Medicaid Option for Community-Based Mobile Crisis Intervention Services Takes Effect


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reminded states that Medicaid agencies have the option to implement qualifying community-based mobile crisis intervention services in their state plans. The option took effect on April 1, 2022, as per the American Rescue Plan (ARP). CMS also awarded planning grants to 20 state Medicaid agencies, including Pennsylvania, for the purpose of implementing the option. CMS guidance states that programs must include health centers as part of the intervention services teams.