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

As one of the largest family services agencies in the country, Child & Family Services has dedicated its resources to meet the needs of the community since 1873.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

The Village for Families & Children, Inc.

Galo A. Rodriguez, M.P.H., President & CEO

COA Peer Reviewers demonstrated their expertise through their knowledge of COA standards as well as experience in the behavioral health field. In addition, COA’s seminars and tools were very helpful in guiding us through the accreditation process.
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