Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) represent a new way to enhance the operations and outcomes of traditional behavioral health clinics. CCBHCs are required to offer a more comprehensive, coordinated and integrated model of care.
The CCBHC framework requires behavioral health centers to integrate mental health and substance use services with targeted medical testing and screening. Helen Farabee Centers has a vision for excellence and is dedicated to the concepts of CCBHC. At Helen Farabee Centers (HFC), we are focused on a care coordination approach that is responsive to the needs of those we serve while improving their quality of life and overall health.
Additionally, CCBHCs’ clinical excellence emphasizes coordination of care among all providers. Research suggests that care coordination models assist patients and their support systems in managing medical conditions more effectively which is a key component to managing population health outcomes. To better assess individuals for needed services and care coordination objectives, we use standardized assessments. In addition to care coordination, clinics will focus on delivering care beyond the four walls and through our CCBHC service array.
Evidence-Based Best Practices
Helen Farabee Centers has dedicated, licensed professionals trained to engage members using the following evidence based practices.
Value To Our Partners
As a CCBHC provider, Helen Farabee Centers is required to report on nine clinic-based measures identify by HHSC.
Helen Farabee Centers serves a geographic area, covering 16,655 square miles across 19 counties in North Texas, 10 of which are designated as frontier communities. HFC serves 17 counties federally designated as Health Professionally Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for mental health and 10 counties which have a medically underserved area (MUA) designation. To address issues arising from distance between centers and lack of health professionals, HFC has a network of telehealth and telemedicine services to meet the needs of those we serve who may reside in counties with population densities as low as 2 people per square mile.
As a community provider with over 50 years of experience serving the community, HFC welcomes opportunities to collaborate and engage with Texas MCOs on improving HEDIS measures and quality metrics for STAR, STAR PLUS, and CHIP member populations. We further understand the need for real-time data sharing that will aid in the care coordination of member services.
Our team has already taken steps to engage in meaningful collaborations to review data from MCOs. Many of our MCO and provider discussions have resulted in the initial stages of data-sharing, leading to meaningful discussions that would move providers and payers from the world of Fee-for-services to an Alternative Payment Model. HFC is currently in the process of learning more systemic ways of obtaininig relative patient information that would contribute to care coordination following hospital discharge, potential preventable events (PPEs), and preventative care.