MIL-OSI USA: Mrvan Statement on Inclusion of Indiana in CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration Program

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Frank J. Mrvan (IN)

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Frank J. Mrvan released the following statement in response to the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that includes the State of Indiana into the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Medicaid Demonstration Program.  

According to HHS, the CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration Program provides reimbursement through Medicaid for the full cost of services, and this program was established under the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which Congressman Mrvan supported in the 117th Congress.  

Congressman Mrvan stated, “Throughout my career as a public official, I have advocated for increased access to mental health services and resources to fight addiction and substance use disorders.  I am grateful for the incredible services that community healthcare centers provide to individuals throughout Northwest Indiana, and applaud this announcement that will further enhance their ability to provide lifesaving care.”

Bill Trowbridge, President and CEO of Regional Care Group, stated, “I’m deeply encouraged by the inclusion of Indiana in the CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration Program.  This initiative represents a significant step forward in addressing the behavioral health crisis that affects so many individuals and families in our state.  The enhanced funding and support from the CCBHC model will enable organizations such as ours to expand our reach, improve our services, and ensure that no one is denied the care they need due to financial barriers.  We are extremely grateful for Congressman Mrvan’s advocacy and the federal support it brings that will positively transform mental health care in Northwest Indiana.”

Matthew Burden, President and CEO of Porter-Starke Services Inc., stated, “At Porter-Starke Services, we are thrilled by the news that Indiana has been selected as one of the CCBHC demonstration states.  While we have been expanding CCBHC services for a number of years through time-limited grants, this demonstration status is vital to our future in providing the most appropriate and highest quality of care.  It will also help us recruit and retain the staff we need to improve access and meet the demand for behavioral health services in our community.”

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