designed as a resource to inform states that COA accredited organizations possess the capacity to operate as CCBHCs by having already met the criteria set forth through their achievement of COA Private Organization Accreditation.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Lutheran Social Services of New England is a high-performing nonprofit organization. LSS is a powerful difference maker and go-to resource, driving ourselves to constantly anticipate futures that are different from the past. For 140 years, LSS has been caring for people in need in New England.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Bonnie Bagley

Volunteer Roles: Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.
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