Substance Abuse & Mental Health
A management structure placing responsibility for publicly financed behavioral health treatment and prevention services within a single, private, nonprofit entity at the local level. This is designed to promote access to services, promote service continuity, and provide for a more efficient and effective delivery of substance abuse/mental health care services.
Becoming Co-Occurring Capable
The Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs have developed the Florida System of Care Initiative to create a “No Wrong Door” approach to services for individuals with both substance abuse and mental health problems (co-occurring disorders). The initiative uses the nationally recognized Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care (CCISC) model as the basis for developing co-occurring service capabilities in Florida’s communities through the enhancement of the business and clinical service practices of substance abuse and mental health providers throughout the state.
CBMAC – Community Based Medicaid Administrative Claiming
The Florida Legislature has authorized the Department of Children and Families to continue the Community Based Medicaid Administrative Claiming (CBMAC) Program. Through this program, community mental health and substance abuse agencies will be able to maximize Medicaid funding and provide additional or enhanced services to better meet the needs of Floridians with serious mental illnesses and substance abuse issues.
The unit serves both Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program offices in two important roles: 1) Direct Contract Management for all SAMH - D30 (central office) contracts; and 2) Provides support for the management of district contracted services.
There are numerous measures that are part of the Department’s performance management system. The data unit works to coordinate the collection and reporting of this data..