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In this issue, numbers on the cost of mental health conditions and a provocative piece on how mental health stigmas affect treatment and costs. For the future, value based reimbursement and CCBHCs. Next: information on the October changes to ICD-10: more codes and more specificity, followed by updates on ACOs and Price Transparency. Plus we have an introduction to MIPS that is important for every provider. Enjoy!

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CCBHCs – Is your Center Ready?

Applications for Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) are underway in 24 states. Criteria that Community Mental Health Centers have to meet have been defined by SAMHSA.

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Getting Ready for Value-Based Mental Health Care

More payers are introducing variants of value-based reimbursement and CMS has said they will shift $123 billion in Medicare spending to pay-for-value by 2018. But most data suggest that provider organizations, particularly in mental health, aren’t ready.

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