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Capito Announces $1 Million for Mental Wellness and Substance Use Remedy in West Virginia


Mar 20, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking
Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Wellness and Human
Solutions, Education, and Connected Agencies, now announced that West Virginia
was 1 of 15 states chosen to get a $1,000,000, 1-year Certified
Neighborhood Behavioral Wellness Clinic (CCBHC) organizing grant from the U.S. Division
of Wellness and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Wellness Solutions
Administration (SAMHSA).

In 2024, up to ten of the 15
states chosen will participate in the CCBHC Medicaid demonstration system
and get enhanced Medicaid reimbursement. The funding for the expansion of
the CCBHC demonstration
system was authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) to support address the country’s mental wellness

“In current years, our nation
and state has faced an unprecedented surge of substance use deaths, fueled by
extraordinarily deadly drugs like illicit fentanyl,” Ranking Member Capito mentioned. “Grants like these play a vital part
in supporting regional recovery centers and guaranteeing they have the sources they
need to have to support pull struggling West Virginians out of the suffocating grip of
addiction. As we battle the opioid epidemic, I will continue to advocate for
our state, listen to the troubles and experiences that people today are facing, and
provide the sources we need to have.”


CCBHCs have been produced to
transform mental wellness and substance use therapy across the nation and
give sustainable funding for robust neighborhood outpatient mental wellness
therapy. The complete CCBHC demonstration system gives reimbursement by means of
Medicaid for the complete price of solutions that CCBHCs give, at larger, far more
competitive prices than neighborhood mental wellness centers previously received.
This sustainable funding also guarantees they can give a far more complete
variety of solutions rather than fragmented solutions driven by billing codes.

Funding for
the CCBHC state organizing grants was authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA)
in 2022 to address the country’s mental wellness crisis. CCBHCs give crisis
solutions that are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and serve any person who
requests care for mental wellness or substance use, regardless of their capacity
to spend. This expansion of CCBHCs builds on the preceding efforts to launch the
988 Suicide &amp Crisis Lifeline, which
Senator Capito supported, and additional builds the crisis continuum of care.

Understand far more right here.

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