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

Family Services of Southeast Texas strengthens families through accessible, affordable counseling services and education for issues affecting family life, mental health and employment.  We also provide comprehensive domestic violence shelter and support services.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Ulysses Arteaga, L.C.S.W.

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; EPPA; Marine Reviewer; Military Reviewer; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

The Consuelo Foundation 2012 Peer Reviewer of the Year, Mr. Arteaga conducts two to three site visits a year, often volunteering for visits that require a Spanish speaking peer.
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