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

Money Management International is a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides counseling and education related to credit, housing and bankruptcy, and offers debt management assistance if needed. MMI also conducts community education programs in the areas where we have a physical presence.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Brewer-Porch Children's Center

James W. Thompson, Executive Director

The COA standards as applied to the operations at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center at The University of Alabama has given the administration an opportunity to examine best practice and improve the quality of care provided to clients.
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