CBC’s Pathway Home Response to COVID-19 and Future Implications

As we enter the third month of social distancing and in an evolving healthcare landscape with COVID-19, community-based care management teams are adapting and testing innovative operational approaches to ensure the needs of the people they serve are being met. This adaptation is taking place in...

Current Telehealth Expansion in the Behavioral Health Sector

Technology permeates almost every facet of our lives, personally and professionally, making communication easier and faster. With seemingly limitless avenues for connection, technology increases the number of touchpoints between people. Now in the middle of an unprecedented heath crisis, many...

Care Management Responses to COVID-19: Lessons from CBC Health Home’s ADAPT Series

Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) Health Home (HH), in recognition of the diligent work continuously done by CBC’s citywide Care Management Agencies (CMAs) and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic launched the ADAPT Series, allowing CMAs to document their best practices in Applying Dynamic...

Adapting to Respond to COVID-19

Since 2016, Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC), a city-wide Behavioral Health IPA and a lead Health Home, has overseen an incredibly successful preventive case management program, funded by the Staten Island PPS, and in collaboration with Staten Island (SI) community-based behavioral health agencies...

CBHS IPA and CBC IPA Joint Initiatives to Increase Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), as a recipient of a State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) put out a grant with the objective of providing funding to provider networks to assess...

Behavioral Health Providers Moving the Needle on Diabetes

As the behavioral health population ages and their medical complexity increases, there is a growing trend in the need for primary care and behavioral health providers to unite and integrate in addressing patients in a more holistic fashion. Perhaps the largest push in the last decade or so has been...

The Behavioral Health Sector and Physical Health Services Models

Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) are known to have significant co-morbid medical conditions and as such greater medical costs though only a tiny fraction of that overall costs can be attributed directly to mental health services.1 It is well established that approximately 50% of total...

Changes in Our Children’s System of Care

In this important children’s issue of Behavioral Health News, we wish to address “Caregiver’s Challenges: Working with Families in Distress.” JCCA is a not-for-profit child welfare agency with a nearly 200-year history of providing comprehensive care to more than a million abused,...

Building an Integrated Delivery System Through Community Collaborations

Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) was launched in 2011 by a committed group of NYC not-for-profit behavioral health organizations to meaningfully participate in NYS’s Medicaid Redesign and Value Based Purchasing initiatives. CBC is dedicated to improving the quality of care for New Yorkers with...

Partnerships and Collaborations: A Model for Enhancing Access and Enrollment of Children and Families into Health Home Care Management

Community-based case management (CM) services, in general, and specifically those geared toward children and families, have historically been fragmented. Prior to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), New York State had a wide array of disparate CM services, including Targeted Case...