CMS Now Accepting Applications from States for Innovation in Behavioral Health Model 

– Apply by September 9.  Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model. The IBH Model is focused on improving the behavioral and physical health outcomes and quality of care for people with Medicaid and Medicare who experience moderate to severe behavioral health conditions. The IBH Model is a state-based model, led by state Medicaid agencies (SMAs), and CMS will select up to eight SMAs to participate in the IBH model via cooperative agreement funding. CMS is hosting a webinar for states interested in applying on Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 pm Eastern.