Indiana Council 2023 Legislative and Public Policy Platform
For the 2023 legislative session, the Indiana Council has identified the following primary areas of advocacy on behalf of the community based mental health and substance use treatment system in Indiana.
The Indiana Council Supports:
The Indiana Council supports legislation that requires the State to develop a plan for the continuation and expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) grantee program, while developing infrastructure and implementation of Prospective Payment System rate methodology along with transition of all current CMHCs to the CCBHC model over a period of 3 years. CCBHC service requirements shall be considered an emerging best practice for comprehensive behavioral health service providers accredited by the Division of Mental Health & Addictions. Transition to CCBHC model implementation shall consider needed support to Medicaid Rehabilitation Option during this transition and determining where it fits within this new payor structure. The Indiana Council supports a study regarding the barrier of criminal record barriers to employment in behavioral health including certified peer recovery positions and other behavioral health professionals.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONSIDERATIONS: The Indiana Council seeks to work across state government entities:
Being solution focused will enhance and enable the services of the CMHC system which will allow us to meet the increased demand for services.