New Funding is Available for Community-Based Mental Health Services
On April 1st, Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan, which went into effect. It increases the amount of federal reimbursement available under the Medicaid program for one year for what the law calls Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). There may be future legislation that extends this funding. HCBS are services that help people live and participate in the community — like intensive case management, peer support services, assertive community treatment, skills training, and supported employment.The new funding is meant to expand existing service capacity by supplementing what states now spend on community-based services.
New Funding Available for Community Based Mental Health Services