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Massachusetts Medicaid Planning New Reimbursement Models For Community Behavioral Health

In its newly released request for information (RFI BD-22-1039-EHS01-EHS01-64368), Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) outlined plans to change reimbursement for community behavioral health centers (CBHCs). The state asked provider organizations about their service volume and costs, and requested their comment on its plans to implement a bundled rate for most outpatient behavioral health and urgent care evaluation services, and implement separate rates for peer support services and for community/mobile crisis services. Comments are due by July 28, 2021. This is the latest development in a multi-year planning process which has engaged stakeholders in planning for . . . [must be an Open Minds Elite Member to view entire post]