Staffing, reporting, clinical, and claims management challenges await as grants give way to third-party payers.
Historically, grant funding played an important role in building and sustaining the service capacity of community mental health and addiction treatment services, particularly for underserved or marginalized populations. But, amid the backdrop of historic shortfalls in federal and state budgets and years of successful advocacy for behavioral health parity, insurance reform, and expanded availability of accountable and high quality healthcare for all, the scope and availability of grant funding is rapidly changing.
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