CMS Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model Announced

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new state-based model that focuses on community-based behavioral health practices for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries.  In Spring 2024, CMS will open the application process for the IBH Model; up to eight states will receive funding for activities and capacity building. The project period is expected to begin in Fall 2024 and run for eight years to implement an approach to community health that integrates mental treatment with primary and specialty care.  By the start of year 4, states may be selected to implement a Medicaid payment model that includes a per-beneficiary-per-month payment, and additional performance-based payments for model years 4-8.

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