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HMA Can Jump-start CHC Efforts to Secure ACA Mental Health Services Funds

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it will soon make $50 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) mental health services funds available for Community Health Centers (CHCs) to create and expand integrated behavioral health services.

While details are yet to be released, HMA can help CHCs and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) make preparations now to ensure they are positioned to take advantage of the mental health services funds.

Our consulting team is rich in experience with CHCs, FQHCs and behavioral health. We know how to design and redesign systems to integrate behavioral health services because we’ve done it. Many of our consultants come from the front lines – they’ve run CHCs, established FQHCs and have been responsible for behavioral health services in states large and small. Our deep bench of clinicians and managers ensures that our clients understand the perspective and experience unique to care providers in these specific settings.

HMA can help CHCs and FQHCs with a wide array of services, including:

  • Hiring and training staff
  • Adding behavioral health services
  • Creating and implementing a model of integrated care
  • Technical assistance
  • Tools to aid successful integration

Explore HMA’s expertise in: 

  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Health Centers/Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Health Reform
  • System Development and Restructuring

Keep an eye out for more information from HMA about this opportunity in the coming weeks – including announcement of a future webinar.

To learn more about what HMA can help you achieve, email mkirkpatrick@healthmanagement.com or njaeckels@healthmanagement.com.