The Contracting and Community Partnership Toolkit

By | Published On: May 19, 2016

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) can contract with designated collaborating organizations (DCOs) to provide services they do not directly offer, including primary care screening and monitoring, targeted case management, psychiatric rehabilitation services, peer support services and services for members of the armed forces and veterans.

But with this opportunity comes many challenges. Do you already have relationships with potential DCOs in your community? What processes should you implement to coordinate care and manage the clinical relationship between your CCBHC and a DCO? How can you ensure the DCO delivers high-quality care that meets all program requirements?

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell and the National Council developed The Contracting and Community Partnership Toolkit to addresses these questions and help CCBCHs navigate the challenges to successfully work with a DCO.

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