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Grants Available to Healthcare Providers for Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care Grants totaling up to $110 million over the course of five years.  SAMHSA is accepting applications now, due on or before May 17, 2017 by 11:59 pm Eastern time.
How it Works
The purpose of this program is to promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare. The grants will also help promote services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders as well as related physical conditions and chronic diseases.
SAMHSA expects to award up to 11 grantees up to $2 million each annually. The length of the project period will be up to five years, with projected available funding totaling $110 million. The actual amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
Who May Apply?
States or appropriate state agencies, in collaboration with one of the following:

  • One or more qualified community health programs, as described under section 1913(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended; or
  • One or more community health centers, as described in section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

AAFCPAs strongly encourages healthcare clients to learn more about SAMHSA’s Grant Program.  This may be a viable opportunity to obtain funds to support your necessary integration of primary and behavioral health care.  You may learn more by visiting samhsa.gov. Please feel free to forward this along to your contacts who may find this useful as well.
AAFCPAs has been helping healthcare entities succeed since our founding in 1973. If you have any questions, please contact your AAFCPA partner, or Matt Hutt at 774.512.4043, mhutt@nullaafcpa.com.

About the Author

Matthew Hutt CPA
Matt leads AAFCPAs’ Healthcare Division, providing assurance, tax and advisory solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), behavioral health providers, home care agencies and hospices, nursing homes, and senior care living centers. Matt advises healthcare providers on consolidation and coordination of care, including the integration of behavioral health into the primary care delivery system. He also provides consulting solutions for providers transitioning to new value-based reimbursement models, and data driven patient care, including: developing business process and controls for collecting and advantaging data to provide analysis on: provider activity, delivery of care, and analysis of efficiency & cost effectiveness. Matt is also highly-sought after for his knowledge on issues related to affordable housing developers with requirements related to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, MassHousing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historical Tax Credits and New Markets Tax Credits.